This sixteenth century Italian Jesuit died from nursing plague victims at the age of only 23, having received the last rites from St Robert Bellarmine. It is said that the last word he spoke was the Name of Jesus.

May we be vigilant that our own death may not find us unprepared, and may the precious Name of Jesus be ever on our lips and in our heart. May St Aloysius pray for us, and may God bless you this day.