St. Aloysius Gonzaga is a valuable role model, inspiration

Luigi Gonzaga, the future St. Aloysius Gonzaga, was born in 1568 to an influential family in Lombardy, Italy.

His father expected his first-born son to pursue a career in the military and politics, but from a young age Luigi showed little interest in his father’s plans. Two years spent with the notorious d’Medici family in Florence, and three years serving as a page to the future Spanish king, only reinforced young Gonzaga’s conviction that he wanted nothing to do with politics or the military.

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