"To cast fire upon the earth-
that is my mission!
And how I wish it were already blazing fiercely!
Nothing in the world can set hearts ablaze with love
for God like the Blessed Sacrament.
That is why this Divine Bread
has been pictured as a furnace of love."
St Alphonsus Ligouri
Italy ~ 1696 - 1787
Lawyer before ordination as priest (age 30)
Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Founder of Redemptorist order
Prolific writer and gifted in the fine arts
FEAST DAY - August 1
"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." ~ St Alphonsus Ligouri
Someone once remarked, after a sermon by Alphonsus,
"It is a pleasure to listen to your sermons;
you forget yourself and preach Jesus Christ."
St Alphonsus Ligouri, ora pro nobis!
DOCTORS of the CHURCH
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