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