John of God, religious – March 8th
St John of God (d. 1550, Granada, Spain) (Relics: Granada, Spain)
First Class Relics
Basílica de San Juan de Dios
(Basilica of St John of God)
Calle San Juan de Dios 23
18001 Granada, Spain
*The remains of St John of God rest within a silver urn within the gilded Baroque altarpiece above the main altar. At the age of forty-two St John of God experienced a profound conversion which inspired him to dedicate himself totally to serving and caring for the hospitalized and the poor.
Churches of Honor in Rome
San Giovanni Calibita (Saint John Calibytes)
Isola Tiberina 39
*This church is located on Tiber Island just across from San Bartolomeo all’ Isola.
*St John of God was the patron saint of the community that founded this church and the hospital adjacent to it. Several works within this church depict various events from his life. Also placed upon a small obelisk in the piazza just outside of this church is a small statue of the saint.