Friday, August 1, 2014

Setting hearts ablaze...

"All holiness and perfection of soul lies in our love 
for Jesus Christ our God, who is our Redeemer 
and our supreme good." - St Alphonsus Ligouri 

 "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."

The Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist is like a Consuming Fire (2003) Elizabeth Wang

 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."

(7 mins, including blessing from Redemptorist Provincial at end of video)

St Alphonsus Ligouri, pray for us!

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