St Alfonso Maria Fusco Healing Oil
St Alfonso Maria Fusco a Roman Catholic priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist. Known as Baptistine Sisters. Their mission to evangelize, educate and promote youth, especially those who most poor, abandoned and at risk.
Alfonso Maria Fusco (23 March 1839 – 6 February 1910) a Roman Catholic priest. The founder of the Sisters of Saint John the Baptist – also known as the Baptistine Sisters. Their mission to evangelize and educate as well as to promote the faith amongst adolescents with a particular emphasis on those who poor or abandoned.
He received beatification from Pope John Paul II in 2001 and Pope Francis approved his canonization on 26 April 2016. A date determined on 20 June 2016 for sainthood and celebrated on 16 October 2016.
Alfonso Maria Fusco born as the first of five children to Aniello Fusco (a farmer) and Giuseppina Schianova at Angri in Salerno on 23 March 1839. His parents married on 31 January 1834. Alfonso’s birth attributed to the intercession of Alphonsus de Ligouri whose tomb the couple had visited. A Redemptorist priest named Saverio Pecorelli assured them that the couple would have a son who be named Alfonso and said: “You will have a son; you will name him Alfonso; he will become a priest and will live the life of Blessed Alfonso”. Two months after the infant’s birth that Alphonsus de Ligouri canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
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