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Salamanca University

23 March is the feast of St Turibius who "was born in Spain in about 1538 and studied law at the university of Salamanca. He was named bishop of Lima in 1580 and sailed to America. Full of apostolic …More
23 March is the feast of St Turibius who "was born in Spain in about 1538 and studied law at the university of Salamanca. He was named bishop of Lima in 1580 and sailed to America. Full of apostolic zeal, he traversed his gigantic diocese three times, generally on foot, baptizing, teaching and confirming the natives. He assembled many synods and councils to make the Church strong, organised, and above all holy; and he strongly defended the rights of the natives, who were Spanish citizens according to the law but who were nevertheless being oppressed by the colonists and the provincial governors. He died in Lima on 23 March 1606." This photo is of the Patio de Las Escuelas Menores, the courtyard of the Lower Schools in the University of Salamanca. It was built in 1428, and would have been known to St Turibius.

Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr