The Face That Launched St. Dominic Savio

 By C. M. Paul

APR. 27. ROME(SAR NEWS)– St. Dominic Savio`s portrait, which charmed millions of young people all over the world, was not of the saint but of a 13-year-old Italian lad who is now a retired professor at the Salesian University (UPS), Rome. Ubaldo Gianetto selected to model Dominic was then a student at St. John the Evangelist Salesian Institute Turin when a new portrait was commissioned to mark Dominic Savio`s beatification and impending birth centenary (1842 to 1942). St. Dominic Savio`s feast is celebrated on May 6.

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