Saint Guido M. Conforti founded the Xaverian Missionaries in 1895 in Parma, Italy as a life-long dream to serve the mission of the church. Read this brief life, see some of the photos and paintings in a slideshow, reflect on the challenges of a Bishop whose heart embraced the world, while serving the diocese of Ravenna and Parma. In this section, you can reflect on his encounter with the Crucified Jesus, his zeal for missionary life, his willingness to collaborate with various agents in the Italian church, so that the work of missionaries of sharing the Good News of Jesus may become the utmost concern of the Church in the World.
Through this web, the Xaverian Missionaries wish to highlight the deeds and vision of their Father and Founder, Guido Maria Conforti, “a bishop whose heart embraced the world.” Guido Maria Conforti is proclaimed “Saint” by Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, on October 23, 2011, World Mission Sunday.
See some photos of Bishop Guido M. Conforti from his younger days as a seminary theology student to his service as a Bishop of Parma, and Founder of the Xaverians. In six topics, for easy reference
A collection of Liturgical resources, with Mass, Prayers, Novena.
Plus Educational resources for schools and youth groups, departure discourses, and reflections on Saint Guido M Conforti.