Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blessed Aimo Taparelli

Profile

Born to the Italian nobility, the family of the Counts of Lagnasco. Aimo felt a call to religious life in his youth, and soon as he was able, joined the Dominican in Savigliano, Italy. Studied and then taught at the University of Turin, Italy. Priest. Noted, well-travelled preacher. Chaplain to Duke Amadeus of Savoy. Inquisitor-general for Lombardy and Liguria.

Born

* 1395 at Savigliano, Piedmont, Italy

Died

* 15 August 1495 of natural causes
* relics transferred to Saint Dominic’s Church in Turin, Italy in the early 20th century

Beatified

* 1856 by Pope Blessed Pius IX (cultus confirmed)

Prayers

O God, to serve you is to reign. By the prayers of Blessed Aimo whom you made a mighty champion of the faith may we serve you by promoting peace and unity in the Church and come to enjoy the everlasting kingdom. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. - General Calendar of the Order of Preachers

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