The eighth of the Holy Father’s youthful saints is a fellow countryman. Other connections: the boy studied with the Salesians and adopted Dominic Savio as a role model. Like Dominic, he also died of illness in his teens while aspiring to the priesthood. The Salesians have a short bio here.
58. Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá was a young Argentinian, the son of the chief of a remote tribe of indigenous peoples. He became a Salesian seminarian, filled with the desire to return to his tribe, bringing Jesus Christ to them. Ceferino died in 1905.
Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site.
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