St. Turibius of Mogroveio


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/23


Patron Of: Latin American Bishops, Peru, Native Rights

Also known as
    Turibius de Mongrovejo
    Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo
    Turribius Alphonsus Mogrobejo

Memorial
    23 March

Profile
    Nobility. Lawyer. Professor of law at Salamanca. Ordained in 1578 at age 40. Judge of the Court of the Inquisition at Granada. Archbishop of Lima, Peru on 15 May 1579. Founded the first seminary in the Western hemisphere. Fought for the rights of the natives against the Spanish masters. Organized councils and synods in the New World.

Born
    1538 at Mayorga de Campos, Leon, Spain

Died
    23 May 1606 at Santa, Peru of natural causes

Beatified
    2 July 1679 by Pope Innocent XI

Canonized
    10 December 1726

Patronage
    Latin American bishops
    native rights
    Peru



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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