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4th November St Charles Borromeo 1538 -1584


An important reformer of the church, who gave much of his property to the poor. He set up the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine to teach children the faith: it was the beginning and inspiration of the Sunday School movement. When famine struck the province, he fed 3,000 people at his own expense for three months and inspired others to do likewise. When plague came, he prepared himself for death, made his will, and went to the hospital where the worst cases were. After enormous amounts of nagging, preaching and persuasion the secular clergy followed his example.  (from Wikipedia)
Stained glass window St. Stephen's Church Skipton (photograph by Lawrence OP)

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