EXCESSIVELY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF PANIGAROLA'S SPEECH IN FORM OF REASONING ON THE SOLEMN FUNERALS OF ST. CHARLES BORROMEO
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Panigarola, Francesco. Ragionamento di frate Francesco Panigarola Min. osservante in occasione di essequie, che all'illustriss. Cardinale Santa Prassede, alcuni mesi doppo la morte di lui, commando che si facessero, subito venuto a Milano. L'illustrissimo arciuescouo Visconte suo immediato successore. Milano: Pietro and Michele Tini, 1585.
4to, 18th century paperboards, ff. .
This Panigarola's memory was at the same time also published in Bologna, by Benacci, and in Rome, by Zanetti.
The Milanese Francesco Panigarola, bishop of Asti, wrote this memory in honor of Saint Charles Borromeo, the cardinal archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. The new archbishop, Visconti, wanted solemn funerals for him.
Among the great reformers of the troubled sixteenth century, Borromeo, with St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Philip Neri, and others, led the movement to combat the inroads of the Protestant Reformation. He was a leading figure during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church, including the founding of seminaries for the education of priests.
References: Not in Adams. CNCE, 49918. Apparently the only extant copy: OCLC locates only other editions printed in the same year.