Blessed Michele Rua

Blessed Michael Rua, c.1890Also known as

  • Michael Rua



Son of a weapons manufacturer. Attended a Don Bosco Oratory as a boy, and met Saint John. He impressed Don Bosco so much that the future saint sent Michele to college, and made him his assistant in youth work. Priest. Member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. First successor to Saint John Bosco as Superior General of the Salesians; under his leadership the community grew from 700 to 4000 members, from 64 to 341 houses. People who knew him said that he had the gifts of reading hearts, healing and prophecy.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Michele Rua“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 September 2021. Web. 7 December 2021. <>