Venerable Beniamino Filon

Venerable Beniamino FilonAlso known as

  • Brother Giacomo of Balduina
  • Beniamino-Angelo Filon


The eighth of ten children born to Giacomo Filon and Giuseppina Marin, Beniamino Angelo was baptized at the age of three days, confirmed at age nine, and made his First Communion at ten. On 13 October 1917, Beniamino entered the Capuchin seminary in Rovigo, Italy, but his studies were interrupted the next year when he was drafted into the army on 20 March 1918; he eventually reached the rank of corporal. Mustered out of the military, he returned to his studies at the Capuchin seminary in Verona, Italy. On 28 September 1922 he took the name Brother Giacomo de Balduina, and made his perpetual profession on 8 December 1926. Ordained a priest on 21 July 1929. Beginning on 28 November 1931, he became the confessor at a convent in Udine, Italy. On 29 September 1932 he was diagnosed with postencephalitic parkinsonism, a viral malady that leads to degeneration of nerve cells. As the disease progressed, he continued to serve as a priest, leading pilgrimages of the sick to the Holy House of Loreto, Italy and the grotto of Lourdes, France; he died during one of these pilgrimages.




MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Beniamino Filon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 July 2021. Web. 28 October 2021. <>