Book of Saints – John Baptist dei Rossi

detail of a portrait of Saint Giovanni Battista Rossi, 1781, by Gianantonio Mardsocci; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) (May 23) (18th century) An Italian Saint, born near Genoa, who, educated in Rome and ordained priest, became a model of holy living to the secular clergy of the Eternal City. He was appointed Canon in one of the Roman churches, and devoted all his time and powers to his priestly work among the people, living himself a life of prayer and penance. He was especially admirable for his whole-hearted sacrifice of self in the helping of the poor. He died A.D. 1764, at the age of sixty, and was canonised by Pope Leo XIII A.D. 1881.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John Baptist dei Rossi”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2017. Web. 20 October 2018. <>