Dominic, born in 1842, was one of nine children in a hardworking, pious family. At the age of 12, he met Saint John Bosco and went to Bosco's school in Turin. As driven young boy, Dominic proudly aimed for "death rather than sin" and was well-known by the other boys for his cheerfulness, love of prayer, and desire to become a saint. Dominic was only 14 when he died a peaceful death.
Feast Day: March 9
Patronage: Choirboys, Falsely Accused, Juvenile Delinquents