Oil Dedicated to St Alphonsus Liguori 4 (Patron for Moralists)
St Alphonsus Liguori 4 (Patron for Moralists) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Alphonsus Liguori, known as the “Patron for Moralists,” was a prominent Italian Catholic bishop, theologian, and founder of the Redemptorists. Born on September 27, 1696, in Marianella, near Naples, he lived during a time of great social and political turmoil in Italy.
Alphonsus was a prodigious scholar from an early age, studying law in Naples and earning his doctorate by the age of 16. He practiced law for a short time but soon realized his true calling was to serve God. He entered the priesthood and was ordained in 1726.
St. Alphonsus appointed bishop of Sant’Agata dei Goti in 1762 but faced great opposition and persecution from local civil authorities. Despite the challenges, he remained dedicated to his pastoral duties, focusing on the spiritual and material well-being of his flock.
Throughout his life, St. Alphonsus demonstrated a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Promoting the practice of Marian consecration and encouraging others to develop a personal relationship with her.
St. Alphonsus Liguori died on August 1, 1787, in Pagani, Italy. His contributions to moral theology and his tireless efforts to proclaim the Gospel. Earned him the title of Doctor of the Church in 1871. Today, he venerated as the patron saint of moralists, confessors, theologians, and those seeking spiritual direction.
St. Alphonsus Liguori’s legacy lives on through the Redemptorists. Who continue to follow his teachings and spread the message of God’s love and mercy. His writings continue to inspire and guide individuals in their quest for moral integrity and spiritual growth.