St. John of Parma

St. John of Parma was a Franciscan priest born in 1209 in Italy. He taught theology in Bologna and Naples, Italy. He became the Franciscans’ seventh minister general in 1247, and he traveled to the Franciscan provinces of various countries. St. John of Parma also served as papal legate to Constantinople. He is patron saint of Parma, Italy.

Catholic Review

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