Happy Feast Day
Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
1696 – 1787
Feast Day: August 1 (New), August 2 (Trad)
Patronage: arthritis, confessors, moralists, theologians
Born to the nobility, Alphonsus was a child prodigy and received his doctorate in law from the University of Naples at age 16. After losing an important court case, he decided to become a priest. He was ordained at 29 and appointed bishop at 66. Founder of the Redemptorists, Alphonsus is the most published author in history, with over 21,000 editions of his works having been printed.
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