Saint John de Massias
- Also known as
- 18 September
- Born to a pious and impoverished Spanish nobile family.
Orphaned young, he worked as a shepherd.
Worked on a South American cattle ranch around Cartegena.
Dominican lay brother at Lima, Peru, received by the house on 23 January 1622.
Worked as porter or doorkeeper for his friary for over 20 years.
Noted for visions, for his care for the poor of Lima, and for his endless praying of the Rosary, offering all his prayers for the release of souls in Purgatory; traditions says that he freed over a million through his prayers.
Friend of Saint Martin de Porres.
- 2 March 1585 at Ribera del Fresno, Estramadura, Spain
- 16 September 1645 in Lima, Peru of natural causes
- Name Meaning
- God is gracious; gift of God (John)
- 1837 by Pope Pius VII
- 1975 by Pope Paul VI
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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