Short Catholic Homily: 2nd Week of Advent – Cowardly Catholics- Free Catholic Audio

Summary of Homily

St John the Baptist was praised by Jesus Christ our Lord for not yielding to human respect and preaching the truth.  The homilist points out that if our Lord came back today he would not find this same virtue even among those who are considered “good Christians.”  Our salvation depends on bearing witness to Christ.

 

Prayer to St John the Baptist to Overcome Human Respect

O UNCONQUERED martyr, who for the honor of God and the salvation of souls, didst, with heroic constancy, and at the cost of life itself, withstand the impious Herod, reproving him openly for his bad and dissolute life; obtain for us a brave and generous heart, so that, overcoming all human respect, we may boldly profess our faith, and follow the teaching of our divine master Jesus Christ.  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Source of this homily:

An Excerpt From :
Priests of the Congregation of St. Paul. Five Minute Sermons for Low Masses on All Sundays of the Year. Vol. 2. [S.l.]: Catholic Publication Society, 1886. Print. starts pg 23-25

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Short Catholic Homily: 1st Week of Advent St John the Baptist – Free Catholic Audio

Sermon Summary1stweekadvent

In this short traditional Catholic homily we learn about the virtuous parents of St John the Baptist.  We consider St John the Baptists remarkable virtues and receive an exhortation to take him as an intercessor in removing the obstacles in our life to Jesus Christ our Lord.

A Prayer to St. John the Baptist

O GLORIOUS St John the Baptist, of those born of women the greatest of prophets (Luke vii, 28); thou, though sanctified from thy mother’s womb and most innocent, didst nevertheless will to retire into the desert, there to practice austerities and penance; obtain for us from our Lord the grace to be detached, at least in the affections of our hearts, from all earthly treasure, and to practice Christian mortification with interior recollection and a spirit of holy prayer. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Source of this homily:

An Excerpt From :
Priests of the Congregation of St. Paul. Five Minute Sermons for Low Masses on All Sundays of the Year. Vol. 2. [S.l.]: Catholic Publication Society, 1886. Print. starts pg 18-21

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How to Avoid Purgatory by Fr. F.X. Schouppe – Free Catholic Audiobook

When every hidden deed is known, which each sin is numbered, and all of our negligences are brought before God in judgement it will be a great mercy to avoid Hell, but who can hope to avoid purgatory?  We should! As God does not wish to send us to purgatory and has left us many means to either remit or avoid entirely all together time spent in purgatory.  Using the Holy Scriptures and the lives of the Saints, Father Schouppe will explain different ways we can avoid purgatory.

We also must help those already in purgatory who are in desperate need, but by helping them we ourselves obtain great benefits.

Avoid Purgatory with:

  • Great Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • The Brown Scapular
  • Charity and Mercy
  • Mutual Charity
  • Christian Mortification
  • Reception of the Sacraments
  • Confidence in God
  • Holy Acceptation of Death

The Importance of Devotion to the Holy Souls

  • Motives for Assisting the Holy Souls
  • We Must Pray for sinners and thedDead
  • The Reward for Helping the Holy Souls.
  • The Gratitude of the Holy Souls
  • The Prayers of the Holy Souls.

This audiobook was made from excerpts of:Purgatory: Illustrated by the lives and Legends of the Saints by Father F.X. Schouppe SJ, 1893.

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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri – Free Audiobook

The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. – The Divine Comedy is composed of three canticas (or “cantiche”) — Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) — composed each of 33 cantos (or “canti”). The very first canto serves as an introduction to the poem and is generally not considered to be part of the first cantica, bringing the total number of cantos to 100. – The poet tells in the first person his travel through the three realms of the dead, lasting during the Easter Triduum in the spring of 1300. (Summary from Wikipedia)

 

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The Holy Rosary Remedy Against Modern Evils – Free Catholic Audiobook

Increase your devotion to the Holy Rosary by listening to these Papal Encyclicals detailing how the Rosary is a heavenly remedy to various modern evils by Pope Leo XIII, who is called the Rosary Pope for his intense devotion and promotion to the Rosary.

Pope Leo XIII wrote eleven encyclicals on the Holy Rosary as Pope during his reign from 1878-1903.  His promoted the Rosary in many ways: he dedicated the entire month of October to the Holy Rosary, in 1883 he instituted the Feast of Queen of the Holy Rosary, he pushed for establishment of Rosary Confraternities, endowed the Rosary with indulgences, and pushed orders such as the secular Franciscans to the daily recitation of the rosary to be part of their prayer rule.

Alleluia Audiobooks has selected three of his encyclicals: LAETITIAE SANCTAE, ADIUTRICEM, IUCUNDA SEMPER EXPECTATIONE, on the Holy Rosary for our Catholic Audiobook: The Holy Rosary Remedy for Modern Evils.  Latitiae sanctae discuss the rosary as a remedy for the three evils afflicting modern man: A Hatred for a Humble Life, A disdain for all suffering, forgetfulness of the future life. Adiutricem discusses the Rosary as a means of Christian unity throughout the whole world and a great hope for the reunion of those who have come estranged from the Church through schism.  Iucunda Semper Expectatione discusses the great hope that we should have in our Blessed Mother Mary, mediatrix of grace.

We hope that you find this Audiobook helpful to your devotion to the Holy Rosary and encourages you to use this weapon of heaven as an effective remedy against all the world, the flesh and the devil.

 

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The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis- Free Catholic Audiobook

A work of spiritual devotion, also sometimes called the “Following of Christ”. Its purpose is to instruct the soul in Christian perfection with Christ as the Divine Model. It consists of a series of counsels of perfection written in Latin in a familiar and even colloquial style, and is divided into four parts or books:

  1. Useful admonitions for a spiritual life,
  2. Admonitions concerning spiritual things;
  3. Of interior consolation;
  4. Of the Blessed Sacrament.

With the exception of the Bible, it is perhaps the most widely read spiritual book in the world. It was first published anonymously in A.D. 1418. Its authorship has been disputed, being attributed to various spiritual writers: St. Bernard, St. Bonaventure, Innocent III, Henry of Kalkar, John à Kempis, Walter Hilton, Jean Charlier de Gerson, and Giovanni Gersen. The claim of Thomas à Kempis has been completely vindicated in recent years.

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Saint Rose of Lima by Florence Mary Capes – Free Catholic Audiobook

Saint Rose of Lima, T.O.S.D. (April 20, 1586 – August 24, 1617), was a Spanish colonist in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was the first person born in the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church. (Summary from Wikipedia)

 

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