Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St John of God Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feast Day: March 8th
Representation and Imagery: shown as a simple religious man with a book.
Patron Saint of Granada, the sick, the dying, hospitals, nurses, hair-dressers and the booksellers
John left his home when he was 8. He went to follow a priest who talked to him about Spain. A shepherd adopted him and worked with him. The shepherd wanted John to marry his daughter. Jon left and fought in the Spanish-French-War and then against the Muslims in Vienna. After these wars, he moved to Gibraltar and started selling religious souvenirs. It is here that he heard the preaching of John of Avila, which changed him completely. He started caring for the poor and sick in a hospital. He died in 1550 because of his weak body due to his reckless efforts of helping people.