St. Aloysius Gonzaga
At the age of nine, St. Aloysius made a vow of chastity before the altar of the Blessed Virgin. He entered the Society of Jesus where he lived as a living model of the rule. When a contagious disease broke out in Rome, St. Aloysius offered to take care of the sick. He fell a victim to his charity.
Thou hast made him a little less than the Angels: Thou hast crowned him with glory. — Introit
The Imitation of Christ
If there be joy in the world, truly the man of pure heart possesseth it.
The model and patron of youth, Aloysius strove all his life to keep the whiteness of his soul unstained.
The very great care Aloysius took to guard the innocence of his soul seems to indicate that one is always in great danger of contamination. If you do not pray directly to St. Aloysius, follow his wise example of calling fervently upon our Lady for protection.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.