Berchmans, Saint. John b. March 12, 1599 d. August 13, 1621 Roman Catholic Saint. The patron saint of altar servers, John Berchmans was born in the Belgian city of Diest, the son of a shoemaker, first of five children, three of whom entered religious life. Lovingly assisting his mother when she began suffering from a lengthy illness that confined her to bed while still a nine year old child, holding a great devotion to his position as an altar boy, he entered the Society of Jesus after reading the life of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga at the Jesuit College of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy Plot: Cappella della SS. Annunziata.