Feast of the day

St. Robert Bellarmine BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH (1542-1621)

9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Bishop and Doctor of the Church

          St. Robert Bellarmine was born in Tuscany in the town of Monte Pulciano in 1542; became a Jesuit and was ordained priest. He was a vigourous defender of the faith at the time of the Reformation. He also taught theology in the Roman College. He was made a Cardinal in 1599, but after a disagreement with the Pope was sent as bishop to Capua in 1602. He was a very pastoral bishop, visiting, preaching and teaching, and giving the example of a truly Christian life. He returned to Rome in 1605, and passed away in 1621.