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The Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Frances Alice Forbes – Free Catholic Audiobook

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491– 1556) was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. After being seriously wounded in … Continue reading

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Devotions of St. Anselm Archbishop of Canterbury – Free Catholic Audiobook

St. Anselm’s prayers and meditations are to be read slowly, during times of peace. These devotions are intended to stir up within the reader the feelings of love and fear of God. When given honest consideration, they become a tool … Continue reading

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St Bernard the Wonderworker – Free Catholic Audiobook

Saint Bernard is known and loved throughout the world for many things: his holiness of life, his writings, his Marian devotion, and his numerous erections of monasteries.    Miracles were so common that the various chroniclers that would follow him … Continue reading

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Saint Benedict by Frances Alice Forbes – Free Catholic Audiobook

Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – 543 or 547) is honoured by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Italy (about 40 miles (64 km) to the … Continue reading

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The Life of Saint Columba, Apostle of Scotland by Francis Alice Forbes – Free Catholic Audiobook

Saint Columba (521 – 597) was an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries. He is … Continue reading

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