ST. JOHN OF REOMAY, A. NOW CALLED
MOUTIER-SAINT-JEAN, IN BURGUNDY
HE was a native of the diocese of Langres, and
took the monastic habit at Lerins. He was called into his own country
by the bishop of Langres to found the abbey from which he received
his surname. He settled it under the rule of St. Macarius, governed
it many years with great reputation of sanctity, and was rendered
famous by miracles. He went to God about the year 540, being almost
one hundred and twenty years old, and was one of the holy institutors
of the monastic state in France. St. Gregory of Tours gives an
account of him in the eighty-seventh chapter of his book, On the
Glory of Confessors. His life was also compiled by Jonas, the
disciple of Columban, extant in Bollandus. See P. Rover, Hist.
Monast. S. Joan. Reom. Paris, 1637.