Saint Jean of Réomay

illustration of Saint John, Abbot, from the book 'Saints of the Order of Saint Benedict', designed by Father Amandus LiebhaberAlso known as

  • Jean of Réomé



Hermit at Réomay, France. His reputation for holiness spread, and he began to attract would-be disciples. To escape them he sneaked away, and became a monk at Lérins Abbey. He was sent by his bishop back to Reomay as abbot of its monastery, which became Mount Saint Jean in his honour. He became one of the pioneers of Western monasticism. So strict in his refusal to be around women, he refused to receive his own mother when she visited the monastery.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Jean of Réomay“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2021. Web. 9 December 2021. <>