St. Anthony Gianelli was born into a poor but religious family in Cerreto, Italy, in April 1789. He was ordained in May 1812 with a special dispensation because of his young age, and he became a parish priest. In 1827 he founded the Missionaries of St. Alphonsus, but the group only existed until 1848. He also founded the Sisters of Our Lady of the Garden, an order of women religious dedicated to working with the sick and teaching, in 1829. St. Anthony Gianelli died in 1846 and was canonized in 1951.