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Saint Aloysius Gonzaga


Aloysius Gonzaga was raised by a worldly father amidst the vices of European nobility. After receiving his First Communion from Saint Charles Borromeo, Aloysius began to pray, do penance, and teach the catechism. Renouncing his inheritance, he entered the Jesuits, though sickness left him chronically weak. When plague struck Rome, Aloysius tended to the victims but fell ill himself and died at the age of 23 in 1591.

Feast Day: June 21