Bishop and Confessor

He is one of the most distinguished promoters of the Catholic reform. Nephew of Pope Pius IV, he was Secretary of State at the age of twenty-two, and later Cardinal and Archbishop of Milan. To him is due the termination of the Council of Trent and the first measures for its implantation in the Church. With the death of Pius IV, Saint Charles moved to Milan, where he ruled his diocese as one of the most zealous and holiest bishops that the Church has ever had. He had the consolation of giving the first communion to St. Aloysius Gonzaga. He died at the age of forty-seven.

V/. St. Charles Borromeo.
R/. Pray for us.