The Carmelite Review – Blessed John Soreth

Blessed John SorethBlessed John Soreth was born at Caen, Normandy, in 1394. He was sent to study in the University of Paris in 1440. He received all the honors of the University. He filled with distinction many offices, as prior, provincial, commissary-general, and finally General of the entire Order. He was profoundly versed in Sacred Scripture, philosophy, theology, and law. His zeal was truly apostolical. His desire for the spread of his Order was the admiration of all. He visited all his provinces and made many changes for the better government of his Order. He established the Third Order and Convents of Nuns. After years of labor in God’s service, he died in 1471, saying, “Oh, holy Virgin, Queen of my heart, I wish to behold you. Oh, Jesus, be to me a Saviour.” He is the patron of those who suffer from hydrophobia, having cured many of this malady.

– text taken from the article “Our Saints in July” in the July 1893 edition of The Carmelite Review magazine, author not listed