January 26th

 

 

 

ANDREA STERZA (priest)

 

BIRTH:

Valgatara, VR 4.5.1847

ENTERED:

Verona - 1860

ORDINATION:

1871

DEATH:

Trento 26.1.1898

AGE: 51 

 

He exercised his apostolic ministry throughout many dioceses of Northern Italy, with more than 300 missions to the people, and leaving behind many spiritual fruits. He was a passionate student of classical studies. He obtained a brilliant degree at the University of Padua together with literary awards from several competitions in Amsterdam. He wrote and published social works in popular style, with the view of helping the most humble people.

He became exhausted by his work in the mountains of Emilia and his strong physique gave in, and compelled him to retire in Trento, where he died.

 

 Italian version