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.
“Mom! Where’s my _______?” Sound familiar? Instead of calling on Mom, try Saint Anthony!
Need help explaining the June Gospels to your kids? Our short summaries and discussion questions will provide just the conversation starter you need.
In popular practice, June traditionally has been devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here are some ways to practice that devotion with your family this month.
Being born into slavery didn’t stop Pierre Toussaint from joyfully serving God . . . nor did he stop serving God when he won his freedom and became one of the most well-liked men in New York society.