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Saint Of The Day- St. Alphonsus Liguori

Saint Of The Day- St. Alphonsus Liguori


Feast Day: August 1
Death: 1787
Canonized: 1839
Saint Francis Jerome, when he visited the Parents-of Saint Alphonsus, shortly after his birth, made this Prophecy:

This child will be Blessed with Length of Days; he shall not see Death, before his Ninetieth Year; he will be a Bishop, and will do great things for Jesus Christ”

This Prophecy certainly came True. One of the most-accomplished of all the Saints, is Alphonsus Liguori. He was a Lawyer in both Civil and Church Law, before he dedicated his Whole Life to serving God. He was Founder of a Religious Order, Author of more than a Hundred (100) Books, Originator of Modern Moral Theology, renowned Preacher and Confessor, Bishop, Musical Composer and Painter. For all of his Ninety One (91) Years on Earth, he was also a Man of Prayer and Deep Personal Holiness. He gives an example-of True Christian Living, that all of us would do well to follow. 

Bishop, Doctor of the Church, and the founder of the Redemptorist Congregation. He was born Alphonsus Marie Antony John Cosmos Damien Michael Gaspard de Liguori on September 27,1696, at Marianella, near Naples, Italy. Raised in a pious home, Alphonsus went on retreats with his father, Don Joseph, who was a naval officer and a captain of the Royal Galleys.

Alphonsus was the oldest of seven children, raised by a devout mother of Spanish descent. Educated at the University of Naples, Alphonsus received his doctorate at the age of sixteen. By age nineteen he was practicing law, but he saw the transitory nature of the secular world, and after a brief time, retreated from the law courts and his fame.

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