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Feastday: May 29

Death: 750

Spanish hermit in the Aragonese Pyrenees. He lived under a rock promontory, and a monastery was later established on the site, the Benedictine Abbey of St. John de Ia Pena. It served as the cradle of the religious and spiritual life of Navarre and Aragon.

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