Blessed Diego Oddi

Blessed Diego OddiAlso known as

  • Giuseppi Oddi
  • José Oddi



Son of Vicenzo Oddi and Bernardina Pasquali; raised in a poor but pious farm family. He had little education, but learned as much about the faith as he could. About age 20 he felt a call to the religious life, but his family strongly objected. He met Blessed Mariano da Roccacasale while making a pilgrimage to Rome, and was inspired by his example to become a Franciscan lay brother. He spent the rest of his life in the same monastery, known for his life of simple service, his sunny temperament, and his obvious deep faith.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Diego Oddi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 June 2017. Web. 28 November 2021. <>