New Catholic Dictionary – Saint John of Sahagun

detail of a ceramic altarpiece with an image of San Juan de Sahagún; 17th century, artist unknown; convent of Santa Maria del Pópulo, Seville, Spain; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(San Fagondez) Confessor, hermit, born Sahagun, Spain, 1419; died Salamanca, Spain, 1479. Educated at Salamanca and Burgos, he was ordained, 1445, and made canon in the cathedral at Burgos. Desiring a more thorough knowledge of theology, he entered the University of Salamanca, where he took his degree in divinity. Then joining the Order of Hermits of Saint Augustine, 1463, he was made prior of the community, 1471. He is said to have been poisoned by a woman whose companion in sin he had converted. Patron of Salamanca. Relics in Spain, Belgium, and Peru. Canonized, 1696. Feast, Roman Calendar, 12 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint John of Sahagun”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 June 2017. Web. 20 September 2017. <>