Founder of the Missionaries of the Most Precious Blood
Saint Gaspar del Bufalo stood up against the powers of evil, which in his day was Napoleon Bonaparte.
Taped in Italy.
His famous words.
"I cannot, I must not and I will not!"
Apostle of the devotion to the Precious Blood, was born in Rome on January 6, 1786.
As a devoted priest Saint Gaspar del Bufalo he revived the works of the apostolate in Rome and later became a dedicated missionary. In his missionary travels of Italy he invited the faithful to reflect upon and to adore the Precious Blood of Christ.
In the year 1815 he founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.
Saint Gaspar del Bufalo was Beatified by St. Pius X in 1904 and canonized by Pius XII on June 12, 1954.
Manifesting his particular devotion to St. Gaspar del Bufalo, Pope John XXIII visited his body in the Church of Santa Maria in Trivio on January 4, 1963, where it remains enshrined for the veneration of the faithful.