Artémides Zatti (Italy, 1880 – Argentina, 1951) was a Salesian nurse and brother who for fifty years devoted himself to the care of the poor and sick in Viedma, Río Negro.

There he directed one of the first hospitals in Argentina Patagonia, which today bears his name.
In 2002 he was declared blessed by the Catholic Church.

Path to his canonization



















Prayer to Saint brother Artemide Zatti

Lord Jesus.
You called Artemide Zatti, Salesian Brother,
to serve you in the poor and the needy.

You gave him the strength to give himself
with joy and without rest to his sick brothers.

You made him a good man,
who knew how to live your Gospel faithfully
in daily work and in hidden sacrifice.

May the joy of seeing him shine in the heaven of your saints
help us to bear witness to your Light.

We ask through his intercession for the grace to:
(here we ask with faith what we desire).
For your glory and that of your faithful servant Artemide Zatti.


Artemides Zatti: Gospel of vocation and a Church that cares

Artemides Zatti: Gospel of vocation and a Church that cares

Letter from the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, a few days before the canonisation of Artemide Zatti (9 October 2022). “The mosaic of our saints and blesseds, though rich enough in the categories represented –  Founder, Co-founder, Rector Majors,...

Program for Canonization, published

Program for Canonization, published

The official program of events organized by the Salesian Congregation on the occasion of the canonization of Salesian coadjutor Artemide Zatti has been published. In addition to the central act of the rite of canonization, which will be presided over by Pope Francis...

Zatti: postcards of his life, at the first person

Zatti: postcards of his life, at the first person

Emigrate and work I arrived in Argentina in 1897. I was 17 years old, and we had to emigrate from our native Italy in search of better horizons… because nobody leaves their land if they are well off in it. We settled in Bahía Blanca, and I started working in a tile...