Blessed John Buoni

Blessed John BuoniAlso known as

  • John Bonus
  • John Good
  • John the Good



Spent his youth as a jester in Italian courts with his spare time mis-spent in wild living. After a severe illness in 1208, he reformed completely, converted, and became a hermit at Cesena, Italy. His reputation for piety attacted disciples. To escape them, he left one night and walked continuously and aimlessly till dawn. At sunrise he found himself at the front door of his hermitage; he took this as a sign, and turned his energy to organizing his would-be followers. Pope Innocent IV gave them the Augustinian rule, and they formed the basis of the Augustinian hermit friars.




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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed John Buoni“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 February 2019. Web. 24 May 2019. <>