Bl. Gennaro Sarnelli

Bl. Gennaro Sarnelli

Feast Day: 30 Jun 2014

sarnelliGennaro Maria Sarnelli, the son of the Baron of Ciorani, was born in Naples on September 12, 1702. Following his ordination he became friendly with St Alphonsus and joined the Redemptorists in 1736.

Gennaro Maria Sarnelli has left us 30 works which treat of meditation, mystical theology, spiritual direction, law, pedagogy, moral and pastoral themes. By his social action in favour of women he is considered one of the authors who treated this subject most fully in the Europe of the first half of the eighteenth century.

On May 12 1996, Pope John Paul II beatified him in St. Peter’s Square.

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