Venerable Bruno Lanteri lived during a turbulent time in the Church, yet he was able to leave a lasting legacy of the power of God’s love and mercy through his writings and as the founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. There are multiple accounts, biographies and even a documentary detailing his life and legacy.


The books Begin Again by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, and A Cross for Napoleon by Msgr. Cristiani provide a great picture of Bruno Lanteri’s life, ministries and teachings. Visit each page to learn more about the book and read excerpts from each.


“Nunc Coepi — The Life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri” is a film documentary on the life of Ven. Bruno Lanteri.  Shot on location in Italy, it follows Venerable Bruno Lanteri from his humble beginnings in Cuneo, through his active priestly ministry in Turin and exile at the hands of Napoleon Bonaparte, to the founding of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.

Because Ven. Lanteri led such an inspirational life spreading the message of God’s love and mercy to any and all with whom he came into contact, there is a movement calling for his canonization. As a saint of the Church, his teachings and spiritual exercises would be even more wide-spread, acting as a light of hope during a time of spiritual doubt. Join the Venerable Bruno Guild to stay up to date on his cause for canonization.

Virtual Workshop

In the Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement workshop, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, hosts a ten-part series that explores letters written between Ven. Bruno and his spiritual directees. Along the way, you’ll hear more about the challenging times during which Father Lanteri lived, his impact, and his lessons on how to move past spiritual obstacles to find hope and joy.