John of the Grating

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Saint John of the Grating
Bishop of Aleth
Born 1098
Brittany, France
Died 1168
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Canonized 1517 by Cultus confirmed by Pope Leo X
Feast 1 February

John of the Grating was a Cistercian Bishop of Aleth. John was born in Brittany, in 1098 he joined Clairvaux,[1] where he was professed by St. Bernard. He would go on to found Sainte-Croix de Guingamp and Saint-Jacques de Montfort Abbeys, after his appointment as Bishop in 1144.[2] He was given the moniker of "Grating", due to the grating, or metal rails, surrounding his shrine.[3]


  1. ^ Saint of the Day, February 1: John of the Grating Retrieved 2012-03-07.
  2. ^ Blessed John of the Grating Archived 2009-04-30 at the Wayback Machine. Patron Saint Index
  3. ^ St. John of the Grating Catholic Online