(Saint) (June 24) (12th century) Of Calabrian parentage, he was born in Sicily, whither his mother had been carried by the Mohammedans who in the twelfth century made frequent inroads into Italy. He escaped from the Infidels while still a child and, crossing into Italy, was baptised and permitted to embrace the life of a hermit under the discipline of two Basilian monks in repute of high sanctity. In this he persevered to the day of his death (February 24, A.D. 1129), excelling in sanctity even his masters. He worked many miracles to the edification and help of those who sought his prayers.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “John Therest”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 October 2013. Web. 31 August 2015. <>