History of Our Founders

Father Joseph Anthony Marcheselli, OFM Conv.

1676 Father Joseph Anthony Marcheselli was born in Casalmaggiore, Italy.

1691 He entered the Conventual Franciscan Friars in Bologna, at the age of 15.

1699 Father Joseph Anthony was ordained to the Priesthood, after studies in Ravenna.

1701 He was sent to the Sacred Convent Assisi.

1702 He preached at the Basilica.

1713 Later he wrote a commentary, called his “Instructions,” on the 1289 Third Order Rule of Saint Francis.

1725 Father Joseph Anthony came back to Assisi, from Rome to stay.

1730 He wrote his Intention

1742 Father Joseph Anthony died in Assisi on May 16.

Mother Angela Maria del Giglio

1658 Mother Angela Maria del Giglio was born in Vicenza, Italy February 7

1684 She came to Assisi as a pilgrim, at the age of 26, and stayed to live.

1697 She became a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis in the fraternity at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi.

1702 Mother Angela met Father Marcheselli, guide of the Third Order, asks for spiritual direction.

1736 Soon before her death, found Assisi’s support to construct an arch above the road to connect community’s school and house.

1736 Mother Angela died in Assisi on November 2.