Blessed Luigi Guanella, October 24

Blessed Luigi Guanella

Blessed Luigi Guanella, Priest and Founder
Fraciscio of Campodolcino, December 19, 1842 – Como, October 24, 1915

Luigi Guanella was born in Fraciscio of Campodolcino (Sondrio) in 1842. In 1866 he became a Priest. In his pastoral activity ahe pproached the experiences of Cottolengo and Don Bosco, who he met in Turin, with whom he spent three years. In 1881 he founded the Servants of Charity and the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence. Soon they spread from Como in Italy and also to America, Asia and Africa. In Rome, with the help of Pope Pius X, was built the basilica of St. Joseph Transit. Orion Don Guanella intervened in the earthquake of Marsica: January 1915. He died a few months later. He was Beatified in 1964 by Pope Paul VI.

Roman Martyrology: At Como, Blessed Luigi Guanella, the priest who founded the Congregation of the Servants of Charity and the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence to take care of the needs of the poor and the afflicted and to ensure their safety.

Source: Santi e Beati


4 Responses to Blessed Luigi Guanella, October 24

  1. Lauren Hill says:

    Luigi Guanella – Canonization.
    Vatican City, Jul 1, 2010 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Pontifical Council for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decrees on a variety of miracles, martyrs and declarations of heroic virtue on Thursday. Included among the European majority is an Italian priest destined for canonization.
    Just a day after the Church’s celebration of the Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church, Pope Benedict XVI and Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect of the congregation, met to review saints’ causes that were up for approval.
    Topping the list of candidates is the man who will become the Church’s newest saint, Blessed Luigi Guanella, Italian priest-founder of the Servants of Charity congregation of religious brothers and of the Institute of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence. Living from 1842 to 1915, he first started the sisters’ orphanage to assist a children’s home he had founded.
    The community now has 100 homes and 1,200 religious sisters.
    In addition to establishing the Servants of Charity, which now has 500 members dedicated to assisting those in need, two years before his own death he founded the Pious Union of Saint Joseph whose members pray for the dying. The first of what has now become millions of members of the prayer group was Pope Pius X.

  2. Lauren Hill says:

    Hello, I apologize. In my earlier communication about the Canonization of Blessed Luigi Guanella I neglected to greet you and thank you for all that you are doing for the Church.
    Praying for God’s grace,
    Lauren Hill
    Pious Union of St Joseph (United States)
    953 E Michigan Ave
    Grass Lake, MI 49240

  3. Lauren Hill says:

    Greetings from the Pious Union of St Joseph/Shrine of St Joseph in Grass Lake Michigan. We are celebrating the Canonization of our Founder this year and want to offer biographical information and published writings of Bl Louis Guanella. The Canonization Mass was announced by the Holy Father yesterday, October 23, 2011.
    Lauren Hill, Guanellian Cooperator
    Assistant to Sr Margaret Mary and Fr Fortunato Turati

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