Saint of the day:
Saint Francesco Spinelli
Patron Saint of Sisters Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament
Sisters Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament' Story
Francesco Spinelli (14 April 1853 - 6 February 1913) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Sisters Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament. Spinelli became close contemporaries of Saint Geltrude Comensoli and Blessed Luigi Maria Palazzolo and had a previous collaboration with Comensoli in which the two established a religious institute in Bergamo before a rift between members caused Spinelli to distance himself from its work and leave. His beatification cause opened in 1952 under Pope Pius XII with the beatification being celebrated four decades later on 21 June 1992. Pope Francis confirmed Spinelli's canonization which took place on 14 October 2018.
Cremona, Provincia di Cremona, Lombardia, Italy