Today, August 1st, we celebrate the Feast Day of...
Who: St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Moral Theologian, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.
What: He was a Bishop, spiritual writer, composer, musician, artist, poet, lawyer, scholastic philosopher and theologian. He is the Patron Saint of vocations and theologians.
When: (1696–1787) He was canonized in 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI, and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1871.
Why: St. Alphonsus Liguori is remembered for many things...
☕️He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists).
☕️Served as Bishop of Sant’Agata del Goti.
☕️He was a prolific writer, writing 111 works on spirituality and theology. He is one of the most widely read Catholic authors of all time.
☕️Moral Theology is his masterpiece. The Glories of Mary, and The Way of the Cross are a few of his other great works.
"Realize that you may gain more in a quarter of an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament than in all other practices of the day."
"We should only make use of life to grow in the love of God."
"I love Jesus Christ and that is why I am on fire with the desire to give Him souls, first of all my own, and then an incalculable number of others."
"He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts God can do all things."