Maggiorino Vigolungo was born in Benevello (Piedmont), Italy on May 6, 1904, into a humble and very devout farm family.
As a child, he met Fr. James Alberione and became enthusiastic about the "apostolate of the Good Press." He entered the Society of St. Paul al the age of 12 and distinguished himself for his quick intelligence, love of work and goodness of character.
When he was 14, he fell seriously ill and accepted the will of God with generosity. On July 27, 1918, he died in Benevello. His last words, spoken to Fr. Alberione, were: "Give my greetings to all the other boys. Tell them to pray for me and that we'll ali meet again in heaven."
He was proclaimed "Venerable" on March 28, 1988.
Prayer for the Beatification of venerable Maggiorino Vigolungo
You have infused in him a lively desire for holiness and a great love
I beg you to glorify this apostle in your Church,
Glory to the Father...
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