Servant of God Alphonsus Lambe, also known as Alfie is one of the Legionaries whose cause for Canonisation has been introduced.
Alfie was born on 24th June 1932 and died on 21st January 1959 at just 26 years. He has been referred to as the “model of the youth” in South America where he did much of Legion of Mary work.
To his personal secrets, little is known, why? Hilde Firtel writes in the biography about Alphonsus Lambe that “Only in rare instances did he lift the veil from his soul”.
To those few secrets we know, some were told them to his best friend Seamus in his correspondence to him.
“I am more than ever convinced that living the Legion is living the life of Our Blessed Lady, and the more one gives oneself to the Legion the more one finds oneself in Mary.”
“I am really very weak, but I know that Our Lady uses the weak to show her power. For some time past I have made it a practice of reciting the Legion promise daily towards the end of Mass. Every line of it is full of consolation for weak people.”
PLEASE NOTE: He died on 21st January but because it will be a Sunday, that is why this year’s commemoration will be on 22nd.
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