Confessor

From his childhood he united to a great degree the candor of innocence with the harshness of penance. His chastity was truly angelic; his prayer, continuous and extremely high; his love for God, fired, like that of a seraphim. After a strong three-year struggle with his father, to follow the call of the Blessed Virgin, who in Madrid ordered him to enter the Society of Jesus, at the age of seventeen he resigned from the marquis and entered the novitiate in Rome. Six years lived in the Company, and at twenty-three died, heroically exercising charity with the people strucked by the plague. The Church has repeatedly declared him heavenly Patron of the youth.

V/. St. Aloysius Gonzaga.
R/. Pray for us.