GIOVANBATTISTA PELANDA (priest)
BORN: Verona (SS. Trinità) – 4.9.1879
DIED: Trento – 25.8.1940
He started his ministry as a director of the Marian Oratory of Udine and then he moved to Rio Claro in Brazil. He became a superior and a parish priest at Castro and S. Caetano. In 1929 he returned to Italy and was appointed again director of the oratory at Trento. Later on he joined the formation community in Verona and he dedicated himself to preaching the popular missions and he became renowned because of his skill. He travelled also to USA to preach to the Italian immigrants.
He was suddenly truck by a serious illness and had to retire to Trento, where he died a quiet death.