Aug 1, 2016

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Today is the celebration of Saint Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, (27 September 1696 – 1 August 1787), Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, composer, musician, artist, poet, lawyer, scholastic philosopher, theologian and founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists). I share here some black and white snapshots taken more than a year ago in the Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori, in the heart of Rome

The Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori (Chiesa di Sant'Alfonso di Liguori all'Esquilino in Italian) is a rectory church located on the Via Merulana on the Esquiline Hill of central Rome's Vth prefecture, Italy, and a titular church for a Cardinal - priest under the name Santissimo Redentore e Sant'Alfonso in Via Merulana (Holy Redeemer and St. Alfonso). It is dedicated to St. Alphonsus Liguori, the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists), who built and staff the church. The church is one of the rare examples of neo-Gothic architecture in Rome. It is one of the last papal churches of Rome, although the Redemptorists have possession of the church and its related complex.

The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Latin: Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris – C.Ss.R) is a Roman Catholic missionary congregation founded by Saint Alphonsus Liguori at Scala, near Amalfi, Italy, for the purpose of labouring among the neglected country people in the neighbourhood of Naples. Members of the congregation, Catholic priests, and consecrated religious brothers, are known as Redemptorists, who are often associated with the image of Our Mother of Perpetual Help and globally minister in more than 77 countries around the world.

"Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends― St. Alphonsus Liguori

"Nothing else is required than to act toward God, in the midst of your occupations, as you do, even when busy, toward those who love you and whom you love" ― St. Alphonsus Liguori

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