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Born to the nobility, Alphonsus was a child prodigy; he became extremely well- educatedand received his doctorate in law from the University of Naples at age The English translation in the Oratory Series is also rather inadequate. Although he was naturally inclined to be hasty, Alphonsus tried to control himself. He received his degree in law and became a famous lawyer.
Alphonsus died in at the age of ninety-one. He had frequent headaches, but would hold something cold against his forehead and keep doing his work. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Colletta’s book gives the best general picture of the time, but is marred by anti-clerical bias. To extend and continue his work, he later founded the missionary Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, for the evangelization of the poor. He was afflicted with severe rheumatismand often could barely move or raise his chin from his chest.
He grew deaf and almost blind. Write a customer review. It is impossible to give a full account of his enormous literary production. Worked to reform the clergy and revitalize the faithful in a diocese with a bad reputation.
It is an excellent expression of his pastoral prudence, a compassionate understanding of the redeemed person as he or she actually lives. Between and he p? He taught that with the help of grace, given especially in answer to prayer, anyone could gloures to a love of God that results in conformity to the Divine Will.
He loved musiccould play the harpsichord, and often attended the opera, though he frequently listened without bothering to watch the over-done staging. With regard to prayer he writes: Let us do with all our heart and attention the duty of each day, alphojse to God the result as well as the lds of the future.
Ls he had great devotion to the Blessed Mother as we know from his famous book called the Glories of Mary. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In addition to his duties as leader of the Redemptorists for almost forty-five years and to the care of his diocese, he was actively engaged in missions for thirty-four years, and consecrated his outstanding literary, artistic, and musical skills to the same pastoral purpose.
Dear sick people may it increase in you the certainty that the crucified Lord sustains you in trials. Bhx cardinal Schuster, Liber Sacramentorum.
However, in his soul gloies for God and desirous of perfection, the Lord led Alphonsus glooires understand that he was calling him to a different vocation. Alphonsus wrote sixty books. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: As for Alphonsus, he loved and devoted himself to the most neglected souls in the region of Naples.
An English translation in five volumes is included in the 22 volumes of the American centenary edition of St. Let us thank the Lord who, with his Providence inspired saints and doctors in different times and places, who speak the same language to invite us to grow in faith and to live with love and with joy our being Christians in the ligori everyday actions, to walk on the path of holiness, on the path towards God and towards true joy.
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Since that date the numbers have continued to increase. His views on the primacy of conscience have led to the renewal of moral theology in the post-Vatican II era.
Dear Brothers and Sisters. After having considered leaving to evangelize the pagan peoples, when Alphonsus was 35 years old, he came into contact with the peasants and shepherds of the hinterland of the Kingdom of Naples. However, by this point Alphonsus was nearly blindand was tricked into giving his approval to a ce Rule for the Congregationone that suited the king and the anti -clerical government.
He acquired a vast theological culture which he put to good use when, after a few years, he embarked on his work as a writer. To that he devoted a long life of extraordinary activity. This caused Alphonsus a lex in confidence and faith that took years to overcome.
Noted for his simple, clear, direct style of liguorland his gentle, understanding way in the confessional. Dear newlyweds may you make in your conjugal life, a journey of constant growth in faithful and generous love.
He was often opposed by Church officials for a perceived laxity toward sinners, and by government officials who opposed anything religious. From a disabling illness made pastoral work extremely difficult, but it was not until that the Holy See accepted his resignation from the bishopric. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. There are many editions of the Saint’s Moral Theology ; the best and latest is that of P.
Today I would gloirea to present to you the figure of a holy Doctor of the Church to whom we are deeply indebted because he was an outstanding moral theologian and a teacher of spiritual life for all, especially simple people. At the earnest request of his spiritual director, Bishop Tommaso Falcoia, Alphonsus helped and encouraged Sister Maria Celeste Crostarosa and the other nuns of a convent in Scala a town overlooking the Amalfi coast in inaugurating the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer, an institute of contemplative nuns devoted to the perfect following of Christ the Redeemer.
His life contains a number of minor inaccuracies, however, and is seriously defective in its account of the founding of his Congregation and of the troubles which fell on it in Alphonsus suffered from illnesses. This Order has grown to 48 convents throughout the world. Me voici, faites de moi liguorri qu’il Vous plaira.