The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century – Niccolò Giovanni Battista Olivieri

Father Niccolò Giovanni Battista OlivieriThe Servant of God, Nicholas John Olivieri, a Genoese priest (died 1864), was a great promoter of the anti-slavery movement. With the assistant of Venerable Mother M. Pelletier* he inaugurated a work for the redemption and education of negro slaves.

– this text is taken from The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century: Saintly Men and Women of Our Own Times, by Father Constantine Kempf, SJ; translated from the German by Father Francis Breymann, SJ; Impimatur by + Cardinal John Farley, Archbishop of New York, 25 September 1916