Blessed John Buoni
- 23 October
- Spent his youth as a jester in Italian courts with his spare time misspent in wild living.
After a severe illness in 1208, he reformed completely, converted, and became a hermit at Cesena.
His reputation for piety attacted disciples.
To escape them, he left one night and walked continuously and aimlessly till dawn.
At sunrise he found himself at the front door of his hermitage; he took this as a sign, and turned his energy to organizing his would-be followers.
Pope Innocent IV gave them the Augustinian rule, and they formed the basis of the Augustinian hermit friars.
- at Mantua, Italy
- 1249 of natural causes
- Name Meaning
- God is gracious; gift of God (John)
- 1483 (cultus confirmed)
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
For All The Saints
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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