Giuseppe Maria of Palermo, born Vincenzo Diliberto (Palermo, 1 February 1864 - Sortino, 1 January 1886), was an Italian friar, belonging to the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFMCap.), whose the process of beatification and canonization is currently underway. He is considered by the Catholic Church a Servant of God. He was born in Palermo on February 1, 1864 to Nicolò, an engineer of civil engineering, and Rosa, a housewife. He received First Communion in 1871, at the age of seven, in the church of Saint Francis of Assisi. The premature death of his mother, when Vincent was only eleven years old, helped to accentuate his restless character. His father appealed in vain to some prestigious colleges in the city by one of which, the Randazzo Institute, was definitively expelled for misconduct, labelled as a rebellious and incorrigible. At the age of fifteen, after a slow inner work, thanks to the friendship and spiritual direction experienced in the San Rocco college, Vincenzo began a gradual walk of "conversion". Apathy and mischief were replaced by the practices of piety, that culminated in the frequency of the sacraments and, in a particular way, in the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, becoming a model for the others. He soon felt the desire to embrace priestly life, therefore, having obtained paternal approval, on June 5, 1881 he entered the Archbishop's Seminary of Palermo, preceded by the fame of “Converted”. During the four years of stay in the Seminary, Vincenzo increased his love for the Eucharist to the point of contriving, through a game of mirrors, a way to see the tabernacle from the hall of physics and so to pray day and night, escaping curious looks. On August 31, 1884, the twenty-year-old seminarian retired, on the advice of his confessor and spiritual director, for two months in the solitude of the Franciscan convent of Baida, then uninhabited, in view of the choice of a religious order to live his spiritual life in. On his return from Baida, the meeting with a young Capuchin friar, returning from the year of novitiate in the friary of Sortino, put an end to his doubts, choosing the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. After his father's initial resistance, obtained his permission, Vincenzo, in January 1885, left with his brother Sylvester for Sortino. Welcomed by the Provincial Minister Father Eugenio Scamporlino, on February 14, 1885 he received the dress of the Capuchin novice and the new name: "brother Giuseppe Maria of ... More information...

According to PR-model, is ranked 3,003,284th in multilingual Wikipedia, in particular this website is ranked 1,811,810th in English Wikipedia.

The website is placed before and after in the BestRef global ranking of the most important sources of Wikipedia.

PR-model F-model AR-model
3,003,284th place
650,410th place
2,184,312th place
1,811,810th place
996,563rd place
1,713,375th place
491,846th place
247,465th place
496,031st place
280,693rd place
119,353rd place
227,790th place
481,402nd place
205,436th place
364,517th place
220,837th place
116,887th place
181,516th place