Alberto Marvelli was born at Ferrari on 21st March 1918, the second of seven brothers. When he moved to
He joined the Oratory group for Catholic Action soon becoming its parish president. He offered his service to the Church in
Work with FIAT,
In June 1942 he gradutated and began working with Fiat in
Town clerk at
After the Allies arrived in
Candidate for Christian Democrats
He agreed to run for the elections as a candidate for the Christian Democrats. He was recognised as a committed Christian by everyone, but was never divisive, so much so that one of his communist opponents said: “I don’t mind if my Party loses. So long as the Engineer Marvelli becomes mayor”.
Nurtured by the Eucharist
The Bishop appointed him president of Catholic graduates. His Marian and eucharistic devotion really were the supporting columns in his life: “What a new world opens up to me contemplating Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament”, he wrote in his diary. Each time I receive Holy Communion, each time Jesus in his divinity and humanity enters into me, in contact with my soul, it awakens holy ideas in me, a burning and consuming flame, but one that makes me so happy!”.
Good Christian and honest citizen
He died when he was hit by an army truck on 5th October 1946. He was, as Don Bosco wanted, a good Christian and an honest citizen, committed to the Church and society with a Salesian heart. As a youth his motto was: Either live by moving forward or die. He was beatified on 5 September 2004, at