By Sarah Levesque (Rated G)
Dominic Savio was born to Carlo (or Charles) and Brigitta Savio on April 2, 1842, one of ten children. At age seven, Dominic wrote down four resolutions, the fourth of which was “Death before sin.” In 1854, Dominic joined the famous school of Saint John Bosco. Always cheerful, Dominic was a model student both in behavior and academics. He wanted to be a priest and was diligent in helping with the other boys. He was known to say, ““I can’t do big things. But I want all I do, even the smallest thing, to be for the greater glory of God.” The boy was so holy that Saint John Bosco began writing down what the boy did. Sadly, Dominic’s health failed, possibly due to tuberculosis, and he died on March 9, 1857. The cause for his canonization was begun almost immediately, and on June 12, 1954, Pope Pius XII declared Dominic Savio a saint.
May we, like Dominic Savio, resolve to embrace death before sin.