Alphonsus Rodriguez

Alphonsus Rodríguez (Spanish: Alfonso) (25 July 1532 31 October 1617) was a Spanish Jesuit lay brother, now venerated as a saint. He was a native of Segovia. He is sometimes confused with Alphonsus (Alonso) Rodriguez, a Jesuit who wrote the Exercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas (3 vols., Seville, 1609), which has frequently been re-edited and translated into many languages.[3] Though his life was punctuated with personal tragedies and disappointments, his impact on the people he met was his legacy. He served with such love that the act of opening the door became a sacramental gesture.

Saint

Alphonsus Rodriguez

S.J
Confessor
Born25 July 1532
Segovia, Spain
Died31 October 1617(1617-10-31) (aged 85)
Palma, Majorca, Spain
Venerated inCatholic Church
(Society of Jesus)
Beatified1825 by Pope Leo XII
CanonizedSeptember 1888[1] by Pope Leo XIII
Major shrineJesuit College
Palma, Majorca, Spain
FeastOctober 31[2]