Blessed John of Valence
- 26 April
- Canon at Lyons, France.
Pilgrim to Compostela, Spain.
Benedictine Cistercian monk at Clairvaux under Saint Bernard.
Founded the Cistercian house at Bonneval in 1117.
Abbot at Bonneval.
Bishop of Valence in 1141; he felt so unworthy of the position that he had to be physically carried to the altar to be ordained.
- at Lyons, France
- 1146 of natural causes
- Name Meaning
- God is gracious; gift of God (John)
- 1901 (cultus confirmed)
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