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Fabiola, or the Church of the Catacombs by Cardinal Wiseman – Free Catholic Audiobook

This historical novel is set in Rome in the early 4th century AD, during the time of the cruel persecution of Christians under the Emperor Diocletian. The heroine of the book is Fabiola, a young pagan beauty from a noble … Continue reading

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Against Heresies by St. Irenaeus of Lyons – Free Catholic Audiobook

St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, describes several schools of Gnosticism which were prevalent among pre-Nicene Christianity. He then refutes these beliefs as heresies by contrasting them with what he describes as catholic, orthodox Christianity. Against Heresies demonstrates that earliest Christianity … Continue reading

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Fifty Spiritual Homilies of Saint Macarius the Egyptian – Free Catholic Audiobook

Macarius the Great of Egypt (c. 300 – 391) was one of the Desert Fathers of early Christian history. A wealth of wisdom and joy can be found in these homilies. (Summary by the Reader.)   To download a free … Continue reading

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Confessionum Libri Tredecim by St. Augustine of Hippo – Free Catholic Audiobook

This is the Confessions of St. Augustine in Latin. Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it … Continue reading

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The Hexaemeron of St. Basil of Caesarea – Free Catholic Audiobook

The Hexaemeron is the title of nine homilies delivered by St. Basil on the the cosmogony of the opening chapters of Genesis. When and where they were delivered is quite uncertain. They are Lenten sermons, delivered at both the morning … Continue reading

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The Second Apology of Justin Martyr by Saint Justin – Free Catholic Audiobook

The Second Apology is supposed to have been written as a supplement to the First Apology of St. Justin Martyr, on account of certain proceedings which had in the mean time taken place in Rome before Lollius Urbicus as prefect … Continue reading

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The First Apology of Justin Martyr by Saint Justin – Free Catholic Audiobook

The purpose of the Apology is to prove to the emperors, renowned as upright and philosophical men, the injustice of the persecution of the Christians, who are the representatives of true philosophy … Christians are the true worshipers of God, … Continue reading

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