Born Anthony F. Formica on June 13, 1910 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, he went to Holy Cross Seminary, Dunkirk, New York in 1926. He professed his Passionist vows on August 15, 1930. His religious name was Ignatius. In 1933 he was sent to Rome for theological studies and was ordained on June 6, 1936 at the Basilica of St. John Lateran by Cardinal Machetti-Salvagiani. He did post-graduate work at the Angelicum and then returned to the United States in 1938. He was a professor of philosophy and was also a preacher of parish missions and renewals in Italian. In 1953 he was assigned to Rome to the commission for the revision of the Passionist Rule. He died in Rome at the Little Company of Mary Hospital as a result of cancer.
June 13, 1910
August 15, 1930
June 6, 1936
June 9, 1957
Ignatius of the Sacred Heart Formica