Saint John of Dukla
- Also known as
- Jan of Dukla
- 28 September
Friar Minor Conventual in 1440.
Preacher in Ukraine, Moldavia and Belarus.
Often a local superior, and once led the Franciscan custody headquartered in Lvív, Ukraine.
In 1463 he joined part of the Observant Franciscans, who observed their Rule very strictly.
Helped repel a Tartar attack on Lvív in 1474.
John's life was characterized by poverty, obedience, asceticism, and devotion to Our Lady.
Sought to reconcile schismatics to the Church.
Blind at age 70, he continued his ministry as preacher and confessor.
- 1414 at Dukla, Podkarpackie, Poland
- 29 September 1484 in Lviv, Lívivsíka oblastí, Ukraine of natural causes
- Name Meaning
- God is gracious; gift of God (John)
- 23 January 1733 by Pope Clement XII
- 10 June 1997 at Krosno, Poland by Pope John Paul II before approximately one million pilgrims
- Additional Information
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- Jesus Christ was his only master.
Imitating without reserve the example of his Master and Lord, he desired above all else to serve.
In this consists the Gospel of wisdom, love and peace.
He gave expression to this Gospel in the whole of his life.
- Pope John Paul II