Luigi Orione

19th and 20th-century Italian monk, social advocate and religious founder / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Luigi Giovanni Orione was an Italian priest who was active in answering the social needs of his nation as it faced the social upheavals of the late 19th century. To this end, he founded a religious institute of men. He has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church.

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Luigi Orione
Advocate of the Poor and of Orphans
Priest and founder
Born(1872-06-23)June 23, 1872
Pontecurone, Alessandria, Kingdom of Italy
DiedMarch 12, 1940(1940-03-12) (aged 67)
Sanremo, Liguria, Kingdom of Italy
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
(Sons of Divine Providence and Little Missionary Sisters of Charity)
BeatifiedOctober 26, 1980, Vatican City, by Pope John Paul II
CanonizedMay 16, 2004, Vatican City, by Pope John Paul II
Major shrineShrine of the Madonna della Guardia,
Tortona, Alessandria, Italy
FeastMarch 12