Saint John the Saxon

Memorial

Profile

Monk in France. Invited by King Alfred of England to restore faith and learning to the English abbeys ravaged by the Danes. Abbot of Athelingay. Murdered in a church at night by two French monks who were under his guidance, but rebelled against it. Considered a martyr as his death was caused by working for the Faith.

Born

  • in Saxony (part of modern Germany)

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint John the Saxon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2013. Web. 25 December 2014. <>