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    Default Great Primer on Aloysius Gonzaga (Moved from GU Talk Forum)

    As a practicing apathetic, I'm no authority on Catholic history, but I found the following article to be both well-written and informative regarding our school's namesake:

    https://buffalonews.com/2020/03/20/a...-rejuvenation/
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    Gonzaga is the patron saint of youth, which always made him a suitable saint for March Madness. He’s also a patron saint of those who suffer from epidemics and plagues, which makes him sadly suitable as a saint for today’s troubles.
    From the article.
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    Thanks for the link! Very interesting.
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    The name Gonzaga has come to be synonymous with basketball over the years as the university in Spokane, Wash., emerged as that rarest of college hoops entities – a mid-major powerhouse. Some of its fans delight in calling their saint “Aloy-swish-us.”
    Excellent piece on St. Al.

    I'll be honest. I've never heard the "Aloy-swish-us" until this article. Has anybody else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bing View Post
    Excellent piece on St. Al.

    I'll be honest. I've never heard the "Aloy-swish-us" until this article. Has anybody else?
    Nope. I was pronouncing it different
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