St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria


St. Anthony Maria Zaccaria
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This famous Lombard preacher was one of that band of saints who the Lord, in the Sixteenth Century, sent to carry out in Italy that ecclesiastical reform which had indeed been long desired, but which the Canons of the Council of Trent alone could not effect. It was necessary that they should be put into practice with heroic zeal, and this could be done only by a saint. He founded the order of Regular Clerks who from the Church of St. Barnabas near which they lived are called “Barnabites.” They gave much assistance to St. Charles Borromeo in his work of reform. Anthony died at the age of 36, July 5, 1539, and was canonized by Pope Leo XIII.
(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)

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