Book of Saints – John Berchmans

photograph of the Saint John stained glass window in Saint Joseph's Cathedral, Macon, Georgia, USA, artist unknown; photographed in the summer of 2003Article

(Saint) (November 13) (17th century) Born in Brabant, he was received while quite young into the Society of Jesus, and sent to Rome for his studies. He died at the age of twenty-two; but his ardour in the practice of virtue and assiduity in prayer were such that he had visibly attained already to a great height of sanctity before he passed away (November 13, A.D. 1621). He was canonised by Pope Leo XIII.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John Berchmans”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 August 2018. Web. 20 June 2021. <>