S. John Paul II
Pro Sanctity is a worldwide movement rooted in Catholic traditions and dedicated to the universal call to holiness in everyday life.
Within a society that demands much and moves fast, Pro Sanctity strives to provide practical means for all people to respond to the infinite love of God, as we journey together toward heaven.
Our message is simple:
Feed the mind with knowledge of God.
Warm the heart with His Spirit of Love.
Use the hands in service to His people.
From the Founder
We must correspond with all of our strength, that is to the maximum, to this love of the Father and of Jesus, accepting and actuating the message received.
About the founder
Bishop Guglielmo Giaquinta was born in Noto, Italy on June 28, 1914. He was ordained a priest on March 18, 1938. He founded the Pro Sanctity Movement in 1947, and later founded the Institute of Apostolic Oblates (for lay women), the Institute of Apostolic Sodales (for diocesan priests), and the Ecclesial Organization of Social Animators (for lay men). He served as a priest of the Diocese of Rome, where he was Secretary of the Vicariate of Rome from 1948 to 1968. On November 1, 1968, he was consecrated a bishop by Pope Paul VI and charged with the pastoral care of the Diocese of Tivoli, just outside Rome. Bishop Giaquinta was very involved in the work of the Italian Episcopal Conference until 1984. Due to poor health, he retired in 1987. He died in Rome on June 15, 1994.