St. Joseph Cafasso

St. Joseph Cafasso was born in Italy in 1811. He was ordained in 1833 and taught moral theology at a college. He served as superior of the college from 1846 to 1860. Joseph had a ministry to prisoners – trying to reform and convert the prisoners. Additionally, he worked to improve the prisons. He died in 1860 and was canonized in 1947. St. Joseph Cafasso is patron saint of prisoners.

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Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.