St. Turibius of Mogrovejo

St. Turibius of Mogrovejo was born in Spain in 1538. A nobleman, St. Turibius was a lawyer and a law professor. He was ordained when he was age 40 in 1578 and became archbishop of Lima, Peru, in 1579. St. Turibius founded the first seminary in the Western Hemisphere. He worked to secure the rights of the people native to Peru. He died in Peru in 1606. St. Turibius is patron saint of Peru and Latin American archbishops.

Catholic Review

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