CHURCH OF S. ALFONSO DE LIGUORI!
Sant’Alfonso de Liguori was born in Marianella near Naples on September 27, 1696. The eldest son of a rather large family belonging to the Neapolitan nobility. He receives solid instruction, studies classical and modern languages, painting and music. He composed a Duet on the Passion, a Christmas song, still famous in Italy, “You come down from the stars,” and many other hymns. He completes university studies by acquiring the doctorate in civil and canon law and begins to practice in the field of law.