Giovanni Battista Scalabrini

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Giovanni Battista Scalabrini
Born 8 July 1839
Fino Mornasco, Italy
Died 1 June 1905
Piacenza, Italy
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 9 November 1997, Rome by Pope John Paul II
Feast 1 June
Patronage Catholic Action, Migrants

Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini (John Baptist Scalabrini) (8 July 1839 – 1 June 1905) was ordained priest on 30 May 1863. He was made Bishop of Piacenza in Italy, on 28 November 1887 he founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles now known as the Scalabrinian Fathers and Brothers.[1] Its initial mission is to "maintain Catholic faith and practice among Italian emigrants in the New World." Today, they and their sister organizations, the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo (founded by Scalabrini on 25 October 1895) and Secular Institute of the Scalabrinian Missionary Women (founded 25 July 1961) minister to migrants, seafarers, refugees and displaced persons.

Ordained to the priesthood Paolo Miraglia-Gulotti in 1879.[2][better source needed]


  1. ^ Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini at Patron Saints Index
  2. ^ "Giovanni Battista Scalabrini" (PDF). Retrieved 3 May 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Francesconi, Mario (2007) [1985]. "Cause of canonisation of the Servant of God John Baptist Scalabrini Bishop of Piacenza and founder of The Missionary Brothers and Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo". In Visentin, Joseph. Virtues of the Servant of God John Baptist Scalabrini (PDF) (pro manuscriptu). Translated into English by Martino Bortolazzo. (revised ed.). Rome: Office of Postulator of the Scalabrinian Missionaries (published 2012). Archived from the original on 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 

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