Blessed Charles Steeb

detail of a painting of Blessed Carlo Steeb; 1820 by Aronne Del Vecchio; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Carlo Steeb
  • Karl Steeb



Born to a wealthy Lutheran family. Studied briefly in Paris, France as a teenager, but fled during the French Revolution. While studying in Verona, Italy his contact with priests and lay Catholics led to his conversion to Catholicism; his parents disowned him. Priest, with a special ministry to the sick and reformed sinners. Member of the Evangelical Brotherhood of priests and laity. Studied civil and canon law in Pavia, Italy. Taught languages. With Blessed Luigia Poloni, he co-founded the teaching order Institute of the Sisters of Mercy.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Charles Steeb“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 September 2021. Web. 27 October 2021. <>