Saint Joseph Benedict/S. José Benito Cottolengo 30.04
Irapuato     29/04/2012 00:20
by irapuato 30.04.2012 St. Joseph Cottolengo eng./esp.
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Irapuato         29/04/2012 01:01
SAN JOSÉ BENITO COTTOLENGO
Presbítero
(1786-1842)
Pío IX la llamaba «la Casa del Milagro». El canónigo Cottolengo, cuando las autoridades le ordenaron cerrar la primera casa, ya repleta de enfermos, como medida de precaución al estallar la epidemia de cólera en 1831, cargó sus pocas cosas en un burro, y en compañía de dos Hermanas salió de la ciudad de Turín, hacia un lugar llamado Valdocco. En la puerta de una vieja casona leyó: «Taberna del Brentatore». La volteó y escribió: «Pequeña Casa de … [More]
Irapuato         29/04/2012 00:24
SAINT JOSEPH BENEDICT COTTOLENGO
Founder
(1786-1842)
Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo was born in 1786 at Bra in Piedmont, Italy. As a secular priest in Turin, he showed a special concern for the sick poor, receiving them into a small house. This “Little House of Divine Providence”, the Piccola Casa, as he called it, was the beginning of an entire city of more than 7,000 poor persons, orphans, sick and lame, retarded, penitents, served by several religious Orders. These were distinguished by … [More]
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