St. Turibius of Mongrovejo

Turibius was a law professor in Spain when the pope unexpectedly named him the archbishop of Lima, Peru. Turibius had not even been ordained a priest yet!
When Bishop Turibius went to Peru, he discovered poverty and lack of education throughout the country. He determined to right this, and over the next seven years he visited every parish in his diocese, traveling alone over thousands of miles of jungle territory. He led a reform among the priests, printed catechisms in the natives’ language, and made the sacraments available to all in his diocese.

March 23

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