Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

This collection holds items for Saint Aloysuis Gonzaga.

Aloysius was a 16th century Italian saint, who died at the age of 23 from the plague. Owing to the manner of his death, he has always been considered a patron saint of plague victims. For his compassion & courage in the face of an incurable disease, Aloysius Gonzaga has become the patron both of AIDS sufferers and their carers. In 1729 Pope Benedict declared Aloysius the patron saint of young students. In 1926 he was named patron of all Christian youth by Pope Pius XI.



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