Saint Dominic Savio was born April 2, 1842 in Italy. At the age of 12, Dominic was sent to attend John Bosco’s Oratory in Turin. He quickly became a popular figure at the school for his devout love of God and his love for others. Within a short period of time, Dominic organized a group of boys who would clean the school and assist boys who were uncared for. All of the members of this group eventually became the first members of John Bosco’s Salesian order–except for Dominic, who died at the age of fifteen from tuberculosis. He is the patron saint of choir boys and juvenile delinquents. His feast day is March 9.
If Saint Dominic were alive today, he might be guiding youths to religious vocations.
Questions for Reflection:
- Is there anything you can do to better assist others?
- How can you be a role model to others in the Catholic way of life?