Blessed William Zucchi

Blessed William ZucchiAlso known as

  • Guglielmo Zucchi



As a young man, Guglielmo lived as a hermit. Priest. He was commissioned to oversee the construction of the cathedral of Alessandria, Italy. While he worked tirelessly to fund good public works, he quietly distributed everything he could to the poor, person to person; it was so much that the saying “I do not have the bag of Blessed William” was used by people turning away people asking for alms.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed William Zucchi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2020. Web. 21 January 2022. <>