Born to a noble family in 1696, Alphonsus began to practice law at a young age, but as he grew older and saw more of how the world was, he decided to turn to priesthood instead. He preached to parishes and wrote several works, including his life’s masterpiece, Theologae Moralis. He also founded the Redemptoristines women‘s order and the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, both in Scala, Italy. He died at the age of 91.
b. 9/27/1696 near Naples, Italy d. 8/11787 Nocera, Italy
Patronage: Arthritis, Confessors, Moralists, Theologians, Against scrupulosity
Feast Day: August 1