Blessed John XXIII June 3
Irapuato     02/06/2012 10:36
breski1 Blessed John XXIII June 3
Irapuato         02/06/2012 10:39
June 3 Blessed John XXIII (1881-1963)
Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible. Indeed, one writer has noted that his “ordinariness” seems one of his most remarkable qualities.
The firstborn son of a farming family in Sotto il Monte, near Bergamo in northern Italy, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was always proud of his down-to-earth roots. In Bergamo’s diocesan seminary, he joined the Secular Franciscan Order.
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