Writings of Saint Alphonsus Liguori


Tribute to Saint Alphonsus

What makes his Writings such a Success, and the Secret-of their Charm, is the 'Conciseness', 'Clarity', 'Simplicity', 'Optimism' and 'Kindness' --- almost 'Tenderness'. Alphonsus excluded nobody from his Pastoral Zeal. He wrote to-All and for-All.

Just as the Laxity-of Confessors, makes-for the Ruin-of Souls, so also, Severity does much Evil. I Condemn Harshness which has no Justification, which Destroys, instead-of Building-up. One must be Full-of Gentleness and Charity, with Sinners. That was the Attitude-of Jesus Christ. And if we wish to lead Souls to God, and to Save them, we must Imitate Jesus Christ, the Greatest of all Missionaries.

by Pope John Paul the Great


Writings of Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Compiled from Various Sources

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Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, is the Founder-of the Redemptorist Order, Bishop, and Doctor of the Church.

Saint Francis Jerome, when he visited the Parents-of Saint Alphonsus, shortly after his birth, made this Prophecy: "This child will be Blessed with Length of Days; he shall not see Death, before his Ninetieth Year; he will be a Bishop, and will do great things for Jesus Christ". This Prophecy certainly came True. One of the most-accomplished of all the Saints, is Alphonsus Liguori. He was a Lawyer in both Civil and Church Law, before he dedicated his Whole Life to serving God. He was Founder of a Religious Order, Author of more than a Hundred (100) Books, Originator of Modern Moral Theology, renowned Preacher and Confessor, Bishop, Musical Composer and Painter. For all of his Ninety One (91) Years on Earth, he was also a Man of Prayer and Deep Personal Holiness. He gives an example-of True Christian Living, that all of us would do well to follow.

Alphonsus' views on Morality and the Mother of God, are Unmatched in History. His Gifts to the Church are Singular and Unique. His Writings on Mary are Masterpieces. His insight-into God's Law is Clear and Precise, for all to Understand. No other Doctor of the Church wrote more Books, or was more Particular-in his Devotion to Our Lord and His Blessed Mother. He lived to be the Oldest Doctor of the Church, and has an Eternal Message about God's Love for you. The Wisdom of this Holy Man has Guided and Fortified Catholics, for over Two Hundred (200) Years. No one can Read his Sermons with a Sincere Heart, without being Profoundly moved, to a greater Spiritual Life.


When we Pray, we speak-to God;
but when we Read, God speaks-to us.

In Prayer, God hears our Petitions,
but in Reading we listen-to His Voice.

Spiritual Reading and Prayer are the Arms by which
Hell is Conquered, and Paradise Won.


Background on Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Discourses on the Love and Charity of God

Sermons of Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Treatises on the Four Last Things

Of the Assumption of Mary

The Holy Name of Mary

Of the Birth of Mary

Of the Presentation of Mary

Of the Purification of Mary - (The Presentation in the Temple)

On the Dolors of Mary

The First Dolor of Mary - Simeon's Prophecy

The Second Dolor of Mary - Of the Flight of Jesus to Egypt

The Third Dolor of Mary - Of the Loss of Jesus in the Temple

The Fourth Dolor of Mary - On the Meeting of Mary with Jesus, when He was Going to Death

The Fifth Dolor of Mary - Of the Death of Jesus

The Sixth Dolor of Mary - The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Descent from the Cross

The Seventh Dolor of Mary - The Burial of Jesus


Salvation Prayer

Uniformity With God's Will

The Shortness of Life

Love of God and How to Gain it

Copiosa apud eum Redemptio - With Him There is Plentiful Redemption

A Novena of the Holy Spirit

The Paradise of God is the Heart of Man

Spiritual Desolation

The Glories of Mary - Hail Holy Queen

The Glories of Mary - Her Special Privileges

Importance of Prayer

On Spiritual Reading

Conformity to the Will of God

Five Ways to God's Love

Prayers of Saint Alphonsus

Thoughts on the Holy Spirit

Thoughts on the Incarnation

Grandeur of the Mystery of Incarnation

On the Means Necessary for Salvation

An Act of Spiritual Communion

Consoling Thoughts on Suffering

Visits to the Most Blessed Sacrament and to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Passion and Death of Jesus Christ

Holy Week Meditations

The Greatest Sorrow of Jesus

The Solitude of Jesus in the Stable

The Word Was Made Man in the Fullness of Time

Holy Name of Jesus

A Christian Duty

The Great Means of Salvation and of Perfection