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ALOYSIUS GONZAGA

 

He was born into a powerful Italian family during a period of great violence and licentiousness. Aloysius turned his back from the spirit of his times with vehemence and practiced extreme austerity and sacrifice. He joined the Jesuit order and died while ministering to plague victims. He received the last rites from the great St. Robert Bellarmine, who later testified to his holiness. 

 

 

 

 

 

(09-29-02)

 

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