Saint José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero

Saint José Gabriel del Rosario BrocheroAlso known as

  • The Gaucho Priest

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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.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 July 2016. Web. 24 August 2016. <>