April 29 - Joseph Benedict Cottolengo


Joseph was born in Italy and was the eldest of 12 siblings. He worked hard to earn his degree in theology. He was ordained a priest and one day attended a very poor woman who was denied medical care because she was too poor to pay for it. Joseph Cottolengo sold all he owned and opened a free shelter for the elderly and people with health and mental problems.  Pius IX called Joseph’s house the house of miracles.

What needs have you observed that can make you get into action? What do you have that you can share with others?


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