4 November 2021

Borromeo

 S Charles Borromeo died in the arms of one of his vicars general, Owen Lewis, of Winchester College and of New College in this University. Lewis went on to be Bishop of Cassano.

Welshmen and Englishmen will probably rejoice in this very personal link between the glorious Counter-Reformation of Reginald Pole's England and Marian Oxford; and the Counter-Reformation in Borromeo's Milan.

Lewis was far from being the only Fellow of New College who had to flee from Bloody Bess.

2 comments:

pdm said...

St Charles, my confirmation saint, also had, I might add, a rather admirable attitude to the ministration of the sick in a time of plague.

Albrecht von Brandenburg said...

St Charles should have left the interior of his cathedral alone.

AvB.