Blessed John the Spaniard

detail of a bas-relief roundel of Blessed John the Spaniard, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e Beati; click for source imageAlso known as

  • John of Spain



Migrated to France as a boy. Studied at Arles, France. Carthusian monk at Montreuil, France. Transferred to the Grande Chartreuse under Saint Anthelm of Belley. Founder and first prior of the charterhouse of Reposoir near Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Drew up the first constitutions for the Carthusian nuns.



  • 1160 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed John the Spaniard“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 June 2015. Web. 28 May 2016. <>