Blessed Diego Oddi

Also known as

  • Giuseppi Oddi
  • José Oddi

Memorial

Profile

Son of Vicenzo Oddi and Bernardina Pasquali; raised in a poor but pious farm family. He had little education, but learned as much about the faith as he could. About age 20 he felt a call to the religious life, but his family strongly objected. He met Blessed Mariano da Roccacasale while making a pilgrimage to Rome, and was inspired by his example to become a Franciscan lay brother. He spent the rest of his life in the same monastery, known for his life of simple service, his sunny temperament, and his obvious deep faith.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Diego, contact
       Fra Paolo Lombardo, OFM
       Ritiro S. Francesco
       via S. Francesco
       00030 Bellegra (RM), ITALY
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Diego Oddi“. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 May 2014. Web. 23 August 2014. <>