Author: Cardinal Schuster

Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster (January 18, 1880–August 30, 1954) was a Benedictine monk who served as Cardinal and Archbishop of Milan during World War II. Prior to assuming his more active role in the hierarchy, he was admired for his vast erudition, demonstrated above all in The Sacramentary, a five-volume exposition of the origins and development of the Roman liturgy. Schuster was beatified on May 12, 1996 by Pope John Paul II. (Arouca Press Bio)