Joseph Cafasso

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Joseph Cafasso, OFS
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Print circa 1895.
Franciscan Priest
Born(1811-01-15)15 January 1811
Castelnuovo d'Asti, Asti, Kingdom of Sardinia
Died23 June 1860(1860-06-23) (aged 49)
Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Beatified3 May 1925, Saint Peter's Basilica, Kingdom of Italy by Pope Pius XI
Canonized22 June 1947, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City by Pope Pius XII
Major shrineSantuario della Consolata, Turin, Italy
Feast23 June
AttributesPriest's attire
  • Italian prisons
  • Prison chaplains
  • Prisoners
  • Those condemned to death

Joseph Cafasso, OFS (Italian: Giuseppe Cafasso; 15 January 1811 – 23 June 1860) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest who was an important social reformer in Turin.[1] He was called a "Social Saint" during that time.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Saint Giuseppe Cafasso". Saints SQPN. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. The 'Social Saints' of Turin - at time of writing - are taken to be Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo, John Bosco, Maria Domenica Mazzarello, and Leonardo Murialdo, who took it as their task to minister to the dispossessed, marginalized and often criminal elements Turin which was in the throes of industrialization. If the movement for her beatification proves successful, Juliette Colbert de Barolo - who focused on women prisoners - could come to be added to their number.
  3. Meg Hunter-Kilmer (22 June 2017). "The holy priest who left hardened sinners "weeping for joy"". Aleteia. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. "Saint Joseph Cafasso (1811-1860)". Salesians UK. Archived from the original on 20 July 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.