Spiritual Talk – Solemnity of the Holy Trinity (Year C)

Date: 2016-05-21
Audio Segment Types: Spiritual Talk
Languages: Cantonese

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On the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho continues to describe to us the history of the early Church. This time, Fr. Ho speaks on the 16th century Saint, St. Charles Borromeo. His uncle is Pope Pius IV, who presided over the final session of the Council of Trent. St. Charles was the one entrusted to organize this final session. He became the Archbishop of Milan at the age of twenty-six, and during his tenure, carried out significant reforms within the Church, promoting and executing the changes outlined by the Council of Trent. St. Charles focused heavily on the formation of the religious as well as liturgical laws, along with the discipline within the Church. Even though his daily work was consuming, he never laxed in his celebration of liturgies and carried them out faithfully, even if it took long periods of time. Due to his work ethic, he rested little but was constantly in prayer or at work, leading to a decline in health. In addition to the fact that he lived very simply, he passed away at the age of forty-six.