Saints of the Week

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around the country

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

It is better to be the child of God than king of the whole world.

    Facts about St. Aloysius Gonzaga

  • Aloysius was an Italian aristocrat who fell ill to kidney disease at a young age.
  • While he was ill, he began to pray fervently and would eventually enter the Society of Jesus.
  • While caring for the sick, he contracted their disease and died in 1591 at the age of 23.