New Catholic Dictionary: Saint John of Matha

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Confessor, founder of the Trinitarians, born Faucon, France, 1169; died Rome, Italy, 1213. He was educated at Aix and Paris. Feeling that his vocation was to devote his life to helping Christian captives, he became attached to Saint Felix of Valois, the hermit, and founded the Order of Trinitarians to carry on the work of redeeming captives; it was approved in 1209. Relics in Madrid. Feast, Roman Calendar, 8 February.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint John of Matha”. People of the Faith. Saints.SQPN.com. 6 December 2010. Web. 28 July 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/new-catholic-dictionary-saint-john-of-matha/>