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Chronology Talks Slides Favours ALfie by Br Duff

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The Servant of God Alphonsus Lambe

Servant of God Alfie Lambe

Alphonsus Lambe (known as Alfie) was born in Tullamore County Offaly, on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist, 24th of June 1932. Alphonsus Lambe, (known as Alfie) was born in Tullamore, Ireland on the feast of St. John the Baptist, Friday, 24th June 1932, during the international Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. Like St. John he was a precursor - the precursor of the Legion of Mary, which Pope Paul VI described as the greatest movement which has been established for the good of souls since the era of the great religious orders”. After spending a period of his youth in the novitiate of the Irish Christian Brothers, he had to leave because of delicate health - He found his vocation in the Legion of Mary. He was appointed Envoy in 1953. With Seamus Grace, he left for Bogota, Colombia on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (July 16) of that year. For almost six years he worked ceaselessly in promoting the Legion of Mary in Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil. After a short but grave illness he died in Buenos Aires on the least of St. Agnes. January 21 1959. God had bestowed on him great natural gifts, a personality which attracted souls to the service and love of God, an infectious enthusiasm, and a facility for learning languages, which enabled him to rapidly attain fluency in Spanish and Portuguese. During his years in South America he set up a great number of branches of the Legion of Mary, and trained a multitude in the apostolate of the Legion. His devotion to Mary was outstanding, and in contacts with Legionaries and others he explained and urged the practice of the True Devotion to Our Lady. He is buried in the vault of the Irish Christian Brothers, in the Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Cause for his Beatification was introduced by the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires in 1978.

Alfie Lambe slideshow.



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