Cardinal Federico Borromeo

Cardinal Federico BorromeoArticle

Cardinal, Archbishop of Milan, Italy. He was a cousin of Saint Charles Borromeo, possessed extraordinary erudition, and was a model of episcopal zeal, an indefatigable preacher, a reformer of abuses, and an apostle of religious education. During the famine and pestilence in Milan in 1627 and 1628, he fed 2,000 poor daily, and inspired his clergy with a devotion immortalized in Manzoni’s Betrothed. He founded the Ambrosian Library, and wrote numerous works on various ecclesiastical sciences.



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  • “Cardinal Federico Borromeo”. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 October 2010. Web. 22 September 2021. <>