Today is the feast of St Alphonsus Liguori, a very important saint in the life of the Church especially within the Redemptorist order, one very active in my local area. St Alphonsus was also a well known scholastic, philosopher, theologian and poet. He was instrumental in debating Jansenist heresies, and for his devotion to the redemptive sacrifice of Christ and the author of the classic “The Glories of Mary,” which has led countless souls to Christ. He is also known as a true reformer of seminaries.
Our saint loved the Blessed Mother so much, and he was known for a beautiful painting of her. Now he is in her embrace up in Heaven, where he can pray for us, and so you should make every effort today to beg his holy intercession for our souls on earth.
St Alphonsus Liguoris, ora pro nobis!