Saint Charles Borromeo Minibook
Saint Charles Borromeo was made legate of Bologna, Romagna and the Marches of Ancona.
Then he was named Protector of Portugal, the Low Countries, the Catholic cantons of Switzerland, as well as the orders of the Franciscans, the Carmelites, the Knights of Malta and many others.
Saint Charles Borromeo was becoming a powerful man in the Church and he was still not a priest.
He did hold minor orders, however at age twenty three. His slow methodical approach did annoy some people in the Vatican; but there was never cause for concern.
The assignments were always executed to the exact degree of excellence of which he was expected to perform, and yet he was never in a hurry to get them done.
Everything was customary and systematic.
Saint Charles Borromeo was never harried. With the death of members of the family, he became in charge of handling family affairs, which he did again without getting overwhelmed, and at the same time accomplishing his goals more than satisfactorily.