Monday, June 21, 2010

St Aloysius Gonzaga

21 June is the memorial of St Aloysius Gonzaga. The breviary note about him says:

Born in the year 1568 near Mantua in Lombardy, of the noble family of Castiglione. He was brought up piously by his mother and had a vocation to the religious life. He resigned his birthright to his brother and at Rome entered the Society of Jesus. While working among the sick in a hospital he was stricken by the plague and died in the year 1591.