November 2: Blessed Pio Campidelli

Blessed Pio Campidelli

April 29, 1868-May 27, 1882

Pius of St. Aloysius (Campidelli) was born on 29th April 1868 at Trebbio (Italy) and was the son of farmers. It was through a parish mission that he came to know the Passionists. He received the Passionist Habit on 27th May 1882 and made his first vows on 20th April 1884.

While preparing for Ordination he was afflicted with a grave illness. He died on 2nd November 1889 at age 21 and was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 17th November 1985.

In the chapel of rest since 1985 are the remains of Blessed Pio Campidelli, placed in an urn designed by Ravagli. In the background of the chapel eight large paintings in ceramics school Gatti Faenza, sketches of the painter Clara Zoani, many depict scenes from the life of the blessed, topped by the Passionist emblem.In the crypt are derived a cozy lounge and meeting rooms for prayer and study. In the sacristy there is a canvas depicting the crucifix that Galliadi GB, renowned painter of Santarcangelo, painted for the sanctuary in 1780.The chapel is kept working in a frontal seed of the church.

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