St. Alphonsus Liguori

St. Alphonsus Liguori (27 September 1696 – 1 August 1787), born in Naples, Italy, was a renowned bishop, theologian, and founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists). He dedicated his life to the service of God and the salvation of souls, focusing on moral theology and pastoral ministry. Saint Alphonsus emphasized the importance of God’s mercy and advocated for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He is best known for his work “The Glories of Mary,” which presents a profound devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Liguori’s moral teachings were characterized by compassion and a pastoral approach, addressing the struggles and challenges faced by individuals in their daily lives. Saint Alphonsus Liguori is venerated as a Doctor of the Church and his feast day is celebrated on August 1st. He is remembered for his profound spirituality, his writings on moral theology, and his tireless efforts to bring souls closer to God through preaching and the sacraments.


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