St. Aloysius Gonsaga (1568 - 91)
The college is named after St. Aloysius Gonsaga who died at the age of 23. He is one of the models of youth by attaining perfection while so young. He became perfect by obeying rules and regulations to the satisfaction of all â€' God, others and himself.
Aloysius was the eldest son and heir of the Marquis of Castiglione Prince of the German Empire. At the age of 17 he, decided to serve the Lord with full heart and mind by becoming religious in the Jesuit Order. He could have worn rich glamorous suits but he preferred simple dress of a Jesuit He could have satiated himself with the choicest foods in a palace but he preferred to side with the poor in a religious house. He could spend time enjoying feasts, dances and music but he found prayer, silence, study and works of charity mom satisfying. When others of his age rebelled against authority and establishments, he obeyed rules and respected authority. Here is his magnanimity and sanctity which made him perfect while so young.
In the contemporary age of social and political corruption, consumerism, pleasureâ€'seeking, television and internet amusements, Aloysius demonstrates that true "freedom" is not in being controlled by pressure groups but in making ones own responsible decisions, not in following the crowd or majority but in following Jesus, not in being possessed by many things but in disposing of the many. This was the challenge he faced as a youth.
Aloysius died a martyr of charity on 20th June 1591 in Rome, as he was infected while carrying in his arm a sick man he found lying helpless on the street. His achievements during his short span of life were so great that he has rightly been declared as the ."Patron of Youth' during his canonization.