Blessed Bonaventura Relli

Also known as

  • Bonaventura of Palazzolo



Drawn to the religious life, Bonaventure considered joining the Augustinians, but became a Franciscan in Giaveno, Italy. Sent to the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Turin, Italy where he preached against the Waldensians in the region. Assigned by Pope Urban VIII to preach in the Ottoman Turk controlled areas of Albania and Serbia from 1634 to 1643. He was known for a devotion to Mary under the title Madonna of Crea, for his simple lifestyle, his powerful preaching, and for painting images to Mary on silk which he then gave to people when he preached.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bonaventura Relli“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2018. Web. 23 January 2019. <>