Saints of the Day – John of Warneton, Bishop


Born at Warneton, French Flanders; died 1130. John, a disciple of Saint Ivo of Chartres, became a canon regular of Mont-Saint-Eloi near Arras. His holiness led him to the position of archdeacon of Arras and eventually to bishop of the see of Thérouanne, which he accepted only under a papal order. He was a founder of many monasteries. Though he had a reputation for strictness, he was extremely gentle in dealing with the individuals who had conspired against his life (Attwater2, Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2021. Web. 16 October 2021. <>