minima maxima sunt

The Small things are the Great things; as in a grain of mustard seed.

Toribio de Mogrovejo

Saint Toribio de Mogrovejo 1536-1606

St. Toribio de Mogrovejo was the first canonized saint of the New World. A former Chief Inquisitor, he was Sent to Peru as Archbishop, his mission to correct abuses by the Spanish settlers and clergy. He is known as a defender of the natives and spent much of his time evangelizing, baptizing and confirming them. His travels throughout the Diocese of Lima were often accomplished on foot, and Toribio de Mogrovejo made this 18000 mile circuit three times during his ministry. He learned several of the native languages, founded churches, hospitals and the first seminary in the New World at Lima in 1591. On March 23, 1606, He died from fever while on mission. He is the Patron Saint of South American Bishops.


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