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John of God
b. 1495 – d. 1550 • Religious group founder
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John of God, St
John of God, St (1495–1550), founder of the ‘Order of Charity for the Service of the Sick’, or ‘*Brothers Hospitallers’ (q.v.). He was born in *Portugal and, after a pious upbringing, joined a company of foot soldiers and forsook the practice of religion. At the age of about 40 he changed his mode
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
John of God
John of God and Brothers of Charity.—The Brothers of Charity were founded in 1540 at Seville, in Spain, by the Portuguese, John of God. Born in 1495, John led a roving life until his forty-fifth year, when he was converted at Grenada by an impressive sermon of John Avila, and from thenceforth (1540)
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John of God
John of God (1495–1550)Founder of the Brothers HospitallersBorn in Portugal, John Ciudad spent most of his life in Spain. As a youth he was a shepherd for a count in Castile. In 1522 he enlisted to fight against both France and the Turks. While a soldier he lived an immoral life.When he was about