St. Alphonsus Rodriguez: Saint of the Day for Friday, October 30, 2020 (Fri, 30 Oct 2020)
Confessor and Jay brother, also called Alonso. He was born in Segovia, Spain, on July 25, 1532, the son of a wealthy merchant, and was prepared for First Communion by Blessed Peter Favre, a friend of
Alphonsus' father. While studying with the Jesuits at Alcala, Alphonsus had to return home when his father died. In Segovia he took over the family business, was married, and had a son. That son
died, as did two other children and then his wife. Alphonsus sold his business and applied to the ...
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