Patron Saint for purity and chastity.
Patron Saint of Catholic Youth.
He is the patron saint of plague victims.
He died at the age of 23.
Pope Benedict XIII named him protector of young students.
Pope Pius XI proclaimed him patron saint of Christian youth.
Don Bosco recommended devotion to Saint Aloysius Gonzaga to young people.
O AMIABLE Saint, whose life was more angelical than human ! I, thy most unworthy servant, come to confide, in a special manner, to thy pure hands, and to thy watchful solicitude, the purity of my soul and body. Angel of purity, I earnestly beseech thee to intercede for me with Jesus Christ, the immaculate Lamb, and with His holy Mother, the Virgin of virgins, that I may be preserved from every grievous sin, and from the least stain of impurity.
When thou seest me tempted, and in danger of sinning against that virtue which was so dear to thee, remove far from my mind and heart every unchaste thought and desire; bring to my mind the thought of eternity, and of Jesus crucified; fill my heart with the fear of God; kindle within it the fire of divine love, and obtain, that, after having imitated thy virtues here below, I may enjoy with thee, in heaven, the happiness to possess God, and to possess Him forever.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Gloria