How much is your Catholic faith worth to you? If you were offered a million dollars in return for giving up your Catholic faith, would you?
How brave are you? Would you be willing to go into battle without a weapon?
“Mom! Where’s my _______?” Sound familiar? Instead of calling on Mom, try Saint Anthony!
Have one of your brothers or sisters or even a friend gotten really sick? Were you told to stay away from them so you wouldn’t get sick? St. Aloysius Gonzaga took that risk! He grew up in a very wealthy family. His father wanted him to be a soldier “just like him!” In fact, at the age of 4 years old, he began his training as a soldier and a courtier (a person who works as an advisor or companion to the king or queen). Granted, Aloysius lived 450 years ago. But still that was a young age to begin training.
Have you ever wished you could talk to animals? What would you say to them if you could?