The Memorial of St Luigi Orione
St Luigi Orione Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPriests who became Saints
St Luigi Orione brief life History
|Date of Birth||June 23, 1872|
|Country of Birth||Italy in Europe|
|Profession||Priest and founder of the religious congregation called the Sons of Divine Providence.|
|Place of Work||Italy|
|Date of Death||March 12, 1940 (aged 67)|
|Place of Death||Sanremo, Liguria, Kingdom of Italy|
|Feast Day||March 12|
|Beatification||By Pope John Paul II on October 26, 1980, in Vatican City|
|Canonization||By Pope John Paul II on May 16, 2004, in Vatican City|
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St Luigi Orione Short life History
He is also known as Aloysius Orione
St Luigi Orione Biography
St Luigi Orione was born on 23 June 1872 at Pontecurone, Allessandria in Italy. He joined the Franciscans at Voghera, Italy as a young man. Luigi developed severe health problems and returned to his family.
He studied under Saint John Bosco at Turin, Italy, was present at Saint John’s death, and was cured of his illness during Saint John’s funeral. Studied at the seminary in Tortona, Italy. While he was still a layman and student, Luigi opened san Luigi house at San Bernardino in 1893, a home for the poor, abandoned and homeless. Ordained on 13 April 1895.
St Luigi Orione joined the Franciscans at Voghera, Italy as a young man, but developed severe health problems and returned to his family. He Studied under Saint John Bosco at Turin, Italy, was present at Saint John’s death, and was cured of his illness during Saint John’s funeral.
Established the Hermits of Divine prudence congregation, the Ladies of Divine Providence, and an orphanage in Rome, Italy in 1899. Below the patronage of Pope Saint Pius X, he founded the Little Missionaries of Charity. St Luigi built the Marian shrine at Tortona, of which it was the site that became a rallying point for people during times of political unrest.
To administer the houses of his congregations, Luigi traveled the world. He visited houses in Wales, Brazil, the United States, and throughout Italy.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
St Luigi Orione died on 12 March 1940 at San Remo, Imperia, Italy from heart disease. His body found intact when exhumed in 1965. It was interred at the shrine of Our Lady of Safe Keeping, Tortona, Italy.