Liguori, Alphonsus

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Liguori, Alphonsus Gender: M
Alfonso Mariak Antonio, Giovanni, Francesco, Cosim
born on 27 September 1696 (greg.) at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Naples, Italy, 40n51, 14e17
Timezone LMT m14e17 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 05°02' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°09 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°23'

Alphonsus Liguori


Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, scholastic philosopher and theologian.

Born into Neapolitan nobility, Ligouri had a successful law career before becoming a priest. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists) to work among the poor. In 1762 he was appointed Bishop of Sant'Agata dei Goti. He was a prolific writer, publishing nine editions of his Moral Theology in his lifetime, in addition to other devotional and ascetic works and letters. Among his best known works are The Glories of Mary and The Way of the Cross.

He was canonized in 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI. Pope Pius IX proclaimed him a Doctor of the Church in 1871. One of the most widely read Catholic authors, Alphonsus Ligouri is the patron saint of confessors. He died on August 1, 1787 in Pagani, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth record quoted in "Saint Alphonsus Mary De' Liguori: Founder, Bishop, and Doctor (1696-1787)" by Donald Ferdinand Miller, ‎L. X. Aubin (Saint Alphonsus' Bookstore, 1940), p. 4: "The 29th day of September, 1696. Alfonso Mariak Antonio, Giovanni, Francesco, Cosimo, Damiano, Michelangelo, Gasparo de Liguori, son of Signor Don Giuseppe de Liguori and of Signora Donna Anna Cavalieri, married, was baptized by me, Giuseppe del Mastro, parish priest, and was sponsored by Gratia Porpora, having been born on the twenty-seventh of the said month at thirteen o'clock, (i. e., seven o'clock in the morning.)"


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Catholic bishop)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy