Blessed José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero

Also known as

  • The Gaucho Priest

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Fourth of ten brothers. Priest in the diocese of Córdoba, Argentina, ordained at age 26. Known to travel long distances in Argentina on the back of a mule, dressed in sombrero and poncho, to serve the needs of Christiansm throughout his huge parish. Cared for the sick during the cholera epidemic of 1867 He was contracted leprosy during his travels, and was blind toward the end.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero“. Saints.SQPN.com. 1 December 2014. Web. 26 December 2014. <>