Joseph Pignatelli

Joseph Mary Pignatelli (Spanish: José María Pignatelli) (27 December 1737 – 15 November 1811) was a Spanish priest who was the unofficial leader of the Jesuits in exile in Sardinia, after the suppression of the Society of Jesus. Supervising its restoration, he is considered second founder of the Society of Jesus.


Joseph Mary Pignatelli

Restorer of the Society of Jesus
Born(1737-12-27)December 27, 1737
Zaragoza, Spain
DiedNovember 15, 1811(1811-11-15) (aged 73)
Rome, First French Empire
Venerated inCatholic Church
(Society of Jesus)
Beatified21 May 1933 by Pope Pius XI
Canonized12 June 1954 by Pope Pius XII
Major shrineChurch of the Gesù
Piazza del Gesù, Rome, Italy
Feast14 November