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St. Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787)

By Robert Morrison, Remnant Columnist, The Remnant, June 28, 2024

Robert Morrison is a Catholic, husband and father. He is the author of A Tale Told Softly: Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and Hidden Catholic England.

St. Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787) did not endure the particular trials that persistently threaten to overwhelm us in 2024 — as we wonder what the globalists and Francis have in store for us next — but the saint’s holy wisdom on practicing “uniformity with God’s will” would have made him a saint in any age.

 

“Form the habit of offering yourself frequently to God by saying, ‘My God, behold me in thy presence; do with me and all that I have as thou pleasest.’ This was the constant practice of St. Teresa. At least fifty times a day she offered herself to God, placing herself at his entire disposition and good pleasure. How fortunate you, kind reader, if you too act thus! You will surely become a saint. Your life will be calm and peaceful; your death will be happy.” (St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Uniformity with God’s Will)

St. Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787) did not endure the particular trials that persistently threaten to overwhelm us in 2024 — as we wonder what the globalists and Francis have in store for us next — but the saint’s holy wisdom on practicing “uniformity with God’s will” would have made him a saint in any age. He, like all saints, knew that the key to life is to always strive to do God’s will. And, although it is easier said than done, if we follow St. Alphonsus’s wisdom today we too can become saints and have as much peace as possible in this life.

St. Alphonsus’s Uniformity with God’s Will is short enough to read in a few hours but so full of holy wisdom that the saint found nourishment from it even after he could no longer read it to himself in old age: ….