Several Short Discourses by
Saint Alphonsus Liguori
on the
Love and Charity of God

 

Tribute to Saint Alphonsus

What makes his Writings such a Success, and the Secret-of their Charm, is the 'Conciseness', 'Clarity', 'Simplicity', 'Optimism' and 'Kindness' --- almost 'Tenderness'. Alphonsus excluded nobody from his Pastoral Zeal. He wrote to-All and for-All.

Just as the Laxity-of Confessors, makes-for the Ruin-of Souls, so also, Severity does much Evil. I Condemn Harshness which has no Justification, which Destroys, instead-of Building-up. One must be Full-of Gentleness and Charity, with Sinners. That was the Attitude-of Jesus Christ. And if we wish to lead Souls to God, and to Save them, we must Imitate Jesus Christ, the Greatest of all Missionaries.

by Pope John Paul the Great

 

Several Short Discourses
by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
on the
Love and Charity of God

Compiled from Various Sources

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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.