Filippo Smaldone, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Filippo Smaldone

Roman Catholic saint

Date of Birth: 27-Jul-1848

Place of Birth: Naples, Campania, Italy

Date of Death: 04-Jun-1923

Profession: presbyter

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Filippo Smaldone

  • Saint Filippo Smaldone (27 July 1848 – 4 June 1923) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Salesian Sisters of the Sacred Hearts.
  • Smaldone is best known for his extensive work with the deaf during his lifetime.
  • Father Smaldone was a gifted preacher known for his commitment to proper catechesis and to the care of orphans and the mute, which earned him civic recognition.Smaldone's sainthood cause commenced in 1964 and he later became titled as Venerable under Pope John Paul II in 1995 who soon after beatified him in mid-1996.
  • Pope Benedict XVI canonized him as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on 15 October 2006 in Saint Peter's Square.

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