Blessed Stefano Marchesi

details of an antique Italian holy card of the Twenty Mercedarians of Palermo, by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Mercedarian friar. Philosophy scholar. He was one of twenty Mercedarians who, when an unspecified plague struck Palermo, Italy, volunteered to nurse the sick. He contracted the plague himself, and died as a martyr of charity.

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  • “Blessed Stefano Marchesi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 February 2019. Web. 1 December 2021. <>