Blessed John the Discalced - Franciscan Friar (1280-1349).
Blessed John was born near Quimper in France. Since he had nothing to give away, he begged from the wealthy and thus assisted the miserable. His mortification was extreme; he fasted unceasingly on bread and water save for forty days during the year, and for sixteen years touched no meat or wine. He also foresaw the pestilence which would afflict it in 1349 and died in that year.
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