The Implacable Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo

Posted March 23, 2019 12:04 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

The Implacable Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo

Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (+1606) was – nay, still is – a model for bishops everywhere, and not just for the ordained, but for all priests and laity whom he led in the early days of the diocese of Lima, Peru, from 1579 until his death.

Born in 1538 in the Valladolid province of Spain, Turibius, named after an early martyr, grew into a truly noble and well-educated layman, immersed in the Catholic liberal arts; his virtue and zeal were recognized by the King of Spain, who appointed him Grand Inquisitor – before that title was usurped in a memorable


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