Update on Blessed Luigi Guanella

I would like to thank Sr. Margaret Mary, a Daughter of St. Mary of Providence for her leaving a comment on my post this morning regarding the upcoming three canonizations, including Blessed Luigi Guanella.

Sister directed me to the website of the Pius Union of St. Joseph which Blessed Luigi founded. I have learned that Blessed Luigi worked closely with Pope St. Pius X and he had a deep devotion to St. Joseph. He had built in Rome a minor basilica, which was dedicated on March 12, 1912. He later that year sailed to the United States where he worked in Chicago with Italian immigrants. Three years later, he returned to Italy to assist victims of a disastrous earthquake which caused the deaths of ten thousand people. He died on October 24, 1915 and was beatified by Pope Paul VI on October 25, 1964.

Learn more about him at the link highlighted above. Once you get to the website, there are a number of little icons you can click on to explore.

Blessed Luigi Guanella, pray for us.

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