Venerable Mario Borzaga

photograph of Venerable Mario Borzaga, date, location and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiProfile

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 To Be a Happy Man. Martyr.

Born

Died

  • murdered on or about 25 April 1960 in Kiukatiam, Luang Prabang, Laos by Pathet Lao troops

Venerated

Beatification

Readings

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

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Mario Borzaga“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2016. Web. 6 December 2016. <>