Saints of the Week

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around the country

Blessed Luigi Variara

I feel so happy to be a Salesian, and I bless the Lord for having sent me to this leper colony where I learned how to gain heaven.

    Facts about Bl. Luigi Variara

  • Luigi became a Salesian priest after a profound encounter with Don Bosco.
  • He devoted his life to serving hundreds of lepers in Colombia.
  • Luigi established a religious congregation with the intention of giving lepers the chance to enter religious life. He died in 1923.