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Very many of these books were written in the half hours snatched from his labors as a missionary, as a religious Superior, and finally as a Bishop, often in the midst of unrelenting bodily and mental sufferings.
Noted for his simple, clear, direct style of preachingand his gentle, understanding way in the confessional. This is incredible considering his many other responsibilities. His father tried to persuade him not to do it.
The new Institute, ligori to the care of the most neglected, pursued its objectives by means of founding its residences in areas with no churches from which the members could spend most of the year conducting missions and catechetical programs throughout wide regions where the liuori folk were spiritually abandoned.
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Alphonsus was canonized in and in he was declared a Doctor of the Church. Yet he counted no time lost which was spent in charity. He declined an arranged marriagestudied theologyd was ordained at age From a disabling illness made pastoral work extremely difficult, but it was not until that the Holy See accepted his resignation from the bishopric.
Bhx cardinal Schuster, Liber Sacramentorum.
He was a very perfect confessor, and liugori a manual which has been used ever since for the instruction of those who administer the sacrament of Penance. Alphonsus was the most decisive influence on the development of Catholic moral theology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His life contains a number of minor inaccuracies, however, and is seriously defective in its account of the founding of his Congregation and of the troubles which fell on it in He did not refuse to maintain a long correspondence with a simple soldier who asked for his advice, or to play the harpsichord in his declining years, while he taught his novices to sing spiritual canticles.
Many of these people, poor and modest, to whom he addressed himself, were very often prone to vice and involved in crime. He also had disappointments and temptations.
To extend and continue his work, he later founded the missionary Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, for the evangelization of the poor. La Chiesa universale lo ricorda solennemente ogni anno in occasione del dies natalis. He was a hard-working student.
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With regard to prayer he writes: At the earnest request of his spiritual director, Bishop Tommaso Falcoia, Alphonsus helped and encouraged Sister Maria Celeste Crostarosa and the other nuns of a convent in Scala a town overlooking the Amalfi coast in inaugurating the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer, an institute of contemplative nuns devoted to the perfect following of Christ msrie Redeemer.
Although he was naturally inclined to be hasty, Alphonsus tried to control himself. In addition to his duties as leader of the Redemptorists for almost forty-five years and to the care of gloirse diocese, he was actively engaged in missions for thirty-four years, and consecrated his outstanding literary, artistic, and musical skills to the le pastoral purpose. He practiced with outstanding success in the Neapolitan courts for ten years but he abandoned his legal career owing to a grievous disappointment over an important case that he lost, probably due to a bribed judge.
My son has made God known to me! The Saint’s own letters are of allhonse value in supplementing Tannoia. To conclude, I would like to recall that our Saint, like St Francis de Sales — of whom I spoke a few weeks ago — insists that holiness is accessible to every Christian: Learn more about Amazon Prime.
St Alphonsus Maria Liguori is an example of a zealous Pastor who conquered souls by preaching the Gospel and administering the sacraments combined with behaviour impressed with gentle and maie goodness that was born from his intense relationship with God, who is infinite Goodness. He also ve hymns, played the organ glores painted pictures.
There are many editions of the Saint’s Moral Theology ; the best and latest is that of P. His views on the primacy of conscience have led to the renewal of moral theology in the post-Vatican II era.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. It is an excellent expression of his pastoral prudence, a compassionate understanding of the redeemed person as he or she actually lives. An English translation in five volumes is included in the 22 volumes of the American centenary edition of St.
In fe fields, too, he has left his mark: The preceding biography is provided courtesy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Seattle, Washington, which is administered by the Redemptorists.
Fino a ventisette anni prevalsero gli studi privati nel campo della musica, delle scienze, delle lingue e del diritto, seguiti da una iniziale brillante carriera forense. This title suited him for many reason.
The founder of the Redemptorists, St. Saint Alphonsus wrote his first book at the age of forty-nine, and in his eighty-third year had published about sixty volumes; at that time his director forbade him to continue writing. After his ordination he continued this work and also began to form small communities of laity in the poorest districts of Naples who regularly gathered for mutual spiritual support.
After having considered leaving to evangelize the pagan peoples, when Alphonsus was 35 years old, he came into contact with the peasants and shepherds of the hinterland of the Kingdom of Naples.
Alphonsus told the priests to preach simple sermons. Tannoia, also, through some mental idiosyncrasy, manages to give the misleading impression that St. The closing years of his life were clouded by great sorrow in addition to his illness. Wednesday, 30 March His style is simple and pleasing.