Prayer To St Aloysius Gonzaga

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga is a patron saint of youth and purity. He was a saint who lived in the 16th century. He was known for his complete devotion to Jesus.

St Aloysius Gonzaga is the patron saint of youth, schoolchildren, and families. He lived a very holy life while still a child. The patron of youth and family has a long list of miracles to his credit when prayed to by Catholics.

“Aloysius Gonzaga, patron saint of youth, by your example teach us to live the godly life.”

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, sweet saint of youth and purity, I come before you with a great need in my heart. As a mother worries for the welfare of her children and a father for the safety of his, so it is that I grieve for my spiritual well-being.

Prayer To St Aloysius Gonzaga

O holy Mary, my Mistress into thy blessed trust and special keeping, into the bosom of thy tender mercy, this day, every day of my life and at the hour of my death, I commend my soul and body; to thee I entrust all my hopes and consolations, all my trials and miseries, my life and the end of my life, that through thy most holy intercession and thy merits, all my actions may be ordered and disposed according to thy will and that of thy divine Son.

Prayer To St Aloysius Gonzaga

O Saint Aloysius, adorned with angelical manners, although I am thy unworthy servant, I recommend to thee in an especial manner the chastity of my soul and body; I conjure thee, by thy angelical purity, to commend me to Jesus Christ, the spotless Lamb, and to His most holy Mother, the Virgin of virgins. Preserve me from every grievous sin; never suffer me to sully my soul with any impurity; whenever thou seest me in temptation or danger of sin, ward off from me every impure thought and affection, and awakening in me the remembrance of eternity and of Jesus crucified, imprint deeply in my heart the sentiment of the fear of God. Inflame me with divine love, in order that by imitating thee on earth, I may merit to enjoy God with thee in heaven. Amen.

Aloysius, You have drawn me to you, gentle teacher, loving guide. I am filled with gratitude to you…I love you. Just to see you, to sit with your image, is to see all the innocence, the trust, and the fire of prayer of the children of the kingdom.

Aloysius, Let me serve, let me love as you loved people on earth. Teach me to leave the dark destructive forces within and without for the Light in the presence of Our Savior, Jesus.

Aloysius, Teach me to pray unceasingly, pray with me, stay near me, kneel with me…take my hand. And finally when my life here is over, come to lead me Home. Amen

On the Medal:
Sign of the Cross and “Act of Contrition”

On the Single Bead (white/clear – for his innocence):
The Our Father

On the 23 Beads (blue – for his devotion to Mary):
The Hail Mary followed by “Saint Aloysius, pray for us.”

Closing Prayer:
Father of Love, giver of all good things, in St. Aloysius you combined remarkable innocence with a spirit of penance.
By the help of his prayers may we who have not followed his innocence follow his example of penance.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Marian Prayer of St. Aloysius Gonzaga

O Holy Mary, my mother,
into your blessed trust and custody,
and into the care of your mercy
I this day, every day,
and in the hour of my death,
commend my soul and my body.
To you I commit all my anxieties and miseries,
my life and the end of my life,
that by your most holy intercession
and by your merits
all my actions may be directed
and disposed
according to your will
and that of your Son.


Four Devotions

Aloysius had four special devotions:

The first of these was his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.  He divided the week into two parts, the first of which he devoted in thanksgiving for his last Holy Communion, and the second in preparation for the next Holy Communion.

The second devotion was to the Passion of Our Lord. The life of suffering and mortification Aloysius led naturally urged him to seek in the mysteries of the Passion a model of strength and comfort.

The third devotion was his ardent love of Our Lady — he never tired of thinking of her. She had been the queen of his heart and the guiding star of his life.

Lastly his devotion to the Angels was very special, in fact the only major writings he ever wrote were on the Holy Guardian Angels and the nine choirs of Angels.

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