Blessed Andrés de Peschiera Grego

Blessed Andrés de Peschiera GregoAlso known as

  • Andrés Gregho
  • Andrés of Peschiera
  • Andrew…
  • Apostle of the Valtellina

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Raised in a pious family, Andrés grew up on the shore of Lake Garda in Italy. He early felt a desire to become a hermit, and tried living in monastic style at his father‘s home. When his father died, the 15 year old Andrew joined the Dominicans at the priory at Brescia, Italy. Studied at the San Marco monastery in Florence, Italy with Saint Antoninus of Florence, Blessed Lawrence of Riprafratta, Blessed Constantius of Fabriano, and Blessed Antony della Chiesa. Priest. Travelling preacher in the Valtellina region of Italy, and the areas of Switzerland where the Albigensian heresy had taken root; he worked in the area for 45 years, travelling the mountains on foot, staying with the poor, staying where he could, hiding from bandits and heretics, living off whatever came to hand. Among the parishes, churches, hospitals, schools, orphanages and monasteries he founded was the convent at Morbegno, Italy which became a base of operations for Dominicans trying to bring the people back to orthodox Christianity, and where Andrés retired to spend his final years as a prayerful monk.

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An obedient religious is a holy religious. – Blessed Andrés

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Andrés de Peschiera Grego“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 January 2019. Web. 23 January 2019. <>