|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1850|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1923|
Former Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Turin and Cardinal Priest of the Title of Santa Maria in Via, Cardinal Agostino Richelmy was born in Turin, Italy, on November 29, 1850, and received his education at the Diocesan Seminary of the named City, earning his Doctorate in Theology on May 18, 1876, following his ordination to the Priesthood, which took place in Turin on April 25, 1873. Joining the Garibaldian Volunteers in the War of 1866, for years afterwards he wore his red shirt under his cassock.
After serving in the Archdiocese of Turin as Professor of its Seminary, Prosynodal Examiner and Canon of its Reverend Cathedral Chapter, Richelmy was elected as Bishop of the Diocese of Ivrea, receiving his Episcopal Consecration on October 28, 1886, in Turin, from Cardinal Gaetano Alimonda, assisted by Archbishops Davide Riccardi and Giovanni Battista Bertagna. Following the demise of the named Archbishop Riccardi, Richelmy was promoted to the Metropolitan See of Turin on September 18, 1897.
Created Cardinal Priest in the Consistory of June 19, 1899, with the Title of Sant'Eusebio, by Pope Leo XIII, he participated in the Conclave of 1903, which elected Pope Pius X as Vicar Rome. Opting for the Title of Santa Maria in Via on November 27, 1911, he participated in the Conclaves of 1914 and 1922, which elected Popes Benedict XV and Pius XI, to the See of St. Peter.
Archbishop Richelmy died in Turin on August 10, 1923, aged 72. His body was exposed in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Turin and was later buried in the Chapel of the Clergy inside the Cemetery of Turin. In 1927, his remains were transferred to the Consalata Shrine of Turin, and re-interred in a specially constructed marble sarcophagus.
Basilica Santuario della Consolata
Provincia di Torino
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Jan 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32622551
May The Omnipotent Lord Grant Thee, The Most Deserved Eternal And Everlasting, Perpetual Peace, Beloved Cardinal Richelmy !|
Added: Jan. 4, 2009