The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century – Venerable Ignatius Jennaco

Venerable Ignatius JennacoThe Venerable Ignatius Jennaco was a professor in the diocesan seminary at Naples. His birthplace was Torre Annunziata, at the foot of Vesuvius. On account of his well-known piety, Jennaco was given free tuition in the boy’s seminary of the city. As soon as he became a deacon he was appointed a professor in the seminary and he held this office until his death, December 22, 1828. But his activity was not confined to the seminary. Throughout the whole city he practised the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

– 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