Blessed João Schiavo

Blessed João SchiavoAlso known as

  • Giovanni Schiavo



Eldest of nine children born to Luiz, a shoemaker, and Rosa Schiavo. At one point in his youth, João suffered through four years of meningitis, which nearly killed him. He joined the Josephites of Murialdo (Murialdines) in 1917 where he came to know Venerable Eugenio Ruffo. Ordained a priest on 10 July 1927 in Vincenza, Italy, and served as a parish priest in Modena and Oderzo. Missionary to Brazil, arriving in Jaguarão on 5 September 1931. On 25 November 1931, he moved to Ana Rech and started working at Colégio Murialdo. In 1935, he moved to Galópolis, Brazil where he ran a school and a parish. In 1937, he assumed the direction of Colégio Murialdo and the coordination of the Josephine priests in Ana Rech. In 1956 he moved to the Josefino Seminary of Fazenda Souza and worked for the formation of the Murialdine Sisters of Saint Joseph.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed João Schiavo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 July 2021. Web. 28 November 2021. <>