Blessed Giacomo Abbondo

Blessed Giacomo AbbondoMemorial


Second of six children born to Carlo Benedetto Abbondo and Francesca Maria Naya. Giacomo was greatly influenced by his paternal uncle, Father Giovanni Carlo Abbondo. Studied in Tronzano and Vercelli in Italy. Ordained in the diocese of Vercelli on 21 March 1744; he received dispensation for the ordination from Pope Clement XII as he was still under age. Obtained a degree in literature in Turin, Italy on 31 October 1748. Taught in Vercelli, but left teaching in 177 to serve as parish priest in Tronzano. Known as an excellent preacher, he revitalized the faith life of his flock, endlessly visiting parishioners, leading retreats, and developing a reputation for holiness.






MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Giacomo Abbondo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 February 2017. Web. 28 October 2021. <>