Turibio (Turibius), St

Turibio (Turibius), St.

is said to have been born Nov. 16, 1538, of good family. Every Christian perfection distinguished him in early youth. He was educated at. Valladolid and Salamanca, was made president of Granada by Philip II, and subsequently became archbishop of Lima, in South America, though still a layman. He was consecrated. in 1581, and proceeded to initiate an excellent administration, during which he founded hospitals, seminaries, and churches, ordered diocesan and provincial synods, traveled in the execution of his duties over the entire country, and displayed great devotion during a contagious pestilence. He is credited with the miraculous cure of several persons who were sick, and with at least one successful raising of the dead to life. He died at Santa, Nov. 23,1606. It is said that his body was brought, undecayed, to Lima after a whole year had passed since his decease, and that it continued to work miracles. He was accordingly beatified in 1679 by Innocent XI, and canonized by Benedict XIII in 1726. See Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen-Lex. 11:330; Herzog, Real- Encyklop. s.v.

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