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Quotes by "St. John Berchmans"

St. John Berchmans took as his spiritual model his fellow Jesuit St. Aloysius of Gonzaga and he was also influenced by the example of the English Jesuit martyrs. It was his realistic appreciation for the value of ordinary things, a characteristic of the Flemish mystical tradition, that constituted his holiness. He had a special devotion to God's Mother; and to him is owed the Little Rosary of the Immaculate Conception.

Feast: August 13
Patron Saint of Altar Servers, Jesuit scholastics, and students

St. John Berchmans

“If I do not become a saint when I am young…”

If I do not become a saint when I am young, I shall never become one.

St. John Berchmans

“Our true worth does not consist in what human beings think of us…”

“Our true worth does not consist in what human beings think of us. What we really are consists in what…