Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) was a prince of the Holy Roman Empire
who renounced his titles and wealth to serve God and the Church as a
member of the Society of Jesus. While he lived a short life and is
honored as the patron saint of youth, Saint Aloysius invites all
Christians to reflect on how they are living their unique vocations
to be witnesses to Christ.
the saint's own letters and spiritual reflections, and other
historical documents, this book offers unparalleled insights into his
life and personality. Woven together with his biography are also
portraits of other Jesuits and Reformation saints. The author
explains the history of the Society of Jesus and shows how Aloysius
Gonzaga played an important part in developing the Jesuit's
those interested in Jesuit history, the Reformation, or simply this
appealing saint, this book offers a unique perspective on an
important period of Church history and what it means to pursue God's
will without counting the cost.
Paperback, 290 pp.
Measures 6" by 9".