Studied at the seminary of Pozzuoli, Italy where he was noted for his personal piety and stood out as an exceptional student. Priest in the Diocese of Pozzuoli, Italy, ordained on 20 September 1913. Parish priest in Pianura, Italy. Founded the Society of Divine Vocations (Vocationists) in 1919 which encouraged and supported those discerning a call to the priesthood and religious life. The Vocationists continue their work in Italy, France, Brazil, Argentina, the United States, Nigeria, India, the Philippines, Madagascar, Colombia and Ecuador.
- 2 August 1955 in Pianura, Naples, Italy of natural causes
- re-buried at the Vocationist mother-house at Pianura on 14 April 1956
- “Blessed Giustino Maria Russolillo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2016. Web. 29 August 2016. <>