- John Calabria
- Johannes Calabria
Youngest of seven boys born to Luigi Foschi and Angela Calabria. His was a poor family, and his father died when Giovanni was only 9 years old; the boy had to leave school and become an apprentice. He eventually received some tutoring from a local priest, and was able to finish high school. Soldier. Priest, ordained on 11 August 1901. Rector of San Benedetto del Monte in 1907. Started a series of homes for abandoned adolescents throughout Italy. Founder of Congregation of the Poor Servants of Divine Providence, which received diocesan approval on 11 February 1932, and papal approval on 25 April 1949. Frequent correspondent, in Latin, with the author C. S. Lewis.
Be living Gospels. – Saint Giovanni Calabria
- “Saint Giovanni Calabria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2009. Web. 25 April 2015. <>