RMG – On the road to Oct. 9: historical photos of Br. Zatti, SDB

04 October 2022

(ANS - Rome) - We are just five days away from the fateful date of October 9, the day Pope Francis proclaims saint the first non-martyr Salesian in the history of the Congregation, in the person of Salesian coadjutor Artemide Zatti. Continuing the journey of preparing for this event and discovering the resources available at www.zatti.org, today we present the large photographic archive regarding Zatti.

Zatti, photographs in the spotlight

The Salesian Historical Archive of the "Blessed Zeffirino Namuncurá" Province of Southern Argentina (ARS), at its headquarters in the city of Bahía Blanca, in the south of the Province of Buenos Aires, preserves most of the original photographs of Artemide Zatti, many catalogued on the occasion of his beatification, celebrated in 2002. The archive also holds letters, publications, and other items from Zatti's daily life.

The oldest photograph is one that depicts his family in 1899, in the town of Bernal. It shows Artemide Zatti, then 19 years old, with his parents and seven siblings. The last photograph, however, is in portrait form, and is from 1948, three years before his death.

A selection of these photographs is available on the website dedicated to the canonization of Artemide Zatti: https://zatti.org/media.

It is another way to learn more about this new saint.

To learn more about the work of the Salesian Historical Archives of the ARS Province, you can also visit the web page: https://donboscosur.org/inicio/organizacion/archivo-historico-salesiano 


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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