Our St. Charles Borromeo Plaque (1538-1584) shows him as the Archbishop of Milan. He was responsible for significant reforms in the Church, including founding seminaries for the education of priests. He is the patron saint of catechists, seminarians, and bishops. This plaque is the ideal gift for seminarians, birthdays, first communions, confirmations, and the feast day of St. Charles Borromeo on November 4th.
A Solid Bronze Plaque in Two Sizes
Available in two sizes – small (p182k – 2 x 1.8 inches) and large (p652g – 7.75 x 6.4 inches), this solid bronze plaque hangs easily on any wall in the office or at home. This plaque – conceived and executed in Germany by a master bronze-smith of world renown – is a wonderful gift for that special “Charles” in your life!
Saint of the Council of Trent, Saint of the Counter Reformation
Saint Charles Borromeo (in German, Karl Borromäus) was an austere and dedicated reformer, but also humorless and uncompromising. His unyielding commitment to implement the reforms mandated by the Council of Trent lead him into conflict with secular and religious leaders, and even with the pope himself. St. Charles Borromeo, St. Peter Canisius, S.J., St. Turibius of Mongrovejo and St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J. are cited at the beginning of the 1566 Catechism of the Council of Trent (the Roman Catechism) as responsible for the Council of Trent. This catechism enjoyed an authority surpassed only by the 1992 Catechism of the Catholic Church.