Collection: St. John of Ribera

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Luis de Morales – c. 1566

St. John was archbishop and Vice-roy of Valencia, Spain. He was the son of the duke of Alcala, and was born in Seville, Spain. Ordained a priest in 1557, he became archbishop in 1568, serving for more than four decades until he died on January 6, in Valencia. John ordered the Moors deported from his see. He was revered by Pope Pius V and King Philip II of Spain.

His feast day is January 6.