John of the Grating

Saint John of the Grating
Bishop of Aleth
Born 1098
Brittany, France
Died 1168
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Canonized 1517 by Cultus confirmed by Pope Leo X
Feast 1 February

John of the Grating was a Cistercian Bishop of Aleth. John was born in Brittany, in 1098 he joined Clairvaux,[1] where he was professed by St. Bernard. He would go on to found Sainte-Croix de Guingamp and Saint-Jacques de Montfort Abbeys, after his appointment as Bishop in 1144.[2] He was given the moniker of "Grating", due to the grating, or metal rails, surrounding his shrine.[3]


  1. Saint of the Day, February 1: John of the Grating Retrieved 2012-03-07.
  2. Blessed John of the Grating Patron Saint Index
  3. St. John of the Grating Catholic Online
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