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Saint of the Month: St John of the Cross
John of the Cross
FEAST DAY DECEMBER 14th. John was born in Fontiveros in Spain on 24th June 1542. He was the youngest of three boys born to Gonzalo de Yepes and Catalina Alvarez, though the second boy died in childhood. Gonzalo came from a weathy family though he was disinherited when he married the orphaned Catalina. He died when John was very young and after his death the family experienced extreme poverty.