Sermons of St. Alphonsus: For All the Sundays of the Year
DescriptionThe Sermons of St. Alphonsus Liguori for All the Sundays of the Year is one of the most powerful and compelling spiritual books ever written. Expounding on the theme, "What doth if profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul," St. Alphonsus Liguori dwells repeatedly on the Four Last Things-Heaven, Hell, Death and Judgment. With relentless consistency, he brings the reader's mind to considering his own eternal destiny, weaving in proofs and stories that exemplify every conceivable aspect of man's tenuous grasp on this mortal life. No one can read these sermons without being profoundly moved, without turning from evil to good, or without turning from virtue to even greater virtue. It is hard to imagine that even the most hardened soul will be able to resist the relentless logic that this marvelous Doctor of the Church marshals up on every page. This is St. Alphonsus Liguori at his very best
January 01, 1952
5.5 X 0.92 X 8.5 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author
St. Alphonsus Liguori was born in 1696 to Neapolitan nobility at Marianella, Italy. He became a recognizable lawyer after going through law school at the age of sixteen, but later decided to leave law in favor of giving his salvation more attention. Alphonsus joined the Oratory of St. Philip Neri as a seminarian and was ordained in 1726, when he was thirty. The homilies he gave had the special ability of converting those who had fallen away from the faith. He also founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, and authored such works as The Glories of Mary, The True Spouse of Jesus Christ, Attaining Salvation, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Preparation for Death Abridged, What Will Hell Be Like?, The Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation, and The Way of the Cross. After being a bishop for over a decade, St. Alphonsus Liguori died on the first of August, 1787. He was canonized by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839, and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1871. His feast is celebrated on August 1.