The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century – Venerable Vitus Michael di Netta

Venerable Vitus Michael di NettaAnother jewel in the crown of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer was the Venerable Vitus Michael di Netta. His birthplace was in Lombardy, but Calabria was almost alone in the good fortune of being the witness of his richly blessed apostolic labors. Here he journeyed through cities and towns for almost thirty-five years, preaching against sin with fervent zeal and reconciling numberless sinners with God by his winning charity. The grateful people justly bestowed on him the revered title of the Apostle of Calabria. He died at the age of sixty-one on 3 December 1849, at Tropea in southern Calabria.

– 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