A shout out to all Precious Blood community members, all sisters, priests, brothers and lay associates who trace their charism and spirituality to St. Gasper del Bufalo. Today is his feast day.
Never heard of Gasper? Here are what authors and EWTN hosts Bob and Penny Lord have to say about this 19th century Italian:
He was such a powerful Saint that when Pope John XXIII was about to convene Vatican II, he went to the shrine of St. Gaspar, near the Fountain of Trevi in Rome, and prayed for his intercession and protection for the Vatican Council.