One thing I have asked of the LORD, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to inquire in His temple. ~ Psalm 27: 4
"I need nothing in this world in order to be happy.
I only need to see Jesus in heaven,
Whom I now see and adore on the altar
with the eyes of faith."
St Dominic Savio
Joined St John Bosco as student
at the Oratory in Turin at age 12
Patron of Teens
FEAST DAY - March 9
As a youth, Dominic spent hours rapt in prayer. His raptures he called "my distractions." Even in play, he said that at times, "It seems heaven is opening just above me. I am afraid I may say or do something that will make the other boys laugh." Dominic would 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."
On his deathbed, Dominic prayed, “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony!” A change came over him and he sat up to say his final words: “What beautiful things I see!”
St Dominic Savio, ora pro nobis!