The life of Charles Boglioli is recounted to inspire his fellow Vincentians and the Daughters of Charity. Best known at the time of his death for his work among people with Hansen’s Disease (formerly known as leprosy), Boglioli had a varied and successful career. He taught at seminaries and served at mission stations all over Louisiana. During the Civil War, he was a chaplain. He inspired the establishment of the hospital for people with Hansen’s Disease in Carville and worked at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans among similar patients beginning in 1866. He died of Hansen’s Disease in 1882, after fulfilling his duties as long as he could.
Dicharry, Warren C.M.
"The Leper Priest of Louisiana,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 11:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol11/iss2/4