Blessed Michele Rua

Also known as

  • Michael Rua



Son of a weapons manufacturer. Attended a Don Bosco Oratory as a boy, and met Saint John. He impressed Don Bosco so much that the future saint sent Michele to college, and made him his assistant in youth work. Priest. Member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. First successor to Saint John Bosco as Superior General of the Salesians; under his leadership the community grew from 700 to 4000 members, from 64 to 341 houses. People who knew him said that he had the gifts of reading hearts, healing and prophecy.






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       Rev. Pierluigi Cameroni, SDB
       Congregazione dei Salesiani di Don Bosco
       Via della Pisana, 1111
       00163 Roma, ITALY
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Michele Rua“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 October 2013. Web. 2 April 2015. <>