Oratorian Saints

  • Born on July 21, 1515 in Florence (Italy)
  • Ordained a priest on May 23, 1551
  • Founded the Congregation of the Oratory on July 15, 1575
  • Died on May 25, 1595 (aged 79) in Rome
  • Beatified on May 11, 1615 by Pope Paul V
  • Canonized on March 12, 1622 by Pope Gregory XV
  • Feast day on May 26
  • Born on August 4, 1804 in Udine, Italy
  • Died on April 3, 1881 (aged 79) in Udine, Italy
  • Founded the Sisters of Providence in 1845
  • Became an Oratorian in 1846
  • Elected Provost on November 9, 1856
  • Beatified on October 4, 1981 by Pope John Paul II in Rome
  • Canonized on June 10, 2001 by Pope John Paul II in Rome
  • Feast day on October 5
  • Born on April 21, 1651 in Benaulim, Goa (Portuguese Empire)
  • Became an Oratorian on September 25, 1685
  • Died on January 16, 1711 (aged 59) in Kandy, Kingdom of Kandy
  • Beatified on January 21, 1995 in Sri Lanka by Pope John Paul II
  • Canonized on January 14, 2015 in Sri Lanka by Pope Francis
  • Feast day on January 16
  • Born in London on February 21, 1801
  • Ordained an Anglican priest on May 29, 1825
  • Received into the Roman Catholic Church on October 9, 1845
  • Ordained a Roman Catholic priest on May 30, 1847
  • Became an Oratorian in 1848 and on February 2, 1848 established the first English Oratory
  • Created Cardinal on May 12, 1879 by Pope Leo XIII
  • Died on August 11, 1890 (aged 89) in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
  • Beatified on September 19, 2010 in Birmingham, England by Pope Benedict XVI
  • Feast day on October 9
  • Born on December 22, 1877 in S. Margherita di Vellors (Gerona)
  • Ordained a priest on September 19, 1903
  • Became an Oratorian in 1907 in the Vic Oratory (Catalonia, Spain)
  • Appointed bishop of Ibiza on April 28, 1927
  • Transferred on January 29, 1935 to the diocese of Lerida
  • Beatified in Tarragona, Spain on October 13, 2013
  • The first Oratorian martyr
  • Feast day on November 6
  • Born on March 9, 1629 in Verduno, Italy
  • Joined the Oratory of Turin on May 26, 1651
  • Ordained a priest on February 24, 1652
  • The Turin Oratory possess some 22 volumes of his writings.
  • Died on January 30, 1711 in Turin, Italy
  • Beatified by Pope Gregory XVI on August 31, 1834
  • Feast day on January 30
  • Born in Fermo, Italy on November 13, 1592
  • Became an Oratorian on October 11, 1609
  • Ordained a priest on December 17, 1617
  • Elected Provost in the Oratory of Fermo in 1635
  • Died on December 13, 1671
  • Beatified by Pope Leo XIII on September 30, 1900
  • Feast day on December 15
  • Born in Fossano in 1552
  • Became an Oratorian in 1575
  • Ordained a priest on June 4, 1583
  • He is the first Oratorian indicated in the book of ordinations of the diocese of Rome as belonging to the Congregation of the Oratory.
  • Died in Fossano on April 4, 1638
  • Born in Sora, Italy on October 30, 1538
  • Ordained a priest on May 27, 1564 in S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini
  • Succeeded Saint Philip Neri as superior in 1593
  • Wrote the twelve volumes “The Ecclesiastical Annals”, which established Baronius as the Father of modern Church history.
  • Created Cardinal on June 5, 1596 by Pope Clement VIII
  • Died on June, 30 1607 (aged 68) in Rome, Italy
  • Declared Venerable on January 12, 1745 by Pope Benedict XIV
  • Feast day on January 12

Other Oratorian Saints

Saint Francis of Sales:

  • Born on August 21, 1567
  • Died on December 28, 1622 (aged 55)
  • Ordained a priest on December 18, 1593
  • Beatified on January 8, 1661 by Pope Alexander VII
  • Canonized on April 8, 1665 by Pope Alexander VII
  • Proclaimed Doctor of the Church in 1887 by Leo XIII
  • Feast day on January 24.
  • Founded and first Provost of the Oratory in Thonon, France erected by Pope Clement VIII with the Bull “Redemptoris et Salvatoris nostri” in 1598

 

Venerable Francesco Maria Cardinal Tarugi:

  • Born on August 25, 1525 in Montepulciano, Italy
  • Attended the exercises of the Oratory in 1565
  • Ordained a priest in 1571
  • Consecrated Archbishop of Avignone on December 22, 1592
  • Created cardinal on June 4, 1596 by Pope Clement VIII
  • Died on June 11, 1608

 

Venerable Giovanni Matteo Ancina:

  • Born in Fossano in 1552
  • Became an Oratorian in 1575
  • Ordained a priest on June 4, 1583
  • He is the first Oratorian indicated in the book of ordinations of the diocese of Rome as belonging to the Congregation of the Oratory.
  • Died in Fossano on April 4, 1638

 

Venerable Father Bartolomeo de Quental:

  • Born on August 23, 1626 in Fenaes (Azores Archipelago), Portugal
  • Ordained a priest in Lisbon in 1652
  • Founded of the Oratory in Portugal
  • As a missionary, he was present at the Congregation of the Oratory of Pernambuco (Brazil) and Goa (India).
  • Died in Lisbon on December 21, 1698

 

Venerable Father Giovanni Battista Trona:

  • Born in Frabosa Soprana on October 18, 1682
  • Ordained a priest on September 19, 1705
  • Became an Oratorian in 1720
  • Died on December 13, 1750, in the house of the Oratory
  • Declared Venerable on May 15, 1927

 

Servant of God Fr. Giorgio Guzzetta:

  • Born in Piana dei Greci on April 23, 1682
  • Entered in the Congregation of the Oratory in Palermo
  • Ordained a priest in December 1706
  • Founded the Congregation of the Oratory in Piana in 1716
  • Died on November 21, 1756 in Palermo

 

Servant of God Fr. Marco Antonio Ribaudengo:

  • Born in Trapani on November 1, 1703
  • Became an Oratorian in 1727
  • Died on August 7, 1764

 

Servant of God Fr. Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro:

  • Born in Mexico City on August 25, 1709
  • Entered in the Congregation of the Oratory on May 26, 1730
  • Ordained a priest in San Miguel de Allende in 1740
  • Died on March 22, 1776
  • The process for canonization began in 1864

 

Venerable Fr. Ignazio Capizzi:

  • Born in Bronte, on the slopes of Etna, in 1708
  • Ordained a priest in 1736
  • Father Ignazio Capizzi, whose heroic virtues were recognized in 1858, and which Blessed Pius IX defined as “the Saint Philip Neri of Sicily”, is one of the protagonists of the religious history of Palermo in the eighteenth century.
  • Died on September 27, 1783 in Palermo

 

Servant of God Fr. Emilio Venturini (1842-1905):

  • Became an Oratorian in 1858
  • Ordained a priest in 1864
  • He died, almost suddenly, on the night between December 1 and 2, 1905 invoking the name of Jesus and Mary.

 

Venerable Mons. Giovanni Battista Arista:

  • Born in Palermo on April 2, 1862
  • Ordained a priest on June 25, 1888 fascinated by the example of St. Philip Neri
  • Appointed Bishop of Sebaste by Pope Leo XIII in
  • Appointed Bishop Auxiliary of Acireale in 1904
  • Died on September 27, 1920
  • On June 1, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed him Venerable.

 

Servant of God Fr. Giulio Castelli:

  • Born in Turin on June 27, 1846
  • Educated in the Oratory of San Filippo Neri
  • Ordained a priest on March 13, 1869
  • In love with the Oratory ideal and worried about the sad situation in which many Italian Congregations were living, Fr. Castelli, with the approval of Pope Leo XIII, planned and implemented in Rome a college for the formation of the new candidates for the Oratorian life.
  • Died in Cava de ‘Tirreni on July 21, 1926

 

Venerable Father Filippo Bardellini (1878-1956):

  • Became an Oratorian in 1901
  • Ordained a priest on August 10, 1904
  • Died on August 24, 1956
  • On April 12, 2003, Pope John Paul II proclaimed him Venerable.

 

Venerable Father Raimondo Calcagno:

  • Born in Chioggia on April 17, 1888
  • Became an Oratorian priest on March 28, 1914
  • Died on July 18, 1964 in Chioggia
  • On November 7, 2014, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree on the heroic virtues of Father Calcagno.

 

Servant of God Ferdynand Machay:

  • Born on December 9, 1914 in Jabłonka, Poland
  • Became an Oratorian on June 20, 1933
  • Died on September 6, 1940 in Wisnicz, Poland
  • His cause of beatification was inserted into a group of 105 potential Polish martyrs who lived under Nazism, headed by the diocesan priest Henryk Szuman, who also includes his Oratorian brother Father Jan Chryzostom Michał

 

Servant of God Jan Chryzostom Michalkowski:

  • Born in Wiwer, Poland on October 2, 1914
  • Ordained a priest on June 29, 1938
  • Exhausted by hunger and inhumane work, he died in the Dora sub-camp on December 26, 1943.

 

Servant of God Agustì Mas Folch:

  • Born on December 6, 1866 in Barcelona, Spain
  • Ordained a priest in 1890
  • He was appointed as a Provost of the Barcelona Oratory in 1933
  • Died on March 16, 1937 in Montcada, Spain