Son of a stone mason; his mother was cured from a chronic condition during a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. Priest in the diocese of Vicenza, Italy, ordained on 26 May 1940. Founded the Institute of San Gaetano, a trade school for poor young people. Founded the Pious Society of San Gaetano of priests and deacons for pastoral ministry of the poor. They continue their good work today in many countries especially in Latin America.
- “Venerable Ottorino Zanon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 June 2015. Web. 27 October 2016. <>