A role model for health workers and the young
Monday 21 June is the feastday of one of the best known of all the Jesuit saints, St Aloysius Gonzaga. It is also the 430th anniversary of his death. St Aloysius died after months of caring for the sick when a plague, or pandemic, broke out in Rome. He was only 23. In 1729 he was made the patron saint of young people.
In the audio track which you can listen to above, originally recorded in 2014, Fr Barney McGuckian SJ tells Pat Coyle what makes St Aloysius such an extraordinary saint and role model in particular for young people, but also for people in the caring professions.