In this booklet, St. Alphonsus Ligouri teaches us how to use the small events of everyday life to raise our hearts and minds to God: in praise, contrition, hope, joy, and union with God’s will. In this way, we can “pray unceasingly” and converse with God in the way most pleasing to him—personally and confidently.
This booklet features 20 bite-sized chapters, either for study or for daily meditation, and an index full of short prayers and aspirations. It is the perfect size to slip into a wallet, purse, or pocket, for use in church, at home, or at work—wherever you may be, for as this booklet shows, we can pray to God at any place and at any time.
(77 pgs. PB.)
St. Alphonsus Liguori was born in 1696 to Neapolitan nobility at Marianella, Italy. He became a recognizable lawyer after going through law school at the age of sixteen, but later decided to leave law in favor of giving his salvation more attention. Alphonsus joined the Oratory of St. Philip Neri as a seminarian and was ordained in 1726, when he was thirty. The homilies he gave had the special ability of converting those who had fallen away from the faith. He also founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, and authored such works as The Glories of Mary
, The True Spouse of Jesus Christ
, Attaining Salvation
, The Blessed Virgin Mary
, Preparation for Death Abridged
, What Will Hell Be Like?
, The Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation
, and The Way of the Cross
After being a bishop for over a decade, St. Alphonsus Liguori died on the first of August, 1787. He was canonized by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839, and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1871. His feast is celebrated on August 1.