Blessed Luigi Biraghi – Feast Day – May 28

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Blessed Luigi Biraghi was a Roman Catholic priest. He was born on November 2 1801 in Vignate, Milan, Italy, and died on August 11 1879 in Milan, Italy. We celebrate his feast day on May 28 every year in the Catholic Church.

Blessed Luigi Biraghi Biography
Blessed Luigi Biraghi - Feast Day - May 28
Blessed Luigi Biraghi – Feast Day – May 28
Date of Birth November 2 1801
Place of Birth Milan, Italy
Profession Roman Catholic priest
Place of Work Milan, Italy
Date of Death August 11 1879
Place of Death Milan, Italy
Feast Day May 28
Beatification By Pope Benedict XVI on April 30 2006
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Blessed Luigi Biraghi Life History

Luigi Biraghi was the fifth born out of eight children. He entered the Minor Seminary of Castello sopra Lecco, Italy at age 12 and studied in the Major Seminaries of Monza and Milan in Italy.

He was ordained in the archdiocese of Milan, Italy on May 28 1825 and thereafter taught in the seminaries of Castello sopra Lecco, Seveso and Monza.

Luigi Biraghi was a highly educated and cultured man with deep knowledge of the early Church fathers and archeology. Thereafter, he became the spiritual director of the Major Seminary of Milan in 1833.

With the help of Mother Mariana Videmari, in 1836 Father Biraghi founded the Institute of the Sisters of Saint Marcellina (Marcellina Sisters) at Cernusco sul Naviglio.

This Institute requires fidelity to the faith in daily life by its members, and established schools for girls, both the nobility who could pay for it, and the poor who were not required.

Luigi Biraghi was named the doctor of the prestigious Biblioteca Ambrosiana in 1855 and also the honorary canon of the Basilica of Saint Ambrose.

In 1862, by the Pope‘s request, he acted as mediator among the clergy of Milan who were split between those who supported a united Italy, and those who sought the return of the Papal States.

Luigi Biraghi was also named the Vice-Prefect of the Ambrosiana in 1864 and later appointed Domestic Prelate to Blessed Pope Pius IX in 1873.

Today the Marcellina Sisters continue their good work in Italy, France, Brazil, Switzerland, England, Albania, Canada, and Mexico.

Luigi Biraghi died on August 11 1879 in Milan, Italy and was buried in the family grave in Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy. In 1951, his relics translated to the chapel of the mother-house of the Marcellina Sisters in Cernusco.

On December 20 2003, Pope John Paul II announced a decree of heroic virtues for Luigi Biraghi and on April 30 2006 Pope Benedict XVI him. Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins presided over the beatification mass in Milan, Italy.

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