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Alphonsus Liguori

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Born: 1696 AD
Died: 1787 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Religious Icon, Religious Leaders

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1696 - Alphonsus was born in Naples, Italy on September 27, 1696.

 

1723 - Entered the seminary life and studied preparation for the priesthood.

 

1726 - On December 21, 1726, he was ordained as a priest. He founded the "Evening Chapels".

 

1729 - Began his missionary experience in the interior regions of the Kingdom of Naples.

 

1732 - Founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer on November 9, 1732.

 

1762 - Became a Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Agatha dei Goiti.

 

1787 - Died in Pagani, Italy on August 1, 1787.

 

1831 - Alphonsus was canonized by Pope Gregory XVI.

 

1871 - Pope Pius IX proclaimed Alphonsus a Doctor of the Church.


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