Saints related to Patron-of-seminarians

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  • St. Charles Borromeo
    At a young age, St. Charles Borromeo was named a cardinal and he soon was appointed Archbishop of Milan. He participated at the Council of Trent of 1562 and he worked tirelessly to reform the Church and to preserve her unity.
  • St. Gabriel Possenti
    St. Gabriel was born in 1838 and grew up in Piedmont, Italy. Although he was very worldly in his youth, resolved to become a Passionist, in fulfillment of a promise he had made when he was seriously ill. After entering the monastery, he quickly reached a high degree of sanctity, before he died of tuberculosis at age 24.
  • St. Lawrence
    St. Lawrence was a deacon who lived in the 3rd century, a time of great persecution of Christians in Rome. He was brought before a judge, who ordered a slow, painful death, that he be grilled over a small fire. As he was dying, St. Lawrence joke, "Turn me over, I'm done on this side."