Saints Alive! | St. Joseph Cafasso

St. Joseph Cafasso lived in the city of Turin, Italy, in the 19th century, and was known as a model of priestly life. It was there that he was given the nickname “the Priest of the Gallows,” for his pastoral care of criminals, especially those condemned to death. He stood by their side as they were led to the execution, bringing them to repentance by showing them the mercy and compassion of God. It was particularly for his commitment to prisoners that he is numbered among the so-called “social Saints” of Turin – a group of religious and lay faithful dedicated to addressing the most pressing social issues of the day. He once famously said, "Heaven is filled with converted sinners of all kinds, and there is room for more." For more about this great saint, also known as the "Priest's Priest," please click on the image. Peace be with you!