Feast of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, by Father Médaille

Saint Aloysius GonzagaHe was in the world, without his heart being attached to the world, and his only thought was to serve God in the most perfect way. Let us in our state of life do what this Saint did in his.

He became a Saint by giving up the world with a generous contempt for it; he had made a sacrifice to God of all he had, and of all he could expect to have. We, in our degree, have made a similar sacrifice; let us renew it joyfully.

He became a Saint by ever rejecting the spirit of the world; not to do this is a failing many are guilty of: let us not be of the the number.