- John Cacciafronte
- Giovanni de Surdis Cacciafronte
- John de Surdis
Benedictine monk at the abbey of Saint Lawrence in Cremona, Italy. Abbot in 1155. Sided with the Pope against Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, and so was banished from the abbey by the emperor. Hermit near Mantua, Italy.
Bishop of Mantua in 1174, replacing a bishop removed for transgressions in office. In 1177, his predecessor repented, returned, and requested the return of his see. John asked permission to resign, return the mitre to the previous bishop, and return to his life as a hermit. The request was granted, and John transferred to Vicenza, Italy.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Heiligen Lexikon
- Katherine Rabenstein
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology
- “Blessed John Sordi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 March 2010. Web. 23 October 2016. <>