NOVENA TO SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI, PATRON SAINT OF ARTHRITIS, ETC. – DAY 9

On August 1, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori. St. Alphonsus is the founder of the Religious Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists); he is the patron saint of confessors, moral theologians, and those who suffer from arthritis—a condition that caused him great pain and left him confined to a wheelchair later in life.
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In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

BRIEF THOUGHTS – DAY 9

My Jesus, I love You with my whole heart. I am sorry for having so many times offended Your infinite goodness. With the help of Your grace, I purpose never to offend You again. And now, unworthy though I am, I consecrate myself to You without reserve. I renounce and give entirely to You my will, my affection, my desires, and all that I possess.”
—St. Alphonsus

DAILY NOVENA PRAYER:

Glorious St Alphonsus, loving Father of the poor and sick, all your life you devoted yourself, with a heroic charity, to lighten their spiritual and bodily miseries. Full of confidence in your tender pity for the sick, since you yourself patiently borne the cross of illness, I come to you for help in my present need… (Mention your request here…) Loving father of the suffering, St Alphonsus, look with compassion upon me in my suffering. Ask God to give me good health. If it is not God’s will, then give me the strength to bear my cross patiently and to offer my sufferings with my crucified Savior and his Mother of Sorrows, for the glory of God and the salvation of souls, in reparation for my sins and those of others, for the needs of this troubled world, and the Holy Souls in purgatory. Amen.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY – PART 9

PREPARATION FOR DEATH (English Edition) eBook : Maria de Liguori, Saint Alphonsus, Redemptorists, Transalpine: Amazon.com.br: Livros

Besides his Moral Theology, the Saint wrote a large number of dogmatic and ascetical works nearly all in the vernacular. The “Glories of Mary”, “The Selva”, “The True Spouse of Christ”, “The Great Means of Prayer”, “The Way of Salvation”, “Opera Dogmatica, or History of the Council of Trent”, and “Sermons for all the Sundays in the Year”, are the best known. He was also a poet and musician. His hymns are justly celebrated in Italy. Quite recently, a duet composed by him, between the Soul and God, was found in the British Museum bearing the date 1760 and containing a correction in his own handwriting.

Finally, St. Alphonsus was a wonderful letter-writer, and the mere salvage of his correspondence amounts to 1,451 letters, filling three large volumes. It is not necessary to notice certain non-Catholic attacks on Alphonsus as a patron of lying. St. Alphonsus was so scrupulous about truth that when, in 1776, the regalist, Mgr. Filingeri, was made Archbishop of Naples, the Saint would not write to congratulate the new primate, even at the risk of making another powerful enemy for his persecuted Congregation, because he thought he could not honestly say he “was glad to hear of the appointment.” It will be remembered that even as a young man his chief distress at his breakdown in court was the fear that his mistake might be ascribed to deceit. The question as to what does or does not constitute a lie is not an easy one, but it is a subject in itself. Alphonsus said nothing in his “Moral Theology” which is not the common teaching of Catholic theologians… (The End)

  • (Culled from New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia)

—SILENT REFLECTION—

 

St. Alphonsus, "outstanding moral theologian and master of spiritual life"CONCLUDING PRAYER 

(From the Redemptorists Media)

Glorious St. Alphonsus, bishop and doctor of the Church, devoted servant of our Lord and loving child of Mary, I invoke you as a saint in heaven. I give myself to your protection that you may always be my protector and my guide in the way of holiness and salvation. Aid me in observing the duties of my state of life. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life after your own example. Great lover of the Blessed Sacrament and the Passion of Jesus Christ, teach me to love Holy Mass and Holy Communion as the source of grace and holiness. Give me a tender devotion to the Passion of my Redeemer.

Promoter of the truth of Christ, through your preaching and writing, give me a greater knowledge and appreciation of the divine truths. Gentle father of the poor and sinners, help me to imitate your charity toward others in word and deed. Consoler of the suffering, help me to bear my daily cross patiently in imitation of your own patience in your long and painful illness and to resign myself to the will of God. Good Shepherd of the flock of Christ, obtain for me the grace of being a true child of Holy Mother Church.

St. Alphonsus, I humbly implore your powerful intercession for obtaining from the heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare. I recommend to you, in particular, this favor: (mention your request). I have great confidence in your prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy will, my petition will be granted through your intercession for me at the throne of God. St. Alphonsus, pray for me and for those I love. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, do not abandon us in our needs. May we experience the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.

Heavenly Father, You continually build up Your Church by the lives of Your saints. Give us grace to follow St. Alphonsus in his loving concern for the salvation of people and so come to share his reward in heaven. Walking in the footsteps of this devoted servant of Yours, may we be consumed with zeal for souls and attain the reward he enjoys in Your kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us!
 
Blessing+

Through the intercession of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, may Almighty God bless you + the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

👏🏼👏🏼 Great job praying Day 9! May the good Lord hear our humble Prayer👏🏼👏🏼

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Shalom!
Compiled by Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Loreto, São Paulo, Brazil
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com

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Michael Umande
Michael Umande
1 year ago

Amen.
St. Alphonsus Pray for us

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

My Jesus, I love You with my whole heart. I am sorry for having so many times offended Your infinite goodness. With the help of Your grace, I purpose never to offend You again. And now, unworthy though I am, I consecrate myself to You without reserve. I renounce and give entirely to You my will, my affection, my desires, and all that I possess.” Amen

Jenny Nwatu
Jenny Nwatu
1 year ago

St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us

Adaeze
Adaeze
10 months ago

Consoler of the suffering, help me to bear my daily cross patiently in imitation of your own patience in your long and painful illness and to resign myself to the will of God. Amen

Henry
Henry
10 months ago

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us!

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
10 months ago

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us!

Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka
Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka
10 months ago

Amen!

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
10 months ago

St Alphonsous pray for us Amen

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
10 months ago

St Alphonsus pray for us Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
10 months ago

St, Alphonsus of liguori. Pray for us. Amen

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
10 months ago

Thank You Lord for the privilege and grace of a new lease of life.

Veronica Jackson
Veronica Jackson
10 months ago

Amen

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
10 months ago

Amen

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
10 months ago

St Alphonsus Liugiori,Father of the poor and the sick, grant me increase in charity towards these treasures of the church.
Thank you immensely Fr. The publication of these brief thoughts of St Alphonsus Liugiori has had profound impact in my life.

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
10 months ago

Saint Alphonsus of Liguori, Pray for us Amen

christiana
christiana
10 months ago

Through the intercession of St Alphonsus liguori may God flush out every infirmity in my body in Jesus name Amen

Adeyanju Adenike Regina
Adeyanju Adenike Regina
10 months ago

Amen

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
10 months ago

St Alphonsus Liguori intercede for us and our country Nigeria.

Emilia
Emilia
10 months ago

Amen

Angela Oluchi
Angela Oluchi
10 months ago

Saint Alphonsus Liguori…pray for us.

Bamigboye Margaret
Bamigboye Margaret
10 months ago

St Alphonsus pray us and and heal us from our sins

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
10 months ago

St. Alphonsus we give you thanks, we give God thanks for your great work, may the Lord grant all our petitions through your intercession Amen

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
10 months ago

Amen and Amen

John juliet
John juliet
10 months ago

Amen

Adebayo Olabode Micheal
Adebayo Olabode Micheal
10 months ago

Saint Alphonsus Liguori… Pray for us(Amen)

Priscilla
Priscilla
10 months ago

Father almighty, you are the same yesterday and today, I surrender all to you. Thank you Jesus

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
10 months ago

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, pray for me, my husband and my children. Amen

Ngozi
Ngozi
10 months ago

Beautiful!

Nasa
Nasa
10 months ago

Dearest St Alphonsus Liguori pray for us

chibugo Maureen
chibugo Maureen
10 months ago

Thank you Jesus

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
10 months ago

Show us your mercy Lord and grant us your salvation Amen

SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
10 months ago

St Alphonsus Liguori, Pray for us!

I’m so inspired by the life of this wonderful Saint.

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
10 months ago

St. Alphonsus pray for us.
Amen!!!

Emmanuel Ukah
Emmanuel Ukah
10 months ago

St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us. Amen

Mkpuma Tochukwu
Mkpuma Tochukwu
10 months ago

Amen

Nwabude Nwamaka
Nwabude Nwamaka
10 months ago

Amen.

Ufy
Ufy
10 months ago

Amen.

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
10 months ago

St Alphonsus Liguori pray for me and those I love, I beg of you, because of the love you have for Jesus and Mother Mary, I trust in you that all my petitions will be answer at the throne of God. Amen.

Phyllis Joseph Nweke
Phyllis Joseph Nweke
10 months ago

St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us! Amen

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