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Birth: 1813

Death: 1896

Beatified By: Pope John Paul II


Zeferino Agostini was born in Verona on September 24, 1813. He entered the seminary and was distinguished by his piety, his discipline, and his success in studies. He was ordained on March 11, 1837 and was immediately assigned to parish pastoral ministry in 1845 and he did not leave it until his death fifty years later. He started many social and pastoral initiatives in this very populated district of the city. To assist and continue his work, he founded in 1856 the congregation of the Ursuline Daughters of Mary Immaculate. He died at the age of 83 on April 6, 1896.


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