of Salesian Cooperator Attilio Giordani
Attilio Giordani was born in Milan on February 3, 1913. Son of a railway worker, he got to know Don Bosco at the Salesian oratory in the city. He was an outstanding animator and catechist, and found the resources for a life of grace in the sacramental life, prayer, and spiritual direction.
In over ten years of military service, including during World War II, he witnessed to the faith among his comrades in arms. After the war, he founded the Crusade of Goodness to restore hope to young people.
He married Naomi Davanzo, and they had three children. When the children grew up, they went as mission volunteers to Brazil. Attilio and his wife followed them, and Attilio continued his commitment as an educator and evangelist in Brazil. He died in Campo Grande on December 18, 1972.