Alphonsus Liguori, bishop and doctor – August 1st
St Alphonsus Liguori (d. 1787, Pagani, Italy) (Relics: Pagani, Italy)
First Class Relics
Basilica di Sant’Alfonso
(Basilica of Saint Alphonsus)
Piazza Sant’Alfonso 1
84016 Pagani, Italy
*A wooden statue of St Alphonsus Liguori rests under an altar to the left of the main sanctuary. This statue is so life like that at first glance one may think that the entire body of St Alphonsus Liguori is incorrupt. However, this is not the case. Some relics of the saint, nevertheless, are present. They rest on a silver carriage below the wooden statue.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Santuario della Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso
(Sanctuary of Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
Via Merulana 26
*This church is just south of the Basilica of St Mary Major. It is dedicated to St Alphonsus Liguori.
*The miraculous image of the Blessed Virgin Mary entitled Our Lady of Perpetual Help is above the main altar.
Santa Maria ai Monti (Our Lady at the Hills)
Via della Madonna dei Monti 41
*This church is near the Cavour metro stop.
*St Alphonsus Liguori said Mass here from April to June of 1762.
*This church was built due to a miraculous discovery of an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a nearby Poor Clare convent. To celebrate this great find Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585) commissioned the building of this church. This miraculous image is now placed above the main altar.