Saturday, February 16, 2008

Blessed Joseph Allamano (Canonization Pending)

Talk about having "saintly connections." Born in Castelnuova, Asti, Italy in 1851, Blessed Joseph Allamano was the nephew of Saint John Cafasso, and recieved spiritual direction from Saint John Bosco when he studied at the Salesian Oratory in Valdocco, Italy. He founded the Consolata Missionary Priests and Brothers as well as the Consolata Missionary Sisters between 1901 and 1902.

I've been trying to acquire more information about this holy man but so far no luck - which seems rather odd. He founded two orders and biographical information of him is scarce. Perhaps if he is canonized greater details will surface.

If you know anything else about Blessed Joseph Allamano, please leave me a comment.

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