John of Gorz

John Of Gorz, a French monk of some note who flourished in the 10th century, was born at Vendiere, near Pont-a-Mousson, and studied theology under Berner, deacon of Toul. After joining various convents — among the last that of the Recluses — and not finding that earnest piety and strict ascetic life which he sought to impose upon himself, he finally gathered a few true friends of like mind in the convent of Gorz, presented to them by bishop Adalbert, of Mayence. In the latter part of his life, Otho the Great sent him as ambassador to Abderrahman II, in Cordova. His biography was written by a friend and contemporary, St. Arnulph (died 984), and is given by Pertz, Monum. 4, 335.

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