Monday, February 17, 2020

Saint of the Day – 30 May – Saint Joseph Marello

The Memorial of Saint Joseph Marello

Saint Joseph Marello is the Patron Saint of

Oblates of Saint Joseph
Diocese of Acqui

Saint Joseph Marello Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersBishops who became Saints

Saint Joseph Marello brief life History

Date of Birth 26 December 1844
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Bishop of Acqui
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 30 May 1895 (aged 50)
Place of Death Savona, Kingdom of Italy
Feast Day 30 May
Beatification By Pope John Paul II on 26 September 1993 in Asti, Italy
Canonization By Pope John Paul II on 25 November 2001 at Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City
Patron Saint of Oblates of Saint Joseph
Diocese of Acqui

Saint Joseph Marello Short life History

Saint Joseph Marello is also known as Giuseppe Marello

• He was the son of Vincenzo and Anna Maria Marello. His mother died when Joseph was very young, and the family moved from Turin to Santi Martino Alfieri.
• He entered the seminary at age 12.
• He contracted typhus at age 19; promised Our Lady that if he survived, he would continue his studies to be ordained. He recovered, attributed the cure to Our Lady of Consolation, and was ordained on 19 September 1868.

• He was secretary to Bishop Carlo Savio at Asti, Italy for 13 years.
• He attended the First Vatican Council with Bishop Savio in 1869 and 1870.
• He took over an Asti retirement home to save it from bankruptcy.
• He was spiritual director and catechist in his diocese.
• He was founder of the Oblates of Saint Joseph in 1878, a congregation dedicated to caring for the poor, educating the young, and assisting bishops in any capacity required.

• Became Bishop of Acqui, Italy on 17 February 1889.
• He visited all the parishes in his diocese, and wrote six pastoral letters to his flock.
• He died while participating in a celebration of the 3rd centennial of Saint Philip Neri.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Joseph Marello was born on 26 December 1844 at Turin, Italy and died on 30 May 1895 of cerebral hemorrhage at Savona, Italy

Saint Joseph Marello
Saint Joseph Marello