Bovisio, born in the city of Bergamo, North of Italy, on September 29,
1904, since his early childhood manifested extraordinary faculties and
prophecy, reaching extraordinary levels by virtue of time, discipline
and advice of physical and astral instructors. Those who knew him have
reported about his voluntary access to any supraphysical dimension,
powers that just some few men possessed.
From a family of religious Catholics, educated at a Passionist college,
he tried to enter the Order; but his health impeded it; thence his affection
for the Founder, Saint Paul of the Cross and his mystique of ash.
In his youth entered the Order of Knights of the Fire, an European branch
(C.H.E.F.), in Venice, a very reserved esoteric institute where just
European nobility could accede and whose members possessed relevant
psychological powers; in the Palace of the Count, he was
under the Master Giovanni Veniviene, in those days the best herbalist
in Europe, from whom Santiago Bovisio learnt the art of natural healing.
On January 10, 1926, now with the grade of Ordered Knight, at the age
of 21, they entrusted him the mission of founding a spiritual institute
in Argentine. Shortly afterwards he founded the Savonarolian Union,
in Buenos Aires, since his Astral Guide was the great Dominican reformer
and martyr of Ferrara (Girolamo Savonarola; 1452-1498), who in the Teachings
appears as The Monitor. Seemingly he founded later, in Rosario, the
American Spiritualistic University, with the adherence of groups of
different kinds. Many Teachings here transcribed are from that time.
On 3 March, 1937, along with three companions, founds CAFH, initials
of Sacred Order of American Knights of Fire (IHES), like the European
Order, but independent. The definitive consolidation of this work is
reached in Buenos Aires ten years later, with the approval of the unique
non-modifiable Regulation, and the election of Santiago Bovisio as Knight
Great Master of CAFH.
Santiago Bovisio formed family in Argentine, married in his youth and
one daughter and two sons. He travelled through the Argentine,
and founded groups in the most important provinces, even in other American
countries. The education of children was his great concern and erected
colleges in Córdoba, Mendoza, La Plata and Santiago de Chile.
He was preparing a terrestrial journey to Sierras Madre de Dios, Noreast
of Machu Pichu to discover a land untrodden by human feet, which the
Divine Mother had promised to CAFH to build a secret Mystical Community,
OM HES, of Ordered Priests, and to rule from there the American work
of the new era, when surprisingly died in a road accident in the outskirts
of Río Cuarto, in the morning of July 3, 1962, at the age of
57. It snowed copiously.