St. John Baptist Rossi

St. John Baptist Rossi was born in the diocese of Genoa, Italy, in 1698. He studied under the Jesuits and the Dominicans and was ordained in March 1721. He helped begin a hospice for homeless women in Rome. Additionally, he was a catechist to farmers, the homeless, the sick, beggars, prisoners and many others. Although he avoided hearing confessions for a number of years because he had epilepsy, he eventually changed his mind and became a popular confessor in Rome. He also worked miracles. St. John Baptist Rossi died May 23, 1764.

Catholic Review

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