Joined the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate at age 20. Ordained at 25. Missionary to Laos in 1957, caring for the sick, ministering to people suffering from the persecutions of the communist guerilla group Pathet Lao; he wrote a diary of his experiences, later published as . Martyr.
What a joy it is to be simmering saints, simmering apostles, simmering martyrs. – Father Mario
Every instant is a step toward sainthood or a step backwards. – Father Mario
- “Blessed Mario Borzaga“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 December 2016. Web. 27 February 2017. <>