Statue of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, 170 cm of fiberglass, handmade in Italy.
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Fiberglass statue, internally empty and very light. It is suitable to be carried during the processions. The manufacturing is entirely manual. When the two parts are linked, there is the finishing of the statue and it is perfectly smoothed, then the statue goes through the coloring section. The skilled decorators hand paint using particolar varnishes, conforming to the traditional iconography. The fiberglass is a plastic material, very resistant and humidity absorber which is used in many sectors: industry, furnitures, building of boats, airplanes, vehicles, garden swimmingpool etc.
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga was a jesuit. He was born on the 9th of March 1568 in Castiglione delle Stiviere and he died on the 21st of June 1593 in Rome.
He was the son of Ferante Gonzaga the I, marquis of Castiglione, and of Mara Tana.
When he was 18 years old he entered the Company of Jesus.
He attended the infirms and, 6 years after, he died because he was infected.
He was beatified in 1605 and he was canonized in 1726.
Pope Benedict XIII named him special protector of the young students and Pope Pio XI proclaimed him patron of the catholic youth.
He is illustrated with the black jesuit clothing, with the white tunic and the crucifix in hands.
Statue of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, 170...