Talk:Aloysius Gonzaga

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Infobox[edit]

The infobox was placed beside the veneration section. I have moved it to the top of the article, since most other articles about saints had the infoboxes at the top. If you feel it was better where it used to be, you are welcome to move it back.

Savio mit electronics 07:01, 18 September 2006 (UTC) I made a mistake. I just saw the Wikiproject Saints page and understood that the infobox had to be placed in the veneration section. So I'm moving it back to where it was. Sorry for the mistake. Savio mit electronics 14:09, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Page Move[edit]

Any explanation for why this article was moved from Aloysius Gonzaga to St. Aloysius of Gonzaga?? "St." has been cleared from almost all saint related articles, with preference for using "Saint;" and most articles do not use the honorific "Saint" in the title, following naming conventions for saints. -- Pastordavid 04:50, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Just restored to original location. -- Pastordavid 16:06, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

A comment[edit]

Reading this while making some small corrections two things struck me—apart from the dreary but inevitable long list of schools. Firstly the tone turns rather childish in places. Secondly we give no account of why he came to be seen a saint. —Ian Spackman 01:02, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

I'll be removing the dreary, long list of schools now. carl bunderson (talk) (contributions) 19:39, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Timeline of his death[edit]

It's all very muddy in the Religious Life section. I could accept an account of someone's life going forward and back in time, where there are different aspects being kept separate. But it's a bit strange to describe his death, then hop back in time, then describe illness leading up to his death. Here, I just don't know what is supposed to have happened. "Aloysius was dying. His eyes were fixed on the crucifix he held in his hands, and as he tried to pronounce the name of Jesus he died. Like Joan of Arc and the Ugandan martyrs, Aloysius Gonzaga died with the name of Jesus on his lips."

So he's dead now right? But then... "He was allowed to work in a ward where there were no plague victims, as they were afraid to lose him. As it turned out, a man on his ward was already infected, and on March 3, 1591 (six days before his 23rd birthday), Aloysius showed the first symptoms of being infected. It seemed certain that he would die in a short time, and he was given Extreme Unction. To everyone's surprise, however, he recovered" So now, not only is he alive, but recovered from illness! I presume this just needs to be reshuffled. Vanhedrarn (talk) 21:44, 17 November 2016 (UTC)