St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us!

The parochial school where I was baptized as a girl was St. Charles Borromeo in sunny San Diego.

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That’s me, ready for my First Communion! I felt so holy in my white robe and veil!

“If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor.” St. Charles Borromeo

 

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With my brother Jim, so cute in his little red blazer!

 

Saint Charles Borromeo spent his life and fortune in the service of the people of his diocese. He directed and fervently enforced the decrees of the Council of Trent, fought tirelessly for peace in the wake of the storm caused by Martin Luther, founded schools for the poor, seminaries for clerics, hospitals for the sick, conducted synods, instituted children’s Sunday school, did great public and private penance, and worked among the sick and dying, leading his people by example.

 

Saint Charles Borromeo by Tiepolo, 1671, Cincinnati Museum of Art

Saint Charles Borromeo by Tiepolo, 1671, Cincinnati Museum of Art

 

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