紀念日 / Memorial date
Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop
St. Charles (1538-1584) was born in Italy and obtained a doctorate in civil and canon law. He was made a cardinal and consecrated Archbishop of Milan. One of the chief agents of the conclusion of the Ecumenical Council of Trent and drafting the Catechism, he implemented the spirit of the Council by establishing Sunday schools, houses of orphans and the poor, and renewing the moral life of the clergy and religious. He established and organized diocesan seminaries.
Preserve in the midst of your people,
we ask, O Lord, the spirit with which you filled
the Bishop Saint Charles Borromeo,
that your Church may be constantly renewed
and, by conforming herself to the likeness of Christ,
may show his face to the world.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever. Amen.
English text: Daily Roman Missal, 2011