St Charles Borromeo Art Photos
St Charles Borromeo (1538-84) was born into a high ranking Italian family and well educated. Upon completing his doctorate, he was called to the Vatican by his uncle, Pope Pius IV where he held several important positions and with his skills and determination kept the Council of Trent from dissolving. He was consecrated a Cardinal/ Archbishop of Milan in 1563. As Bishop, Borromeo instituted radical church reforms, often in the face of great opposition from those who had benefited from the old ways. When plague struck Milan, he remained in the city, personally ministered to the afflicted, and ran up huge debts caring for the thousands of sick, dying and dead.
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|Portrait of St Charles Borromeo (17thC) by unknown Naples painter at Angers Fine Arts Museum. Angers, France.||St Charles Borromeo painting (1767-9) by Tiepolo of Itay at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.||Stained glass detail of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. CA.||Tomb of St Charles Borromeo, Bishop of Milan (d1584) in crypt of Duomo. Milan, Italy.|
|Crystal sarcophagus with body of St Charles Borromeo in Duomo crypt. Milan, Italy.|
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