Saint Dominic Savio – Patron Saint of Boys

Feast Day is March 9

When his cause first came up for canonization, people complained that this saint was too young to be a saint. Thankfully, Pope Pius X wisely announced that no one is too young to be a saint. St. Dominic Savio was only fifteen-years-old when he died, but those short fifteen years were enough to inspire all those who knew him. Born in 1842 in Riva, Italy, Dominic became a student of St. John Bosco when he was 12-years-old. As a child, he founded a group called the Company of the Immaculate Conception, devoted to prayer and to helping the mission of St. John: All of the members of this group, save Dominic, would later become priests. He was a peacemaker among his friends, intervening in various fights and misbehaviors and re-directing them along the path to holiness. His health kept him from big endeavors, and because of this, he often said, “I can’t do big things. But I want all I do, even the smallest thing, to be for the greater glory of God.” He died on March 9, 1857, with the words, “What beautiful things I see!” He is the patron saint of boys, children’s choirs and falsely-accused people

Pray for my boys Saint Dominic Savio, that they remain close to Christ, honest, faithful, faith-filled, prudent, loving, good, good boys.  Please pray for my boys.

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