Saint Alphonsus Liguori was a great moral theologian as well as the founder of the Redemptorists. Unlike most of the young men of his day, he did not pursue a military career because he had asthma and horrible eyesight. So he studied. And studied. The man became a lawyer when he was still a teenager. He never lost a case for almost 10 years, until one day he did lose a case. He then said, “The heck with this,” and went to seminary. He wanted to become an Oratorian (YES!!!), but his father wouldn’t have it. They compromised and he became a parish priest. His preaching was incredible — he said he’d never preach a homily the poorest peasant couldn’t understand. Eventually God led him to found a new order, the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Cardinal Tobin is a member of this order of course, and he was the pastor of the Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Rome before he became a bishop. The original Our Lady of Perpetual Help icon is there.