Andrea Carlo Ferrari
|Andrea Carlo Ferrari|
|Cardinal, Archbishop of Milan|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||21 May 1894|
|Term ended||2 February 1921|
|Predecessor||Luigi Nazari di Calabiana|
|Successor||Achille Ratti (later Pius XI)|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of Santa Anastasia|
|Ordination||20 December 1873
by Domenico Maria Villa
|Consecration||29 June 1890
by Lucido Maria Parocchi
|Created Cardinal||18 May 1894
by Pope Leo XIII
August 13, 1850|
Lalatta (Palanzano), Province of Parma, Kingdom of Italy
|Died||February 2, 1921
Milan, Kingdom of Italy
|Buried||Cathedral of Milan|
|Parents||Giuseppe Ferrari & Maddalena Longarini|
|Motto||Tu fortitudo mea ("You are my strength")|
|Blessed Andrea Carlo Ferrari|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church (Archdiocese of Milan)|
|Beatified||10 May 1987 by Pope John Paul II|
|Patronage||Archdiocese of Milan|
Ferrari was born in the village of Lalatta, part of the comune of Palanzano, in the Province of Parma. He felt called to serve as a priest and was educated at the seminary in Parma. He was ordained to the priesthood on 20 December 1873 for the Diocese of Parma, where he served from 1874 until 1890.
Ferrari served as Vice-rector of its seminary and professor of physics and mathematics in 1875 and became its rector in 1877. He was professor of fundamental theology, ecclesiastical history and moral theology at the seminary in 1878, and published the Summula theologiae dogmaticae generalis (A Short Summary of General Dogmatic Theology) in 1885, which proved to be a respected work in the field.
Pope Leo XIII appointed Ferrari the Bishop of Guastalla on 30 May 1890, and he was consecrated a bishop on 29 June by Cardinal Lucido Parocchi, then the Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals. He was transferred to the Diocese of Como a year later.
Pope Leo XIII raised Ferrari to the cardinalate, making him Cardinal Priest of the Basilica di Sant'Anastasia al Palatino, in the consistory of May 18, 1894 and on 21 May 1894 he was transferred to the Archdiocese of Milan. Shortly after his appointment to Milan he took Carlo as a middle name in honour of St. Charles Borromeo who was once Cardinal Archbishop of Milan. Ferrari participated in the conclaves of 1903, that elected Pope Pius X and 1914, that elected Pope Benedict XV.
Ferrari was revered by the people of Milan for the holiness of his life and his cause for canonization was officially opened by Pope John XXIII on 10 February 1963. Pope Paul VI proclaimed him to be Venerable on 1 February 1975. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 10 May 1987. His feast day is listed on 2 February in the Roman martyrology. In the Ambrosian Rite of Milan it is celebrated on 1 February.
|Catholic Church titles|
Luigi Nazari di Calabiana
|Archbishop of Milan
21 May 1894–February 2, 1921
Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti
|Cardinal Priest of Sant'Anastasia
Michael von Faulhaber