Several Short Discourses
by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
Love and Charity of God
Compiled from Various Sources
Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, is the Founder-of the Redemptorist Order, Bishop, and Doctor of the Church.
Saint Francis Jerome, when he visited the Parents-of Saint Alphonsus, shortly after his birth, made this Prophecy: "This child
will be Blessed with Length of Days; he shall not see Death, before his Ninetieth Year; he will be a Bishop, and will do great things for Jesus
Christ". This Prophecy certainly came True. One of the most-accomplished of all the Saints, is Alphonsus Liguori. He was a Lawyer in both Civil
and Church Law, before he dedicated his Whole Life to serving God. He was Founder of a Religious Order, Author of more
than a Hundred (100) Books, Originator of Modern Moral Theology, renowned Preacher and Confessor, Bishop, Musical
Composer and Painter. For all of his Ninety One (91) Years on Earth, he was also a Man of
Prayer and Deep Personal Holiness. He gives an example-of True Christian
Living, that all of us would do well to follow.
Alphonsus' views on Morality and the Mother of
God, are Unmatched in History. His Gifts to the Church are Singular and Unique. His Writings on
Mary are Masterpieces. His insight-into God's Law is Clear and Precise, for all to
Understand. No other Doctor-of-the-Church wrote more Books, or was more Particular-in his
Devotion to Our Lord and His
Blessed Mother. He lived to be the Oldest
Doctor-of-the-Church, and has an Eternal Message about God's Love for you. The
Wisdom of this Holy Man has Guided and Fortified Catholics, for over Two Hundred
(200) Years. No one can Read his Sermons with a Sincere Heart, without being Profoundly moved, to a
greater Spiritual Life.
When we Pray, we speak-to God;
but when we Read, God speaks-to us.
In Prayer, God hears our Petitions,
but in Reading we listen-to His Voice.
Spiritual Reading and Prayer are the Arms by which
Hell is Conquered, and Paradise Won.