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Ceferino Namuncura

Ceferino Namuncura (Blessed Ceferino Namuncura) was a saintly religious student and the object of a Roman Catholic cultus of veneration in northern Patagonia and throughout Argentina.

Early life

He was born at Chimpay, a small town in Valle Medio, Rio Negro Province, Argentina, the sixth child of Rosario Burgos and a Mapuche cacique, Manuel Namuncura. He was baptized by a Salesian missionary priest, Domingo Milanesio, at the age of eight.

Namuncura's early years were spent by the Rio Negro river, and it was here that he, according to legend, miraculously survived a fall ...

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