Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Winand Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Feastday: April 7th
Representation and Imagery: shown as a priest with book.
Patron Saint of Teachers
St. John was born in France and was the oldest son of a very wealthy family. He studied in Paris and became a Priest in 1678. He became known for his involvement in education and taking care of the poor. He founded the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and he is considered to be the founder of the very first Christian school. His schools were soon all over Italy and the method of classroom teaching showed to be a success. Furthermore, he founded a reform school only for boys at Dijon in France. John Baptist died at St. Yon in 1719 and was canonised in 1900 by Pope Leo XIII.