Known as a pious and intelligent youth. Premonstratensian monk. Canon of the Premonstratensian monastery in Vicogne, France. Chosen abbot of his house in 1513, he refurbished the monastery, spent his nights in prayer, and was known for his charity and aid to the area poor; he served as abbot for 37 years. Advisor and confessor to Emperor Charles V. Declined the bishopric of Arras, France as it owuld have meant leaving monastic life.
- “Blessed Jean de Bracq“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2016. Web. 17 January 2017. <>