- The Gaucho Priest
Fourth of ten brothers. Priest in the diocese of Córdoba, Argentina, ordained at age 26. Known to travel long distances in Argentina on the back of a mule, dressed in sombrero and poncho, to serve the needs of Christiansm throughout his huge parish. Cared for the sick during the cholera epidemic of 1867 He was contracted leprosy during his travels, and was blind toward the end.
- 14 September 2013 by Pope Francis
- beatification recognition celebrated at Villa Cura Brochero, Córdoba, Argentina, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
- his beatification miracle involved the healing of 13 year old Nicolas Flores who was in a vegetative state following a severe car crash
- “Blessed José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 December 2012. Web. 25 April 2015. <>