Saints related to Patron-of-schoolchildren

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  • St. Aloysius of Gonzaga
    Born in Italy in 1568, St. Aloysius renounced aristocratic life to become a simple Jesuit priest. He lived a life of perfect poverty, chastity and obedience and reached a high degree of sanctity, although he died at the young at of 23, while caring for the sick.
  • St. Isidore of Seville
    St. Isidore of Seville was born in Cartagena, Spain in 560. He succeeded his brother, Leander, as Bishop of Seville where he converted the Visigoths, organized synods to manage the Spanish Church, and established seminaries in every Spanish diocese.
  • St. John Bosco
    St. John Bosco was born Becchi, Italy in 1815. After having been ordained a priest, he began to work with the street urchins in Turin. Having lived in poverty himself, he treated them with the greatest kindness and compassion. He opened schools and provided shelters for the homeless boys.
  • St. Ursula
    St. Ursula, a Christian princess, had embarked on a pilgrimage to Rome with her companions to avoid an arranged marriage to a pagan king, desiring instead to remain a virgin. They were all martyred by Huns in Cologne while returning from the pilgrimage.