Saint of the Day
St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)
Alphonsus was a lawyer who became a priest and devoted his time to working with the poor. As a moral theologian he advocated a middle course between rigorism and laxity. The fruits of his labors are treatises on theology, dogma, and asceticism, poetry, musical compositions, and letters. He is a Doctor of the Church.
Reflections from the Saints
When we hear people talk of riches, honors and amusements of the world, let us remember that all things have an end, and let us then say: "My God, I wish for You alone and nothing more."
– St. Alphonsus Liguori