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Guido Maria Conforti

Guido Maria Conforti (3 March 1865 – 5 November 1931) was a Roman Catholic Italian archbishop who founded the Xaverian Missionary Fathers on 3 December 1895. He was known to make frequent visits to his parishes and worked to support the religious education and religious involvement among the youth.[1]

Saint Archbishop

Guido Maria Conforti
Bishop of Parma
Guido Maria Conforti in 1910.
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
DioceseParma
SeeParma
Installed12 December 1907
Term ended5 November 1931
PredecessorFrancesco Magani
SuccessorEvasio Colli
Orders
Ordination22 September 1888
by Giovanni Andrea Miotti
Consecration11 June 1902
by Lucido Maria Parocchi
Personal details
Born
Guido Maria Conforti

(1865-03-30)March 30, 1865
Casalora di Ravadese, Parma, Italy
DiedNovember 5, 1931(1931-11-05) (aged 66)
Parma, Italy
Previous post(s)
MottoIn omnibus Christus
("Christ in all things")
Coat of arms
Sainthood
Feast day5 November
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Beatified17 March 1996
Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City
by Pope John Paul II
Canonized23 October 2011
Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City
by Pope Benedict XVI
AttributesEpiscopal attire
PatronageXaverian Missionary Fathers
Ordination history of
Guido Maria Conforti
History
Priestly ordination
Ordained byGiovani Andrea Miotti
Date22 September 1888
PlaceParma, Italy
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated byLucido Maria Parocchi
Date11 June 1902
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Guido Maria Conforti as principal consecrator
Luigi Calza, S.X.12 April 1912

Pope John Paul II beatified him in 1996 and he was canonized in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Biography

Guido Maria Conforti was born in Casalora di Ravadese in the diocese and province of Parma, Italy, in 1865, the eighth of ten children of Rinaldo and Antonia Adorni Conforti.[1] He attended an elementary school run by the De La Salle Brothers from 1872 and each day on his way to the school he would stop by the church of Santa Maria della Pace, his parish church, where he used to have conversations with the crucified Jesus Christ. This was when his vocation became apparent. He later recalled: "I looked at Him and He looked at me and seemed to say so many things".[2]

Although his father would have preferred that he stay and manage the farm, Conforti enrolled in the seminary in Parma in November 1876. He began reading the works of Francis Xavier which inspired a desire to be a missionary, but his requests to join the Society of Jesus or the Salesians of Saint John Bosco were denied. At the time, the rector of the seminary was Andrea Carlo Ferrari, future cardinal and Blessed. Ferrari became his mentor. Conforti was appointed vice-rector.[3]

Conforti was ordained to the priesthood on 22 September 1888 at Fontanellato.[3] Conforti then served as a professor at the local seminary. He became the Vicar-General of the Diocese of Parma on 7 March 1896.

Founder

Conforti established the Xaverian Missionaries on 3 December 1895 and the organization received the approval of Pope Leo XIII on December 3, 1898. In 1899, he sent the order's first missionaries to China. Leo XIII appointed him Archbishop of Ravenna in May 1902 following the death of Cardinal Agostino Gaetano Riboldi. He was consecrated bishop on June 11, 1902, at the Church of St. Paul outside the Walls in Rome.[2] Conforti submitted his resignation due to his ill health in October 1904. On 14 November, he was made both the Coadjutor Bishop of Parma and Titular Archbishop of Stauropolis.

In 1907 he became Bishop of Parma,[2] retaining his personal title of Archbishop. He traveled to all parishes via horseback or other means to inspect his diocese. He had a particular focus on religious education.[3]

Conforti is said to have provided the initiative behind Pope Benedict XV's encyclical Maximum illud, issued on 30 November 1919. That document is called the Magna Carta of modern Catholic missionary work.[4]

He travelled to China in 1928 to visit the Xaverian Missionaries working there.[5] He arrived in Shanghai on 26 October 1928 and met with his contacts to inspect their work.

Conforti returned to Parma and fell ill in October 1931. He died a month later and he was interred in Parma. His tomb was later relocated in 1942 and in 1996.[1]

Sainthood

The cause of sainthood was introduced in Parma on 29 May 1959 under Pope John XXIII and the work done on a diocesan level culminated on 11 February 1982 with Conforti being declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue.

The requisite miracle being approved, Conforti was beatified by John Paul II on 17 March 1996.

A second tribunal for a miracle needed for canonization opened on 4 October 2005 and closed on 16 November 2005 and Pope Benedict XVI signed the decree for the miracle[further explanation needed] on 10 December 2010, leading to his canonization on 23 October 2011.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "Blessed Guido Maria Conforti". Saints SQPN. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "The Life of our Founder", Xaverian Missionaries USA
  3. ^ a b c "Saint Guido Maria Conforti", Pontifical Missionary Societies
  4. ^ Hubert Jedin; John Patrick Dolan (1981). History of the Church: The Church in the Industrial age. London: Burns & Oates. p. 559. ISBN 9780860120858.
  5. ^ "Saint Guido Maria Conforti", Daily Compass, November 5, 2020

Bibliography

  • Augusto, Luca (2011). Guido Maria Conforti. Vescovo e missionario. Milan: Paoline Editoriale Libri. ISBN 978-88-315-3964-7.
  • Botti, Ferruccio (1965). Mons. Guido Maria Conforti: note storico-critiche nel centenario della nascita. Quaderni di Vita nuova, 6 (in Italian). Parma: Scuola tipografica benedettina.
  • Conforti, Paolo (2015). La casa del vescovo: San Guido Maria Conforti : storia della famiglia (in Italian). Parma: Silva editore. ISBN 978-88-7765-190-7.
  • Etaba, Roger Onomo (2008). Les missionnaires xavériens au Cameroun (1898-2001) (in French). Yaoundé: Éditions CLÉ. ISBN 978-9956-0-9108-9.
  • Manfredi, Angelo (2010). Guido Maria Conforti (in Italian). Bologna: EMI. ISBN 978-88-307-1892-0.
  • Teodori, Franco (1998). Beato Guido Maria Conforti: omelie e lettere : giubileo costantiniano, primo congresso catechistico, settimana catechistica : 1913 (in Italian). Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana. ISBN 9788820925574.

External links

  • Hagiography Circle
  • Saints SQPN
  • Catholic Hierarchy [self-published]
  • Xaverians Missionaries

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1865Casalora di Ravadese Parma ItalyDiedNovember 5 1931 1931 11 05 aged 66 Parma ItalyPrevious post s Vicar General of Parma 1896 1902 Archbishop of Ravenna 1902 1904 Titular Archbishop of Stauropolis 1904 1907 Coadjutor Bishop of Parma 1904 1907 MottoIn omnibus Christus Christ in all things Coat of armsSainthoodFeast day5 NovemberVenerated inRoman Catholic ChurchBeatified17 March 1996Saint Peter s Square Vatican Cityby Pope John Paul IICanonized23 October 2011Saint Peter s Square Vatican Cityby Pope Benedict XVIAttributesEpiscopal attirePatronageXaverian Missionary FathersOrdination history of Guido Maria ConfortiHistoryPriestly ordinationOrdained byGiovani Andrea MiottiDate22 September 1888PlaceParma ItalyEpiscopal consecrationConsecrated byLucido Maria ParocchiDate11 June 1902Episcopal successionBishops consecrated by Guido Maria Conforti as principal consecratorLuigi Calza S X 12 April 1912Pope John Paul II beatified him in 1996 and he was canonized in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI Contents 1 Biography 1 1 Founder 2 Sainthood 3 Gallery 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksBiography EditGuido Maria Conforti was born in Casalora di Ravadese in the diocese and province of Parma Italy in 1865 the eighth of ten children of Rinaldo and Antonia Adorni Conforti 1 He attended an elementary school run by the De La Salle Brothers from 1872 and each day on his way to the school he would stop by the church of Santa Maria della Pace his parish church where he used to have conversations with the crucified Jesus Christ This was when his vocation became apparent He later recalled I looked at Him and He looked at me and seemed to say so many things 2 Although his father would have preferred that he stay and manage the farm Conforti enrolled in the seminary in Parma in November 1876 He began reading the works of Francis Xavier which inspired a desire to be a missionary but his requests to join the Society of Jesus or the Salesians of Saint John Bosco were denied At the time the rector of the seminary was Andrea Carlo Ferrari future cardinal and Blessed Ferrari became his mentor Conforti was appointed vice rector 3 Conforti was ordained to the priesthood on 22 September 1888 at Fontanellato 3 Conforti then served as a professor at the local seminary He became the Vicar General of the Diocese of Parma on 7 March 1896 Founder Edit Conforti established the Xaverian Missionaries on 3 December 1895 and the organization received the approval of Pope Leo XIII on December 3 1898 In 1899 he sent the order s first missionaries to China Leo XIII appointed him Archbishop of Ravenna in May 1902 following the death of Cardinal Agostino Gaetano Riboldi He was consecrated bishop on June 11 1902 at the Church of St Paul outside the Walls in Rome 2 Conforti submitted his resignation due to his ill health in October 1904 On 14 November he was made both the Coadjutor Bishop of Parma and Titular Archbishop of Stauropolis In 1907 he became Bishop of Parma 2 retaining his personal title of Archbishop He traveled to all parishes via horseback or other means to inspect his diocese He had a particular focus on religious education 3 Conforti is said to have provided the initiative behind Pope Benedict XV s encyclical Maximum illud issued on 30 November 1919 That document is called the Magna Carta of modern Catholic missionary work 4 He travelled to China in 1928 to visit the Xaverian Missionaries working there 5 He arrived in Shanghai on 26 October 1928 and met with his contacts to inspect their work Conforti returned to Parma and fell ill in October 1931 He died a month later and he was interred in Parma His tomb was later relocated in 1942 and in 1996 1 Sainthood EditThe cause of sainthood was introduced in Parma on 29 May 1959 under Pope John XXIII and the work done on a diocesan level culminated on 11 February 1982 with Conforti being declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue The requisite miracle being approved Conforti was beatified by John Paul II on 17 March 1996 A second tribunal for a miracle needed for canonization opened on 4 October 2005 and closed on 16 November 2005 and Pope Benedict XVI signed the decree for the miracle further explanation needed on 10 December 2010 leading to his canonization on 23 October 2011 Gallery Edit Statue of Conforti in Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary square The tomb of ConfortiReferences Edit a b c Blessed Guido Maria Conforti Saints SQPN 16 March 2010 Retrieved 17 March 2015 a b c The Life of our Founder Xaverian Missionaries USA a b c Saint Guido Maria Conforti Pontifical Missionary Societies Hubert Jedin John Patrick Dolan 1981 History of the Church The Church in the Industrial age London Burns amp Oates p 559 ISBN 9780860120858 Saint Guido Maria Conforti Daily Compass November 5 2020Bibliography EditAugusto Luca 2011 Guido Maria Conforti Vescovo e missionario Milan Paoline Editoriale Libri ISBN 978 88 315 3964 7 Botti Ferruccio 1965 Mons Guido Maria Conforti note storico critiche nel centenario della nascita Quaderni di Vita nuova 6 in Italian Parma Scuola tipografica benedettina Conforti Paolo 2015 La casa del vescovo San Guido Maria Conforti storia della famiglia in Italian Parma Silva editore ISBN 978 88 7765 190 7 Etaba Roger Onomo 2008 Les missionnaires xaveriens au Cameroun 1898 2001 in French Yaounde Editions CLE ISBN 978 9956 0 9108 9 Manfredi Angelo 2010 Guido Maria Conforti in Italian Bologna EMI ISBN 978 88 307 1892 0 Teodori Franco 1998 Beato Guido Maria Conforti omelie e lettere giubileo costantiniano primo congresso catechistico settimana catechistica 1913 in Italian Citta del Vaticano Libreria Editrice Vaticana ISBN 9788820925574 External links EditHagiography Circle Saints SQPN Catholic Hierarchy self published Xaverians MissionariesPortals Saints Biography Catholicism Italy Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Guido Maria Conforti amp oldid 1123124901, wikipedia, wiki, 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