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The Holy Eucharist


Saint Alphonsus Liguori, the Prince of Moral Theologians, was one of the greatest preachers in Church history. A religious founder, consummate theologian, and holy man of God, St. Alphonsus never failed to utter a stirring word that drew out a lively penitence and redoubled dedication to the work of God from his audience. Here, in The Holy Eucharist, is his extensive work on the Sacrifice that brings about Salvation.

As a devoted preacher and teacher, Liguori sought to bring others to devotion and sanctity in the most Blessed Sacrament. He founded many centers for people to grow in their faith through preaching and the Sacraments, and as a bishop, he even suspended priests who celebrated the Mass in an undignified manner.

In The Holy Eucharist, St. Alphonsus gives the reader not only a profound, biblical, and theological discourse, but also meditations to be used for deeper devotion and love for Christ present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. He spends considerable time on what exactly it means for the Christian to love Christ. Relating the Faith to the virtues, he shows in a masterful way the lex credendi, lex orandi of the Church. As if speaking to the modern reader, Liguori tackles issues related to the Eucharistic Devotion such as lukewarmness, pride and humility, charity in all things, and charity in suffering.

Included in this masterwork are also novenas to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Holy Spirit and meditations on the octave of Corpus Christi. In our devotion, we must follow the sage advice from Liguori, "We must therefore be of good courage, make strong resolutions, and begin. Prayer can do everything. What we cannot do by our own strength, we shall do easily with the help of God, who has promised to give us whatever we ask of him: You shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto
you." This book will no doubt enkindle in you the fire of the Holy Spirit to begin anew with Christ every day!

Book Details

  • Publisher: Tan Books
  • Publish Date: Jul 9th, 2024
  • Pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.78in - 5.77in - 1.37in - 1.69lb
  • EAN: 9781505133011
  • Categories: Christian Living - Spiritual Growth

About the Author

Liguori: - 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.