A Bishop whose Heart embraced the World

Latest News on the Canonization of Saint Guido Maria Conforti

Story of Bishop Guido M. Conforti

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.


Mission Statement

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.

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Photo Gallery

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


Liturgical Resources and Reflections on Saint Guido Maria Conforti


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.


Brief Life Story of Saint Guido Maria Conforti

The Story of a Bishop whose Heart Embraced the World


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Pray with the Xaverian Missionaries to Saint Guido Maria Conforti

Pray with the Xaverian Missionaries


Places familiar to Guido Maria Conforti

Visit some of the Places dear to the Heart of St. Guido M. Conforti

Parma - Ravadese: the home Church were Guido Conforti was baptized - Painting by A. Costalonga

Ravadese: the home Church were Guido Conforti was baptized

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