August 9

1903: Death of Canon Anthony Belloni

He was the founder of the Institute of the Holy Family for the orphans of Palestine. In 1891 he handed over his work to the salesians, became a salesian along with the majority of his confreres and directed the work till his death. He died at Bethlehem aged 72, after 10y ears of profession and 46 of priesthood. (cfr.MB XVIII, 896)

1936: Brother Jose Celeya, Martyr (Spanish)

– aged 49 and a Salesian for thirty years – martyred at Madrid, cause introduced on October 9, 1956. (cfr. CDB, 305) 

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