University of Minnesota

Pioletti, Louis F., Monsignor, 1887-1972., Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Pioletti, Louis F., Monsignor, 1887-1972.
Dates: 1908-1972
Abstract: Papers (1908-1972) of Monsignor Louis F. Pioletti (1887-1972) comprise personal papers and memorabilia, including correspondence, diaries, and biographical information, sermons and notes of his Italian pastorate, sermons, notes, awards, and newspaper clippings of his pastorate at Holy Redeemer Church (St. Paul, Minnesota) and St. Ambrose Parish (St. Paul, Minnesota), and publications and photographs. Included are parish records from Holy Redeemer Church, and correspondence and information pertaining to Italian American organizations, including the Columbus Memorial Association, and UNICO.
Quantity: 5 linear ft.
Language: In Italian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2083


Monsignor Louis F. Pioletti (1887-1972) was born in Corio, Diocese of Turin, Italy. Drawn to the priesthood from earliest youth, he studied at the Theological Seminary of Turin, and received his Doctor of Divinity degree in 1910. He was ordained the same year. Concerned by the spiritual and cultural difficulties of Italian immigrants in foreign countries, he was sent to St. Paul, Minnesota to tend the spiritual needs of Italians there. In 1925, he was appointed pastor of Holy Redeemer and its mission parish of St. Ambrose in St. Paul. Under his care, the parishes were soon thriving. Fr. Pioletti was made a Monsignor in 1957. He was active in many Italian American organizations, especially the Columbus Memorial Association. In the 1960s Pioletti led his parish in an unsuccesful attempt to prevent destruction of Holy Redeemer Church and parish house for freeway construction.



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The Pioletti, Louis F., Monsignor, 1887-1972. Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Societies, etc
Church records and registers--Minnesota--Saint Paul.

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