Born near Castelnuovo  in the diocese of Turin in 1815.  His early years were most difficult so he dedicated himself to the education of the young.  They were instructed in both the arts and the Christian life. He wrote pamphlets for the support and defense of religion.  Died in 1888.  St. John pray for us!

FEAST DAY-  January 31

PATRON OF-  Altar servers, editors, acrobats, jugglers