Blessed Claudio Granzotto, St. Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayes, St. Ethelwald the Hermit, St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo
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Blessed Claudio Granzotto
Born in Santa Lucia del Piave near Venice, Claudio
was the youngest of nine children and was accustomed to hard work in the fields. At the age of nine
he lost his father. Six years later he was drafted into the Italian army, where he served more than
His artistic abilities, especially in sculpture, led to studies at Venice's Academy of Fine
Arts, which awarded him a diploma with the highest marks in 1929. Even then he was especially
interested in religious art. When Claudio entered the Friars Minor four years later, his parish
priest wrote, "The Order is receiving not only an artist but a saint." Prayer, charity to the poor
and artistic work characterized his life, which was cut short by a brain tumor. He died on the feast
of the Assumption and was beatified in 1994.
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