The Seven Last Words on the Cross by Rev. H.G. Hughes – Free Catholic Audiobook

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A course of Lenten sermons on the seven last words of Our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross.

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The Irish Nuns at Ypres: An Episode of the War by Dame Mary Columban – Free Catholic Audiobook

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“…I have charged Dame M. Columban to give a detailed account of all that has befallen the Community, since the coming of the Germans to Ypres till our safe arrival at Oulton Abbey. I can therefore certify that all that is in this little book, taken from the notes which several of the nuns had kept, is perfectly true, and only a simple narrative of our own personal experiences of the War.” (From an introductory note by M. Maura, O.S.B., Prioress, April 1915.)


The Abbey of the Irish Dames of Ypres was established in 1665. It was a favorite Abbey for the daughters of Irish nobility and was supported by influential Irish families living in exile. After more than two centuries of Benedictine prayer and spirituality and educating women, the Abbey was destroyed by German bombardment in the early days of World War I. The Abbey was evacuated, aided by The Royal Munster Fusiliers, and established Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, Ireland in 1920. – Summary by David Wales

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The Incredulity of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton – Free Catholic Audiobook

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Originality and humor characterize the plots of these clever detective stories. The mysteries are solved by the detective priest, Father Brown. His application of shrewd, common sense to the unraveling of a succession of strange crimes and happenings rob them of the supernatural element attributed to them by the credulous. This is the third collection of similar stories. (Summary from “The Booklist”)

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The Art of Dying Well by St. Robert Bellarmine – Free Catholic Audiobook

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The Art of Dying Well is a guide book for people who want to go to heaven. It was written over 400 years ago by Saint Robert Bellarmine in latin and translated into English in the mid 1800’s by Rev John Dalton, an English priest. Death is inevitable, this book will show you how to reach Heaven. (Summary by John Brandon)

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On Lying by St. Augustine of Hippo – Free Catholic Audiobook

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I have also written a Book on Lying, which though it takes some pains to understand, contains much that is useful for the exercise of the mind, and more that is profitable to morals, in inculcating the love of speaking the truth. This also I was minded to remove from my works, because it seemed to me obscure, and intricate, and altogether troublesome, for which reason I had not sent it abroad. – Summary by Augustine

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De Smet’s Letters and Sketches by Fr. Pierre-Jean De – Free Catholic Audiobook

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In 1841 and 1842, Fr. Pierre-Jean DeSmet traversed the wide and wild American West to bring the gospel to the Flatheads, who had sent multiple delegations from Montana to St. Louis, repeatedly requesting a Blackgown priest to instruct them in Christianity. Fr. DeSmet’s letters to his Jesuit Superiors show his heroic religious dedication and selflessness, as he recounts fatigues, hunger, thirst, and dangers that rival those of the apostle St. Paul. He also makes intelligent observations of geography, geology, weather (including an enthusiastic description of a tornado), and the interesting customs of the different tribes he meets. His generous love and respect for the Indians was rewarded by their receptivity to his gospel message, with thousands receiving baptism. In years subsequent to the writing of these letters, Fr. DeSmet continued his missionary activities in the West, and traveled an estimated 180,000 miles in his unstinting efforts on behalf of the Indians and the Catholic faith. – Summary by Carol Pelster

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Summa Contra Gentiles, First Book (On God) by St. Thomas Aquinas – Free Catholic Audiobook

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The Summa Contra Gentiles was composed by Thomas Aquinas between 1259 and 1265, in four books broadly covering teachings on God, on Creation, on Providence, and on tenets specific to Christianity. This Summa is not to be confused with his final Summa, the Summa Theologiae. The latter is specifically “theological” and directed to a Christian audience (hence Summa “Theologica”), whereas the former, as the “Contra Gentiles” indicates, is directed toward “non-Christian” thinkers. Implicitly a defence of the Catholic Christian faith, the first three books constitute a sort of rational apology of Christian thought, where philosophical arguments are deployed to defend Christian beliefs and usually only evoke Scripture in a latter instance to show its concordance with these largely-rational conclusions; the fourth book, however, is theological in character given that its content deals primarily with topics derived from Christian revelation. Although Thomas Aquinas certainly aims to discredit pagan, Jewish, Muslim or Christian-“heretical” positions incompatible with the Catholic Christian religion in this work, at the same time he incorporates whatever is salvageable from their thought, thus often quoting in his favor the very authors he discredits on other positions: therefore the “Contra Gentiles” of this Summa is not to be understood as an outright rejection of non-Christian thought, but rather as a sort of “rational purification” unto its Catholic assimilation, in disposing open minds to revealed Christian truths. (Summary by M.S.C. Lambert, LC)

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The Life of St. Dominic Savio by St. John Bosco – Free Catholic Audiobook

This it the most authentic biography of St. Dominic Savio, seeing as it is written by St. John Bosco, dominicsavio_2108Savio’s teacher. (Summary by Mozartjr)

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The Three Hours’ Agony of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Free Catholic Audiobook

A book of sermons on the Seven Last Words of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Given at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, New York City, on Good Friday, 1916.

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Purgatory by F. X. Schouppe, SJ – Free Catholic Audiobook

Purgatory by FX Schouppe, SJ, a french Catholic theologian who died in November, 1904 details the place where saved souls go before Heaven. Think of it as a temporary cleaning or purging place for those who aren’t going to Hell. Fire, burning and intense pain for various lengths of time make up the experience of Purgatory. The author details eyewitness accounts and blood chilling stories from the perspective of a number of saints who went through it. We can pray, give alms and have Masses said for the souls in Purgatory to shorten their and our time there. This book really turned me around! Purgatory will scare the Hell out of you! (Summary by John Brandon)

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