Tagged: Mathew Kessler C.Ss.R.

Saint Clement Takes on the World

Readers of Liguorian receive regular doses of information about the Redemptorists and their founder, Saint Alphonsus Liguori. For Alphonsus’ vision of preaching God’s plentiful redemption among the poor to endure, it would require men with a desire to preach and the ability to adjust their preaching and ministry to new eras. The Redemptorists would find such a man in Clement Hofbauer. It was Clement and a few other stalwart souls who were commissioned to spread the faith in a context different from that of the Papal States, where the Congregation was born in 1732. His work attracted the attention of many people in the nineteenth century and eventually led to his canonization in May 1909.