Bl. John of Vercelli

Bl. John of Vercelli

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December 1, 2017

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Bl. John of Vercelli (+1283)
Italian, priest, 6th Master of the Order, preacher, earnestly promoted devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus in consequence of the commission to do so given him and the Order by Pope Gregory X in implementation of the Second Ecumenical Council of Lyons (1274), at which St. Bonaventure (July 15) assisted and died, and on the way to which St. Thomas (Jan. 28) expired, Church appointed patron of the Confraternity of the Holy Name.