St. Leonard Murialdo

Quick Facts

  • Born in Turin, Italy on October 26, 1828
  • Ordained a priest on September 20, 1851
  • Founded the Congregation of St. Joseph in 1873
  • Died on March 30, 1900
  • Venerated on April 26, 1961 by Pope St. John XXIII
  • Beatified on November 3, 1963 by Pope Paul VI
  • Canonized on May 3, 1970 by Pope Paul VI
  • Feast Day: May 18
  • Patron Saint of Apprentices