Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ
ITALY, 1968, 4th centenary of Gonzaga's birth, Scott 981
the relief by Pierre Legros is in Rome's Hospital of the Holy Spirit
Aloysius was born in Lombardy, Italy and was the heir of his father, the Marquis of Castiglione. Raised in a variety of noble and royal courts, he was drawn to religious life, and against his family's wishes renounced his title and entered the Society in 1585. He nursed the plague-stricken people of Rome and, worn out by the work, died after being in the Society only six years. He is the patron saint of youth and, because of his work with the sick, patron also of those with AIDS and their caregivers. Aloysius' brother, Francesco Gonzaga, in 1608 began the construction of a Baroque sanctuary in honor of Aloysius in their native town, Castiglione delle Stiviere. The church was designed by the Jesuit Luca Bienni, and was completed in the following century at the time of Gonzaga's canonization. It is run by the secular clergy and has been a minor basilica since 1964.
VATICAN CITY, 1991, the 4th centenary of his death on June 21, aerogramme #29
The stamp shows the Basilica Sanctuary of Aloysius mentioned above.
ITALY, The basilica also appears on a special cancel for the papal visit in 1991
a 2013 commemoration of the feat of St. Aloysius
and for a show, The Sacred in Art in 2009
ITALY, 1988-1992, cancels showing life of Gonzaga from his hometown
1991, from his home town, for the 4th centenary of Gonzaga's death
2010, the fourth anniversary of the arrival of his remains
ITALY, 1997, 2005-2007, show cancels from the Circolo Filatelico & Numismatico of Castiglione delle Stiviere. The 2006 stamp show in honor of St. Aloysius recalled a visit by John Paul II by using his arms on their show cancel.
AUSTRIA, 1991, show cancel (one of seven) for the 450th anniversary of the Jesuits and the 500th of Ignatius' birth
VATICAN CITY, 1991 FDI aerogramme cancel
SPAIN, 1991, a CLC show cancel also honoring Gonzaga
ITALY, 2004 cancel honoring the anniversary of his patronage of Rosolini (Prov. Siracusa)
ITALY, 2014 special show cancel
ITALY, 2014 special cancel for the Men's Congregation of Maria de Balzo and St. Aloysius Gonzaga
ITALY, 2015 show on the travels of the saint
ITALY, 2016, special cancel for the Holy Year of Mercy
BRAZIL, 1995 and 2009, postmarks for city of São Luiz Gonzaga, a municipality of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
In 1995 it was under the postal agency of the nearby town of Santa Maria (SMA);
by 2009 it had its own postal agency (AC= Agência Central).
Originally called São Luís das Missões, it was founded in 1687 by Fr. Miguel Fernandes, SJ.
PHILIPPINES, 1973, the 60th anniversary of St. Louis University, Baguio City, Scott 1183-1185
one stamp surcharged in 1976 to mark Philatelic Week, Scott 1305
In 1911, Fr. Séraphin Devesse, CICM (Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) founded a one-room elementary school in Baguio for ten local boys. Such was the origin of Saint Louis School University. In 1915 intermediate grades and a trade school were added, in 1921 the high school, in 1952 college-level courses in the liberal arts and commerce, in 1955, graduate-level programs, and on 13 May 1963 Saint Louis College was granted university status by the Philippine Government. It now has thirty buildings and more than twenty-two thousand students. It is named for the Jesuit saint Aloysius Gonzaga, patron of youth, as are three other CICM schools in the Philippines.
PHILIPPINES, 2014, the 50th anniversary of Saint Louis College, San Fernando, named in honor of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Scott 3512.
PHILIPPINES, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City, named in honor of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga,.
UNITED STATES, 1989, a special cancel for the centennial celebration of parish named in honor of St. Aloysius Gonzaga
INDIA, 2010, a special cover and cancel for the centenary of St. Aloysius High School in Mumbai, though not a Jesuit school, is named for St. Aloysius
GERMANY, 1987, meter stamp for St. Aloysius Ministrantengewänger in Borken, Germany, named for St. Aloysius