St. Dominic Savio

St. Dominic Savio Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 5/6
Tridentine Calendar - 3/10


Patron Of: Boys, Child Choirs, Choir Members, Falsely Accused, Juvenile Delinquents

Profile
    One of ten children of a blacksmith and seamstress. Protege of Saint John Bosco. Altar boy at age 5. At 12 he entered the Oratory School preparatory to becoming a priest. Well-liked and pius, his health forced him to give up his dream of the priesthood. He died at age 15. His dying words: "What beautiful things I see!"

    His birthplace is now a retreat house for teenagers; the home where he grew up in Morialdo is now a retreat house for children. The final house in which he lived is the home in Mondonio where the Savio family moved when he was 10, and where he eventually died. Here you can see his father's metal shop, and his mother's tailoring shop. His tomb is in the basilica of Mary, Help of Christians in Turin, not far from the tomb of his mentor, teacher and biographer, Saint John Bosco.

Born
    2 April 1842 at Riva di Chieri, Italy

Died
    9 March 1857 at Mondonio, Italy

Beatified
    1950 by Venerable Pope Pius XII

Canonized
    12 June 1954 by Venerable Pope Pius XII


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All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


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