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St. Aloysius GonzagaJoined the Jesuits at age 17. He tended to plague victims in Rome, caring for their every need. Died at age 23.
St. John Berchmans

He also entered the Jesuits at age 17. He was revered for his holiness and austerity of life. He died at age 22.
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Perpetua was a married noblewoman and mother and Felicity was a pregnant servant. Both were martyred. Felicity died at age 22.
St. Gemma GalganiAn Italian mystic, she was known for her holiness and visions. She “fought the devil,” and died from tuberculosis at age 25.
St. Germaine Cousin

Neglected and abused by her family, she frequented the sacraments and prayed the Rosary regularly. She died at age 22.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha

She converted to the Catholic faith through the example of French missionaries. She was known for her purity and steadfast faith. She died at age 24.
St. Charles Lwanga

A member of the Muganda tribe, he was chief of the royal pages and was killed for refusing to abandon the Catholic faith. Martyred at age 21.
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

She refused many offers of marriage and entered the convent at age 21. She was known for her holiness and deep prayer life. Died at age 26.
Bl. Pier Giorgio FrassatiHe was an avid outdoorsman and known as the “Man of the Beatitudes” for his practice of quiet charity towards others. He died at age 24.