Lifelong layman in the archdiocese of Milan, Italy. Graduated fro the University of Padua in 1880. Noted civil and canon lawyer. Taught at several universities. Dean of the law faculty in Modena. Secular Franciscan tertiary. Member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul charity group. Friend of Pope Pius XI.
- 17 October 1902 at Suna, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy of a heart lesion
- buried in Suna
- re-interred in the chapel of the Catholic University in Milan, Italy after his beatification
- “Blessed Contardo Ferrini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 March 2016. Web. 8 December 2016. <>