Guido Schäffer

"All our actions should show the Love of God."

In memory of Guido Schaffer

Who was Guido?

Medical doctor, surfer, seminarian and loving son, very dedicated to God.

While offering medical assistance to the poor, helped by the Missionaries of Charity Sisters and thereafter, reading the book "Brother Francis of Assisi" by Ignacio Larrañaga, he decided to drop everything to follow a strong call to the priesthood.

He died at age 34 on May 1st, 2009. His reputation for sanctity soon spread and on Jan 17th, 2015 the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro solemnly opened his beatification process.

Read the extended biography


Servant of God, Son of the Church, Friend of Men


Holy Card

Guido's Holy Card

Dear God, our Lord,
who through the life of your servant Guido Schäffer,
taught us, by his example and missionary fervor,
to throw ourselves into the sea of faith,
allow us, through his testimony
as a young man, a doctor, a seminarist and a surfer,
to announce Your Word with renewed fervor
and through his intercession
reach the grace we request (ask for grace)
so that we may one day have
the joy of seeing him elevated to the glory of altars.
Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Virgin Mary, Mother of Fair Love, pray for us.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

With Ecclesiastichal approval of the Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro


Find out what is being said about Guido in the media

The Surfing Angel - trailer
Anjo Surfista, homenagem
Father Jorjão (Big Jorge) sings Guido’s Hymn
Programa PHN, TV Canção Nova
Dom Roberto explains the beatification process
Programa PHN, TV Canção Nova
Dom Roberto, PHN, processo
Monsignor Jonas Abib talks about having had the blessing of knowing Guido
Programa PHN, TV Canção Nova
PHN, Pe Jonas, Dunga
Mother's Day special: Get acquainted with the story of Guido Schaffer!
Programa Santa Receita, TV Aparecida

Guido Schäffer Association

We have formed this organization in order to spread the knowledge of the life and work of Guido as a model of Christian living.

We are lay volunteers, priests, religious, Guido’s friends and people who fell in love with the cause.

Associação Cultural Católica Guido Schäffer
IBAN BR88 6074 6948 0021 3000 0002 224C 1
CNPJ 18.418.486/0001-48
Banco Bradesco (237)
Agência 0213-5
Conta Corrente 222-4