St. John the Almsgiver (550-616)
The son of the governor of Cyprus, John entered the religious life upon the death of his wife and child from disease. During his patriarchate at Alexandria, he became widely known for his generosity to the poor. He also helped refugees from the wars in the Holy Land.

Reflections from the Saints

If we are able to enter the church day and night and implore God to hear our prayers, how careful we should be to hear and grant the petitions of our neighbor in need.
– St. John the Almsgiver