1. I will go often to Confession and to Holy Communion as often as my confessor will allow me.
2. I will be exact in keeping holy the Sundays and Holidays of Obligation.
4. I wish to die rather than sin.
At the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales
In October 1854, at the age of twelve years
By the age of fourteen
In his first four days at home, his appetite decreased and his cough worsened; this prompted his parents to send him to the doctor, who, at once, ordered bed rest. Inflammation was diagnosed, and as was the custom at that time, the doctor decided to perform bloodletting. The doctor cut
Four days later, in spite of the conviction of the doctor and his parents that he would get better,
On March 9, he was given the papal blessing and he said the Confiteor.
The vision of
At his last farewell,
Though some were of an opinion, that
Feast Day May 6
Patron Saint of: Boys, Choirs, Falsely accused people, Juvenile delinquents, and Expectant mothers.