Having completed the Preparatory studies, he joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, in Which pasted degree in 1870.
Was an educator to his vocation. In the words of Loureiro de Souza, "Florencio João Gomes was an educator and the Carneiro Ribeiro Abilio Cesar Borges. He dedicated his life Entire, with unmatched expertise and the Profound love, the arduous task of teaching But comforting" (1)
He Studied in the old Gym Bahia, founded by Abilio Cesar Borges, his teacher and inspiring.
Began teaching at 16 years old and lived in gym The Same When He started medical school.
One year after the graduation of John Florencio, Abilio Cesar Borges Moved to Rio de Janeiro, Bahia passing the Gym at the hands of Canon Rock, Vicar of Nazareth.
In 1875, John Florencio assumed direction of the traditional educational establishment, and changed the name to "College of St. Joseph."
For half a century Florencio João Gomes directed the College of St. Joseph with luster of yesteryear The Same, thanks to its unique culture and full dedication.
In the words of Carlos da Silva Lacaz, "few men lived so intensely Have his work in the Florencio João Gomes (2).
Ordival Cassiano Gomes said: "Few educators, Bahia, rose high to the teaching of the That Man, Whose monastic life, removed from worldly pleasures, enshrined Within his unwavering Catholic faith was an example of love and dedication to moral improvement and intellectual potential of young Men from Their Land "(ibid.).
He Died poor, he lived to the poor. In his opinion, was never instruct a way to make money or get another profit But spiritual pleasure.
He Died in his brother's house in the city of São Paulo, October 2, 1925.
1. Loureiro de Souza, Antonio-Baianos Distinguished (1564-1925). Salvador, 1973.
2. Lacaz Silva, Carlos - Shades of Brazilian Medicine. São Paulo, 1966.