St. John Gaulbert

St. John Gaulbert was born to a noble family in Florence, Italy, circa 985. After his brother was murdered, St. John tracked down the perpetrator. He found the man on Good Friday and then had a vision of Christ on the Cross. After the vision, he pardoned the killer and converted to Christianity. He became a Benedictine monk and built a monastery in Italy in 1038. After leaving, St. John started a number of abbeys in various cities. He died near Florence in 1073. St. John Gaulbert is patron saint of parks.

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Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.