Taken from the homelies, letters and documents of Saint Charles Borromeo, these aphorisms share a truly extraordinary linguistic incisiveness. They portray an even greater intellectual than what the four centuries following his canonization would allow us to picture. The artworks chosen for this brief collection of aphorisms are creations by twentieth century artists such as: Ferdinando Ambrosino, Michail Anikushin, Salvatore D’Addario, Alfonso Frasnedi, Donatella Lanzeni, Alekseij Lazykin, Roberto Panichi, Valentin Tereshenko, Saverio Ungheri, Antonio Vacca. Each of these artists pays a special artistic tribute to Saint Charles Borromeo. Edited by Fabiola Giancotti. English translation by Benjamin Ginsborg.