Founder - Bergamo 1767 - 1836
Mons. Joseph Benaglio is a historical figure of the Diocese of Bergamo and his life is significantly present with the charism and spirituality of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He is the founder of the Congregation with St.Teresa Verzeri.
He was born in a noble family of Benaglio and Ginammi, which has a long list of famous personalities officially and of piety. He was a joyful and jolly person who liked the friendship, also strong-willed and versatile. Above all, he was a scholar of sacred theology and ecclesiastical literature in the various branches such as liturgy, patrology, history, apologetics, hermeneutics, exegesis, asceticism, mysticism, dogmatic and moral theology, as well as human sciences. However, more than studying, he devoted himself to prayer, convinced that more than those studies, weneed the men of the Church, to be effective in the ministries.