Venerable Bruno Marchesini

Venerable Bruno MarchesiniProfile

Born to a large, poor but pious farm family, Bruno was a happy and popular boy who loved soccer and swimming. He knew early on that he had a call to the priesthood, and studied in the seminaries in the archdiocese of Bologna, and in Rome, Italy; he proved to be an excellent student with a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Therese of Lisieux. Diagnosed with meningitis at age 23, he consecrated himself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and tried to keep up his studies, but was finally reduced by pain and exhaustion to spend all his time in prayer.




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  • “Venerable Bruno Marchesini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 February 2018. Web. 13 June 2021. <>