Venerable Arcangelo Biasi

Venerable Arcangelo BiasiAlso known as

  • Fra Girolamo Maria


One of several sons born to a poor village family, Arcangelo was baptized at the age of one day. At the age of 12, he began to feel drawn to religious life, and on 4 October 1915 he joined the Franciscans, taking the name Fra Girolamo Maria. During World War I, Fra Girolamo studied at the International Seraphic College in Rome, Italy. Close friend of and trusted co-worker with Saint Maximilian Kolbe. Helped to found the Militia of the Immaculate.

Arcangelo contracted tuberculosis, which interrupted his studies, but he managed to be ordained a priest in Padua, Italy on 16 July 1922. His disease was debilitating, and he spent the remaining seven years of his life in and out of various hospitals, rarely able to work in the outside world, ministering to other patients, and praying for the work of his brother friars.




MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Arcangelo Biasi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 October 2021. Web. 26 January 2022. <>