Our Patron - St John
St John was the son of Zebedee and brother of St James the Greater. He was an Apostle and evangelist, being the author of the Fourth Gospel. In his Gospel he refers to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.”
The spirit of love permeates all the writings of St John. St Jerome tells us that when he was an old man the single theme of his preaching was: “My little children, love one another.” When the faithful asked him why he did not preach on something else he replied that this was the Lord’s commandment and that if this is fulfilled it is sufficient. He died peacefully in Ephesus about the year AD 100.