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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Lepanto by G.K. Chesterton – Free Audiobook

Lepanto is a famous poem by G.K. Chesterton about the Battle of Lepanto. It is a rousing martial ballad which tells of the defeat of the Ottoman fleet of Ali Pasha by the Christian crusader, Don Juan of Austria. (From Wikipedia)

 

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The Story of a Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux – Free Catholic Audiobook

Marie Francoise Therese Martin, affectionately known as ‘The Little Flower’, was born on January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France to Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin. She was the youngest and one of five surviving sisters of the nine Martin children. When Therese was 3, her mother died. Louis Martin moved his family to Lisieux to be closer to his late wife’s brother and his family. It was there that Therese’s sister, Pauline, entered the Carmel at Lisieux on October 2, 1882. Therese at that time also heard the Divine Call to religious life. Therese entered the Carmel on April 9, 1888, after much oppostion to her entering at the age of 15. It was there that she wrote L’Histoire d’une Ame (The Story of a Soul) through obedience. Eventually, Therese’s other sisters entered the religious life, one at the Carmel of Lisieux and the other became a Poor Clare at the Visitation Convent at Caen. Therese died on September 30, 1897, at the Carmel of Lisieux of tuberculosis. She was beatified on April 29, 1923 and canonized on May 17, 1925. (Summary written by Ann Boulais.)

In 1901 “The Story of a Soul” was translated into English, and in 1912 another translation, the first complete edition of the life of the Servant of God, containing the autobiography, “Letters and Spiritual Counsels”, was published.

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The Torments of Hell – Free Catholic Audiobook

Learn in detail about the fire of hell, the hunger, thirst, vile odors, confinement, the devils, demons, lost souls, pain of conscience and its eternal duration using the Holy Bible, the Fathers and Saints as your guides. After listening to this Audiobook we hope that you will make every effort, strain every nerve, undergo every suffering, make every sacrifice in this life, that you may escape the horrible fate of those who fall victims, through their own fault, to the divine justice! No pain is too great, no sacrifice is too dear, when there is question of avoiding eternal torments.

He who does not go down into hell while he is alive, runs a great risk of going there after he is dead.” St Philip Neri

 

Sources

Cochem, Martin VAN, OSFC. The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Hell, Heaven. New York: Benziger Brothers 1899 Nihl Obstat: Thomas Kinkead. Imprimateur: Micheal Augustine Archbishop of New York 1899.

All of these writings have been published before 1923 and are in the public domain.

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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain – Free Catholic Audiobook

Mark Twain’s work on Joan of Arc is titled in full “Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte.” De Conte is identified as Joan’s page and secretary. For those who’ve always wanted to “get behind” the Joan of Arc story and to better understand just what happened, Twain’s narrative makes the story personal and very accessible.

The work is fictionally presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden, or, in the words of the published book, “Freely Translated out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France.”

It was originally published as a serialization in Harper’s Magazine beginning in 1895 and later published in book form in 1896. However the Harper’s editors decided to cut 12 chapters that describe much of Joan’s Great Trial, saying the chapters were not suitable for serialization since, “They will not bear mutilation or interruption, but must be read as a whole, as one reads a drama.” This recording contains the complete text!

De Conte is a fictionalized version of Joan of Arc’s page Louis de Contes, and provides narrative unity to the story. He is presented as an individual who was with Joan during the three major phases of her life – as a youth in Domremy, as the commander of Charles’ army on military campaign, and as a defendant at the trial in Rouen. The book is presented as a translation by Alden of de Conte’s memoirs, written in his later years for the benefit of his descendants.

Twain based his descriptions of Joan of Arc on his daughter, Susy Clemens, as he remembered her at the age of seventeen.

Twain said, “I like Joan of Arc best of all my books; and it is the best; I know it perfectly well. And besides, it furnished me seven times the pleasure afforded me by any of the others; twelve years of preparation, and two years of writing. The others needed no preparation and got none.” (Summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman)

 

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The Life and Martyrdom of St Sebastian – Free Catholic Audiobook

St. Sebastian was named defender of the Church by Pope St. Caius. As Captain of the Imperial guard to the Emperor St Sebastian used his position to win converts, strengthen those facing martyrdom and aid Christians with his ability to work miracles. He also had the rare privilege of being martyred twice for Christ sake. Be inspired by his heroic life and martyrdom and learn from his most noble heart love of God and country.

 

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Sources: This story is taken from the Acts of the Martyrs, translated by Fastre SJ from 1871 and is in the Public Domain..  

 

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Ancient Eucharistic Miracles – Free Catholic Audiobook

Hear of the extraordinary wonders God has worked through his most precious body and blood starting in ancient times: The healing of the sick, consuming the wicked with fire, the parting of water like Moses and the Red Sea, Military Victories against unbelievable odds and many more.  These stories are taken from the writings of Church Fathers such as St Basil and St Gregory the Great, the testimony of Saints such as St Bernard and the annals of Church’s and other credible source.  This Catholic Audiobook on Eucharistic miracles only discusses some of those Eucharistic miracles that range from 165 AD up till the 1400′s and also covers the mystical revelation that lead to the institution of the glorious feast of Corpus Christi.

Text Source

All of these readings are from the Legends of the Blessed Sacrament by Emily Shapcote published in 1877  are in the public domain .  

 

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