Visit ofSaint Alphonsus Liguori
St.Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) was the founder of the Order of Redemptorists forthe instruction of the poor and the rural world of his time that were both veryneglected.
He wrote agreat treatise on moral theology. Feast Day, August 2nd.
Ecstasy ofMarch 26, 1878
I am SaintAlphonsus Liguori. I am here at the foot of the Cross of the Lord. Listen to myspeech. The fruits and profit (thereof) will be for your soul and your heart.
Do you knowthis wonderful Book of the sufferings of our Lord?
This is agreat Book, the Book of the Passion.
Enter immediatelyinto that celestial Science. It consists of the love of suffering. You willfind,in this Book, the strength of your soul and food for your heart.
You will gointo the great river of love and gentleness. (From) each of the adorable woundsof Our Lord you will come to know every day the heavenly Science of that DivineBook.
Our Lordcomplains that His sufferings are not sufficiently known ...
You willenter this Divine Science through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, His BlessedMother.
Want toknow a word of the pain and suffering of the Blessed Virgin? See her heartpierced by swords, the torments and all manner of martyrdom. Know well that weall have a place for every sword, because they make a place for the childrenshe has adopted at the foot of the Cross, meditating on the Passion and thepain in her heart ...
Thisdevotion is so little known, they forget it every day. The Blessed Virgin haspromised to every soul who meditates on these words abundant fruit forsalvation and a generous reward ...
Littlesister, it is in the Science of Sorrows of the Lord and his Blessed Mother thatthe persecuted soul finds a safe shelter. This is where the Father of theChurch, the Pope finds strength and power, first for his heart, and then togive all the hearts entrusted to him a balm of peace.
Littlesister, as many wounds made to the Heart of the Blessed Virgin, are sources (ofgrace?)
that resultin the hearts of children of the Cross.
The BlessedVirgin is powerful! She invites all those souls that suffer to come to findstrength and rest in her Heart, the wounds of her heart ...”