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Blessed Cherubim Testa of Avigliana

ILLUSTRATION OF BLESSED CHERUBIM TESTA OF AVIGLIANA IN IL FASCINO DI DIO: PROFILI DE AGIOGRAFIA AGOSTINIANA BY FERNANDO ROJO MARTÍNEZ, O.S.A. COPYRIGHT © 2000 PUBBLICAZIONI AGOSTINIANE ROME.  USED WITH PERMISSION.  ORIGINAL ART PRESERVED IN THE OFFICE OF AUGUSTINIAN POSTULATOR OF CAUSES, ROME

ILLUSTRATION OF BLESSED CHERUBIM TESTA OF AVIGLIANA IN IL FASCINO DI DIO: PROFILI DE AGIOGRAFIA AGOSTINIANA BY FERNANDO ROJO MARTÍNEZ, O.S.A. COPYRIGHT © 2000 PUBBLICAZIONI AGOSTINIANE ROME.  USED WITH PERMISSION.  ORIGINAL ART PRESERVED IN THE OFFICE OF AUGUSTINIAN POSTULATOR OF CAUSES, ROME

December 16

Cherubim Testa (1451-1479), who died at the age of 28, was an example of obedience, purity of life and devotion to the Passion of Christ.

He was born in 1451 in Avigliana, Torino, Italy. His family was part of the Italian Nobility.

When he was 20 years old, he joined the Augustinian Order. He was ordained a Priest in early 1479.

Eight months later, on December 17, 1479, he died. His remains are preserved at the Church of Saints John and Peter in Avigliana.