Sunday, July 12, 2020

Blessed Rolando Rivi – Saint of the Day – April 13 or may 29

Bl. Rolando Rivi Biography

Bl. Rolando Rivi Profile. Born: January 7 1931 in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: April 13 1945 in Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on April 13 or may 29.

The Memorial of Bl. Rolando Rivi – Saint of the Day

Blessed Rolando Rivi Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth January 7 1931
Country of Birth Italy of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession missionary priest
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death April 13 1945
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day April 13 or may 29
Beatification Beatified by Pope Francis on October 5 2013
Canonization Canonized by N/A
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Blessed Rolando Rivi
Blessed Rolando Rivi

Blessed’s Biography

Rolando Maria Rivi was born on 7 January 1931 in Italy. He was Baptist on 8 January from the parish priest Luigi Lemmi. 

Rivi grew up in the faith because of the influence of his mother. Before going to work in the fields each morning he attended the celebration of the Mass and received the Eucharist after he made his First Communion.

Blessed Rolando Rivi Education

In 1937 he attended the local school where his teachers—Clotilde Selmi and the catechist Antoinette Maffei—cultivated his love for life and for Jesus Christ. He was admitted to receive his First Communion almost at once because he was among the better prepared children.

His First Communion was made on 16 June 1938 on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Rivi changed becoming more mature and responsible.

Abduction and murder

On 10 April 1945 Rivi was abducted going to the woods where he liked to go. They shot him to prevent him to become a priest (shot by Communist partisans). Martyr.