“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.
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.
Do you like to eat vegetables? Is it possible for apples to grow on a willow tree? Would a bird ever build a nest on YOUR hand? Amazing things happened to Saint Kevin!