Saints

St. John of God

John was a Spaniard who, until he was forty, lived a selfish and wicked life. Through God’s grace he had a sudden conversion, and he began to perform such strange penances that he was put in a hospital for the insane. St. John of Avila advised him to moderate his penance by performing simple acts of charity. His moderation helped him grow in sanctity, and many people asked his help in growing closer to God.

1495–1550
March 8
Moderation