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Berchmans, John

Born: 1599 AD
Died: 1621 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Categories: Clergymen

1599 – He was born on the 13th of March in Diest in Brabant.

1616 – On the 24th of September, he was received into the novitiate at Mechelen.

1618 – In Mechelen, he made his simple vows, and was sent to Antwerp to begin the study of philosophy.

1621 – He was buried in the church of St. Ignatius at Rome, but his heart was taken to the Jesuit church in Louvain.

         – He was selected by the prefect of studies to take part in a philosophical disputation at the Greek College.

1865 – John Berchmans was declared Blessed.

1888 – He was canonized Feast on the 13th of  August.