MAY 9th

 

 

BONAVENTURE CERRETTI (Cardinal-Protector)

 

BORN:

Orvieto 1872

PRIESTHOOD:

1895

DIED:

May 9, 1933

AGE: 61 years old

 

            He was born in Orvieto in 1872, and ordained a Priest in 1895, and then handled many important responsibilities in various Roman Congregations. In 1903, he was Secretary of the  Delegation  to Mexico, and then in 1908, he was appointed Auditor in Washing. In 1914, he was made an Archbishop, and was the first Apostolic Delegate in Australia. Called to Rome in 1916 he was named Secretary of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical  Affair. Once the  diplomatic relations were re-established between France and the Vatican,  he was the first Apostolic Nuntio  in Paris. He was created a Cardinal in 1925,and for one year he remained in Paris, and then became the Prefect of the Supreme tribunal of Apostolic Signatura.

            In 1928, he was named Protector of our Institute, toward which he nourished affection and esteem.

 

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