ST ALPHONSUS LIGOURI - FEAST DAY 1ST AUGUST

St. Alphonsus Liguori was born September 27, 1696 at Marianella, Kingdom of Naples [Italy]. He died August 1, 1787, Pagani; canonized 1839; feast day August 1). He is an Italian doctor of the church, one of the chief 18th-century moral theologians, and founder of the Redemptorists, a congregation dedicated primarily to parish and foreign missions. In 1871 he was named a doctor of the church by Pope Pius IX. In 1950 he was named patron saint of moralists and confessors by Pope Pius XII. To find out more about the life and leagcy of St Alphonsus, click the video below to watch:

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