Saint Giovanni Calabria

Saint Giovanni CalabriaAlso known as

  • John Calabria
  • Johannes Calabria

Memorial

Profile

Youngest of seven boys born to Luigi Foschi and Angela Calabria. His was a poor family, and his father died when Giovanni was only 9 years old; the boy had to leave school and become an apprentice. He eventually received some tutoring from a local priest, and was able to finish high school. Soldier. Priest, ordained on 11 August 1901. Rector of San Benedetto del Monte in 1907. Started a series of homes for abandoned adolescents throughout Italy. Founder of Congregation of the Poor Servants of Divine Providence, which received diocesan approval on 11 February 1932, and papal approval on 25 April 1949. Frequent correspondent, in Latin, with the author C. S. Lewis.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

Additional Information

Readings

Be living Gospels. - Saint Giovanni Calabria

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Giovanni Calabria“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 January 2015. Web. 3 March 2015. <>