Servant of God Guido Vidal França Schäffer

Servant of God Guido Vidal França SchäfferProfile

Baptized at the church of Saint Cecilia in Volta Redonda, Brazil at the age of 7 months. An avid surfer throughout his life. Physician, graduating from the medical school of Souza Marques University in 1998. He founded prayer groups and spent his spare time from residency by working with the Missionaries of Charity to care for the poor without charge. Pilgrim to shrines of the saints in Rome, France and Portugal in 2000, during which he realized that he had a call to the priesthood. He began theology studies while continuing his work with the poor in Rio and Quelez. Attended World Youth Days in Toronto, Canada in 2002 and Cologne, Germany in 2005. In 2005 he began speaking as an evangelist on local radio. He studied at the Monastery of São Bento, and finally entered the São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro archdiocesan seminary of Saint Joseph, but died before completing his studies. His Cause for Canonization has opened.



  • in a surfing accident on 1 May 2009 at Recreio dos Bandeirantes beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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MLA Citation

  • “Servant of God Guido Vidal França Schäffer“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 November 2018. Web. 11 April 2021. <>