Friday, November 4, 2016

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo (1538 - 1584) was an Italian Cardinal who brought about many changes in the Church. As a nephew of Pope Pius IV, he had the opportunity to hold important positions. He was very concerned about the improper training of priests in local universities. So, St. Charles founded places called ‘seminaries’ or special schools to train priests. He also reformed his own life, giving up the privileges of high office to live a simple and holy life. He is the patron saint of seminarians. His feast day is on 4 November.


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