Saint Artemide Zatti was born to a poor farming family in Italy that immigrated to Argentina. He joined a Salesian parish and became a helper to the priest, desiring also to become a Salesian.
While in the Salesian community, he contracted tuberculosis. He was healed through the intercession of Our Lady and promised to serve the sick. He made a perpetual profession as a Salesian Coadjutor, then ran the hospital pharmacy in Viedma and eventually got his nursing degree. He traveled day and night to care for the sick of the country for 40 years and died of cancer in 1951.