(Saint) (June 12) (15th century) Born at Sahagun (S. Fagoudrz) in Spain, from an early age he had held several Benefices in the Diocese of Burgos; but the reproaches of his conscience forced him to resign them all, except one chapel where he daily said Mass, preached and catechised. He studied Theology at Salamanca, and ultimately became a Hermit of the Augustinian Order in the same city. His life was marked by a singular devotion to Holy Mass. Each night after Matins, he remained in choir till the hour of celebration. The power of his personal holiness, felt in his preaching, produced a complete reformation in Salamanca. He had a special gift of reconciling enemies. He sedulously denounced the vice of impurity rife at the time; and died in defence of the Angelic virtue, being poisoned by a woman whose companion in sin he had converted. He went to his reward, A.D. 1479.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “John of Saint Facundus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 October 2013. Web. 29 May 2015. <>