The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003
The time of suffering is short, the time of enjoyment eternal. On this point, what we have said up to now is quite sufficient. I recommend only one more thing to you and that is that you instruct well in Christian doctrine those who are illiterate, for whom Cardinal Bellarmine, among others, explains things.

Letter 50, from Gaspar del Bufalo to Countess Ginnasi, April 1813


My middle name is Robert, and St. Robert Bellarmine is one of my patrons. St. Gaspar obviously was acquainted with his work, and he more than likely visited his tomb. Gaspar was trained by the Jesuits at Collegio Romano and grew up across the street from the Jesuit Church in Rome.

Happy Feast of St. Robert Bellarmine.




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