Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591)
for June 21
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The central act of our Christian faith consists of Jesus, our God and Savior, sacrificing his very life to save us. Throughout the New Testament, we are told to emulate Jesus, which of course includes his greatest act of sacrifice and selflessness. Saint Aloysius Gonzaga truly strove to imitate Jesus, to the point that he, like Jesus, was willing to sacrifice his life. Would you be willing to live in this way?
Dear Jesus, help me to imitate your life, even when it is incredibly difficult.