Saint John of Gorze

Also known as

  • Jean de Gorze
  • John of Lorraine



Born to a wealthy family. Studied at the Benedictine monastery of Saint-Mihiel in Metz, France. Reputed to have a prodigious memory, what today was would call “photographic”. Administrator of landed estates. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy. Spent some time at the Monte Cassino Abbey. Benedictine monk at Gorze Abbey in 933. Ambassador for Emperor Otto II to the Caliph Abd-er-Rahman of Cordoba, Spain for two years. Abbot at Gorze in 960. Noted as a wise and gentle reformer.


  • c.900 at Vandières, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint John of Gorze“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 November 2021. Web. 6 December 2021. <>