Saint Aloysius Gonzaga • Saint stories

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.

The best practices for raising faith-filled kids

How do you raise faith-filled kids? By integrating the practice of the faith into the everyday life of your family, Here’s a roundup of the research from Catholic family faith formation expert John Roberto—including a list of the best practices of faith-filled families. The article was initially written for church professionals; because we think many parents will find in it a useful guide and inspiration for their own practice, you can read it in its entirety it online.