Saint Scrosoppi

While Saint Sebastian is widely known as the patron saint of sports in general, until recently there didn’t exist a specific saint for football. In the past several years a football fan decided to take the matter into his own hands and began researching saints to find one who would be a good fit. Austrian businessman Manfred Pesek recognized the void and assembled a team to figure out how they could nominate a saint for football. Together with two university professors they examined thousands of saints for suitability. After narrowing down the list, they selected St. Luigi Scrosoppi, who was canonized by St. John Paul II on June 10, 2001. The official announcement was made on August 22, 2010, with the presentation of a newly commissioned statue that featured Scrosoppi holding a football. Bishop Schwarz said during his homily at the special occasion, “Finally, all football players, stadiums and football fans around the world now have a patron saint on whom they can call!”

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