Friday, 24 February 2017

# Saints

Saint John Theristus

The 24th of February is the feast day of Saint John Theristus.

The following is from Wikipedia:

Saint John Theristus (1049–1129) was an Italian Byzantine monk, called Theristus or “Harvester”.[1]
He was of Calabrian lineage, born in Sicily. John's Calabrian mother had been captured by the Saracens and brought to Sicily. He contrived to escape to Calabria while still a child, and there he became a Greek monk.[2] He helped to miraculously harvest a large crop ahead of destructive weather, saving the locals from starvation, and gaining the title attributed to him.[3] There he remained until his death of natural causes, in 1129.
The monastery of San Giovanni Theristis is entitled to him. 

References

  1. St. John Theristus Catholic Online
  2.  February 24 St. Patrick Catholic Church Saint of the Day
  3.  Saint John Theristus Patron Saint Index 

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