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St. John of Sahagún


Saint John of Sahagún, born in 1419 in Sahagún, Spain, dedicated his life to serving God and His people as a priest. Renowned for his holiness and compassion, John’s journey to sainthood was marked by humility, selflessness, and unwavering devotion to Christ.

From a young age, John exhibited a deep piety and desire to follow Christ. After receiving his education, he entered the priesthood and was assigned to the parish of Saint Saviour in Salamanca. There, he endeared himself to the community through his exemplary pastoral care and dedication to the sacraments.

John’s ministry was characterized by a profound concern for the spiritual and material welfare of his flock. He tirelessly preached the Gospel, administered the sacraments, and provided for the poor and needy. His compassionate heart and gentle demeanor endeared him to all who knew him, earning him the title “Apostle of Salamanca.”

Despite his popularity, John remained humble and detached from worldly acclaim. He lived a life of simplicity and austerity, eschewing luxuries and comforts in favor of serving others. His unwavering commitment to Christ and his flock made him a beloved figure in Salamanca and beyond.


  • Lesson 1: Humility and Service: John’s humble service to God and His people teaches us the importance of humility and selflessness in our own lives. He exemplified Christ’s call to love and serve others, demonstrating that true greatness lies in humble service to others.
  • Lesson 2: Faithfulness to God’s Will: John’s unwavering devotion to Christ and His Church reminds us of the importance of remaining faithful to God’s will, even in the face of adversity. His steadfast commitment to his priestly vocation inspires us to persevere in our own journey of faith, trusting in God’s providence.


O Saint John of Sahagún, shepherd of souls and model of humility, intercede for us before the throne of God. Help us to imitate your example of selfless service and unwavering faithfulness to Christ. May we, like you, dedicate our lives to loving and serving God and His people. Amen.

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