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Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Mary Most Holy

ISBN13: 9780870612442

ISBN10: 0870612441

Publisher: AVE MARIA PRESS

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  • A new addition to the popular Classics with Commentary series, Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary is the first complete and faithful English translation from its original Italian of this devotional classic by St. Alphonsus de Liguori. Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary is a collection of meditations created by Alphonsus, one of the greatest figures of eighteenth-century Catholic spirituality, to help believers pray on a daily basis before Jesus in the Sacrament. His simple and accessible writings are dedicated to helping the faithful have a heart-to-heart conversation with Jesus and his mother, Mary.
  • Saint Alphonsus Liguori


    St. Alphonsus was born in the village of Marianella near Naples, Italy, September 27, 1696. At a tender age his pious mother inspired him with the deepest sentiments of piety. The education he received under the auspices of his father, aided by his own intellect, produced in him such results that at the early age of sixteen, he graduated in law. Shortly after, he was admitted to the Neopolitan bar. In 1723, he lost a case, and God made use of his disappointment to wean his heart from the world. In spite of all opposition he now entered the ecclesiastical state. In 1726, he was ordained a priest. He exercised the ministry at various places with great fruit, zealously laboring for his own sanctification. In 1732, God called him to found the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, with the object of laboring for the salvation of the most abandoned souls. Amid untold difficulties and innumerable trials, St. Alphonsus succeeded in establishing his Congregation, which became his glory and crown, but also his cross. The holy founder labored incessantly at the work of the missions until, about 1756, he was appointed Bishop of St. Agatha, a diocese he governed until 1775, when broken by age and infirmity, he resigned this office to retire to his convent where he died. Few saints have labored as much, either by word or by writing, as St. Alphonsus. He was a prolific and popular author, the utility of whose works will never cease. His last years were characterized by intense suffering, which he bore with resignation, adding voluntary mortifications to his other pains. His happy death occurred at Nocera de Pagani, August 1, 1787.


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Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Mary Most Holy