Feast Day of St. Robert Bellarmine
St. Robert Bellarmine was an Italian cardinal and theologian, an opponent of the Protestant doctrines of the Reformation. He is considered a leading figure in the Catholic Counter-Reformation and strongly supported the self-reform decrees of the Council of Trent. During his lifetime he was regarded as one of the most enlightened of theologians and was named a doctor of the church by Pope Pius XI in 1931. He is one of the patron saints of catechists and catechumens.
St. Robert Bellarmine, pray for us.