Blessed Diego Oddi

Also known as

  • Giuseppi Oddi
  • José Oddi



Son of Vicenzo Oddi and Bernardina Pasquali; raised in a poor but pious farm family. He had little education, but learned as much about the faith as he could. About age 20 he felt a call to the religious life, but his family strongly objected. He met Blessed Mariano da Roccacasale while making a pilgrimage to Rome, and was inspired by his example to become a Franciscan lay brother. He spent the rest of his life in the same monastery, known for his life of simple service, his sunny temperament, and his obvious deep faith.






  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Diego, contact
       Fra Paolo Lombardo, OFM
       Ritiro S. Francesco
       via S. Francesco
       00030 Bellegra (RM), ITALY
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Diego Oddi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 May 2009. Web. 1 April 2015. <>