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St. John of Bridlington

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Feastday: October 21
Patron: women in difficult labour; fishermen
Birth: 1319
Death: 1379

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Augustinian prior and patron of women who face difficult labors. He was born John Thwing in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England, in 1319, and became a student at Oxford. Joining the Augustinians at Bridlington, he served as prior for seventeen years until his death. He was canonized in 1401.

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