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Feastday: August 15

Birth: 1900

Death: 1947

Beatified By: 20 November 1994 by Pope John Paul II


Claudio Granzotto was the youngest of nine children in a peasant farming family. His father died when Claudio was nine years old. Drafted into the Italian army at age 15, he served three years. Sculptor, studying and graduating with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy in 1929. Professed brother of the Order of Friars Minor in 1933. Known for his life of prayer, his work with the poor, and his unquestioned artistic skill.


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