S.Bartolomeo Apostolo

Born at Cana in Galilee, Jesus was led by apostle Philip. After the Ascension of the Lord is tradition that he preached the Gospel in India, where he was crowned with martyrdom. The "Roman Martyrology" he writes of "the gospel of Christ preached in India, who visited in Armenia Major, having converted many to the faith, was flayed alive by the barbarians, and, by order of King Astyages, with the decapitation performed martyrdom . His body is worshiped in Rome Tibertina Island.

S.Carlo Borromeo

Archbishop of Milan, deployed in a relatively short life very intense pastoral activity, consuming his energies in the undertaking ascetic, in charity and church reform. It is among the major promoters of renewal in the faith and customs enshrined in the Council of Trent. Expressed through seminars and a new model provisions Synod pastor of souls, which combines the austerity and prayer apostolic zeal. Its action is extended to reforming liturgical discipline (of the Roman Rite and Ambrosian), catechesis and care for the poor. His pastoral charity is manifested especially in the famous plague of Milan.
For it is said that the Holy Valsolda had a particular predilection, so that, while ignoring other honorary titles, said he loved "Lord of Valsolda. In this valley devoted two pastoral visits in 1570 and 1582: between the first and second, during the raging fever, he sent material aid and moral support, especially Dasio, the country hardest hit by the disease. Dasio thanked him directly (1577) writing him inter alia that the Commissioner of the Archbishop, which he sent, he had done most of the doctor, who "did not understand anything." Therefore, during the second pastoral visit to the preparations were more solemn celebrations. After his canonization (1610), they proposed to erect in his honor seven Chapels - Oratory (one for each country), in imitation of the Sacro Monte of Varese, but for lack of means it released only three, including one on the green slope above Langres, the second in a wonderful position at Loggio, and the third at the Cemetery Cressogno.

S.Giovanni Battista

John sealed his mission as precursor with martyrdom. Herod Antipas in the fortress of imprigionatolo Machaerus East to the Dead Sea, had him beheaded. He is the friend who rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice and is eclipsed in the face of Christ, sun of justice: 'Now my joy is complete, he must grow, I must decrease. At his school was formed some early disciples of the Lord.


He was the first deacon of Rome, with the task of distributing to the poor harvest among Christian communities in the city. The tradition tells us the events related to his death, how she met with Pope Sixtus II, led to martyrdom, how she refused to hand over the treasures of the Church entrusted to him and how he suffered the torment of the Grill, which is now its peculiar iconographic motif. However, it is almost certain that Lorenzo was martyred on Aug. 10 as his bishop, who according to St. Damasus, was beheaded in a cemetery along with six deacons.

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