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Quotes by "St. Alphonsus Liguori"

St. Alphonsus was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, composer, musician, artist, poet, lawyer, scholastic philosopher, and theologian.

He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists). In 1762 he was appointed Bishop of Sant'Agata dei Goti. A prolific writer, he published nine editions of his Moral Theology in his lifetime, in addition to other devotional and ascetic works and letters. Among his best known works are The Glories of Mary and The Way of the Cross, the latter still used in parishes during Lenten devotions.

He was canonized in 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1871. One of the most widely read Catholic authors, he is the patron saint of confessors.

Feast Day: August 1

St. Alphonsus Liguori

A Christmas Carol by St. Alphonsus Liguori

O King of Heaven! from starry throne descending, Thou takest refuge in that wretched cave; O God of bliss! I…

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Why Prayer Is Essential To Our Salvation

One of the errors of Pelagianism was the assertion that prayer is not necessary for salvation. Pelagius, the impious author…