Wednesday, November 4, 2009

St Charles Borromeo

The 4th of November is the Memorial of St Charles Borromeo, an Italian saint who was a Counter-Reformation cardinal. He facilitated the final deliberations of the Council of Trent and was at various times, Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal of Romagna and the March of Ancona, and supervisor of the Franciscans, Carmelites and Knights of Malta. St Charles was responsible for various reforms within the church and was known for establishing seminaries. He was also the nephew of Pope Pius IV.