Friday, January 26, 2007
Founder of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate...
What can be learned from this saint whom we now look at? His parents were the decisive religious influence during his youth! After ordination he committed himself to keep alive the Christian faith of the inhabitants of Rome. He became an animator of collaboaration among clergy, religious and laity alike.
He was born in Rome and died there, too. He lived from 1795-1850. He was declared blessed by Pius XII in 1950 and was canonised a saint by Blessed John XXIII in 1963. He was the founder of the Pallottine Fathers (they serve everywhere and since 1998, in Russia, too). Since January 22, 1950 , this sarcophagus has contained the body of the saint.