Saint Alphonsus Ligouri was a renaissance man, whose kind was a rarity back then, and even more so now in our age of middle-aged undergrads receiving their ‘degrees’ in subjects that would have puzzled anyone before, say, 1960. Alphonsus received a double doctorate in civil and canon law at the tender age of 16, and the gowns so drowned his small body that people laughed. He went on to a long and fruitful life, ,  as a priest, bishop, poet, musician, artist, lawyer, moral theologian, author of innumerable treatises, before going to his eternal reward on the first day of August, 1787.

Read the Whole Article at its Original Source