St. John Berchmans Catholic School

August 21 is the first day of school. Parent Orientation is August 17th at 6:00 p.m. Open Registration still open but spaces are filling up. Call the school for more information at 210-433-0411. Or email us at sjb.info@sjbsa.com. The office will be closed on Monday August 14th so that the faculty and staff may attend the Catholic School Convocation Mass. It will reopen after 1:00 pm.
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St. John Berchmans, Patron of Altar Boys was born in 1599 in Diest, Brabant, in Flanders. As a youth, he declared, "If I do not become a Saint when I am young, I shall never become one." In 1616 he became a Jesuit novice. As a Jesuit, he practiced perfection in little things; he said, "My penance is to live the common life," and he let himself be ruled "like a baby a day old," as he himself wrote. He served Mass with such total devotion that he sometimes distracted the celebrant. He walked to Rome to study at the Roman College; at the college his talent, enthusiasm and application to study had rarely been equaled and never surpassed. His biographer says that there was always a smile playing about his mouth. In 1621 St. John Berchmans fell ill from prolonged study, from the strain of preparation for a public disputation, and from the summer heat. After four days he was asked if he had anything on his conscience; he answered, "Nothing at all." Two days later he died peacefully. Numerous miracles followed his death.