Catholic Homilies – The Passion of Christ and Palm Sunday by Thomas A Kempis – Free Catholic Audiobook

Some Homilies from Father Thomas A Kempis, the venerable author of the Imitation of Christ, on both the Passion of Christ and on Palm Sunday and the triumphal procession of Jesus our Lord into Jerusalem.  The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis is the largest read devotional book in the world next to the bible, and no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ.

In these homilies you will learn a holy and unique perspective that seems to have been forgotten today such as:

  1. That the Passion of Christ provides more comfort than all the pleasures of the world.
  2. How we should honor the Passion with the Canonical Hours (the Divine Office).
  3. How those who make disturbances in Church afflict Christ and the such like.
  4. The mystical and moral sense of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
  5. Who each one of the people represent who came and greeted Christs, who were the branch cutters, those who laid the olive branches and palms at his feet, those who walked in front of him and the such like.

 

Text source:

Sources: This audiobook is a recording of Homilies from The Works of Thomas A Kempis Vol IV translated by Dom Vincent Scully and is in the Public domain.

 

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Writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas for Lent – Free Catholic Audiobook

Come and hear St. Thomas Aquinas explain the great mysteries presented to us during the season of lent in clear, concise and witty language.  His teaching despite being very profound is both candid and understandable.  Prepare for Easter this Lent by listening to one of these selections from his works for everyday of Lent.  With the help of the teaching of St. Thomas this lent can be our most fruitful.

There are  45 selections from his works are for Ash Wednesday all the Way to Holy Saturday.

Learn about

  • How great was the sorrow of our Lord.
  • Why God the Father delivered Christ to His Passion.
  • How the Passion Redeemed us, Freed us, and delivered us from the devil.
  • How by the Passion of Christ the Gates of Heaven are opened.
  • Why the Passion was most fitting to win our salvation.
  • What is the greatest sign of love our Lord have given us.
  • How our Lady’s suffered at the foot of the cross and how this was not contrary to perfection even though God willed the death of His Son.
  • The Three Things symbolized in the washing of the feet
  • And much more!

 

Text source:

All of these readings are from the Meditations for Lent from St. Thomas Aquinas published in 1937 and are in the public domain.

 

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The Importance of Spiritual Reading – Father Faber – Free Catholic Audiobook

As a visitor of a Catholic audiobook website you probably already make spiritual reading/listening a part of your life (or wish to do so), but did you know how helpful it is to the salvation of the soul.  Father Faber, that great Catholic convert of England who wrote the famous hymn “Faith of our Fathers”, expounds on over 20 reasons why a taste of reading is helpful to the spiritual life and also how especially valuable reading the lives and writings of the Saints are helpful.  In this Audiobook you will learn:

  1. Why a taste for reading, of even works that are indirectly spiritual, helpful to the spiritual life.
  2. How grace works through reading the lives of the Saints.
  3. How helpful reading the instruction of the Saints is to our own daily living.
  4. Why the Saints are the best examples of wisdom and prudence.

 

Text source:

Sources: This audiobook uses a chapter from Spiritual Conferences of Father Faber and An Essay on the Beatification and Canonization of Saints  both works are in the Public domain.   The CD covers was designed with the following images from wikipedia commons and is used with an attribution license:

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Summa Theologica – Pars Prima Secundae, Treatise on Law and Graces by St. Thomas Aquinas – Free Catholic Audiobook

The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274) although it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners and a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, before the Protestant Reformation, subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa’s topics follow a cycle: the existence of God, God’s creation, Man, Man’s purpose, Christ, the Sacraments, and back to God. (Summary adapted from the Wikipedia)

This selection of the Summa Theologica covers questions 90-114 of the Prima Secundae (“First-half of the Second Part”), comprising Treatises on Law (questions 90-108) and Grace (questions 109-114).

 

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The Heroic Nuns of Minsk – Free Eastern Catholic Audiobook

Czar Nicholas I of Russia  nearly destroyed the Ruthenians and other Eastern Catholic Christians who refused to abandon their fidelity to the Pope in one of the most effective and brutal persecutions the Catholic Church has known.  Learn about the brave Martyrs and Confessors of the East who endured everything from torture, work camps, and even having their children sold into slavery for remaining in the unity of the Catholic Church.  We follow with particular attention the Holy Nuns of Minsk who did not have a single Nun fall into schism despite years of torture and many martyrdoms.

 

Text source:

Sources: This audiobook is an abridgment of: The Essay Czar Nicholas I and the Holy See in the American Catholic Quarterly Review Volume 30 from 1905 and is in the Public domain. The Story of the Nuns of Minsk was taken from Pictures of Christian Heroism (also in the public domain) in their own chapter and is complete.   The CD cover was designed with a Stained Glass picture under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

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St Bernard Homilies: For Christmas Eve and Christmas- Free Catholic Audio

St Bernard of Clairvaux is considered the last father of the Church and is called the Doctor Mellifluus, or the honey doctor,  because his Praise of Jesus Christ flowed like honey.

St Bernard instructs us on: The Left Hand and the Right Hand of our infant Lord.  How the pride are blind? The difference between the widom of the world and flesh versus what is peaceable and chaste.  How the infant Christ was the fountain of devotion spoken of by Isaiah.  How the Nativity is medicine from the Good Physician?  How those who are engaged in useful labor and employment are fit to be visited by angels.

Sources

Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint. Sermons of St. Bernard on Advent and Christmas : including the famous treatise on the incarnation called “Missus est”. London: R.T. Washbourne, 1909.

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The Great Advent Homilies of St Bernard of Clairvaux – Free Catholic Audiobook

St Bernard of Clairvaux is considered the last father of the Church and is called the Doctor Mellifluus, or the honey doctor,  because his Praise of Jesus Christ flowed like honey.  Hear some of his famous Advent Homilies recorded now on Audiobook to help prepare your heart for Christmas.

St Bernard instructs us on: Why God the Son and not God the Father or the Holy Spirit became Incarnate? How humility is the most necessary virtue and is to preferred to virginity.  How St Joseph never expected Mary of adultery or impurity in any way when he found out that she was with child and was thinking of ending their engagement.  Why did God choose to have St Joseph as the husband of Mary and guardian of the Christ Child?  You will also hear St Bernards famous soliloquy on Mary being the Star of the Sea.

If you begin to sink in the gulf of melancholy and despair, think on Mary. In dangers, in distress, in perplexities, think on Mary, call on Mary. Let her not depart from your lips, let her not depart from your heart, and, that you may win the suffrage of her prayers, never depart from the example of her life. Following her, you will never go astray. St Bernard of Clairvaux

 

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