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by S. D. Gordon
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LibriVox recording of Quiet Talks about Jesus, by S. D. Gordon. Read by Chiquito Crasto. So far as I can find out, I have no theory about Jesus to make these talks fit into. I have tried to find out for myself what the old Book of God tells about Him. And here I am trying to tell to others, as simply as I can, what I found. It was by the tedious, twisting path of doubt that I climbed the hill of truth up to some of its summits of certainty. I am free to confess that I am ignorant of the subject...
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by S. D. Gordon
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LibriVox recording of Quiet Talks on Prayer, by S. D. Gordon. Read by David Barnes. An open life, an open hand, open upward, is the pipe line of communication between the heart of God and this poor befooled old world. Our prayer is God's opportunity to get into the world that would shut Him out. (From the first chapter). For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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by S. Louise Patteson
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LibriVox recording of How To Have Bird Neighbors by S. Louise Patteson. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers The author provides the listener with anecdotes from her life of her experiences with birds. She describes their habits and antics, their food favorites, their preferred nesting practices, and what can be done to encourage birds to become "neighbors". She also provides instructions on making a birdhouse. (summary by mleigh) For further information, including links to online...
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by S. R. Crockett
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LibriVox recording of The Grey Man by S. R. Crockett. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; DJRickyV; VfkaBT; Jeremiah Sutherland; Dillon Siedentopf; Chris Hymans This novel is set in Scotland in turbulent times, and we are immediately introduced to intrigue and family strife. At Launcelot Kennedy's aunt's husband's funeral, he and his father are first hidden, then hustled away secretly for fear of being spies. Werewolves, murder, secret trysts, vengeance and siege are the backdrop to this tale as...
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by S. S. Van Dine
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LibriVox recording of The Benson Murder Case - A Philo Vance Story by S. S. Van Dine. Read in English by Kirsten Wever The Benson Murder Case – A Philo Vance Story is the first of a series of twelve popular mysteries set in New York during the Jazz Age. S. S. Van Dine is the nom de plume of prominent art critic, and member of New York’s avant-garde, W. H. Wright. He rapidly became one of the country’s best-selling authors and the series remained immensely popular for decades, as Philo...
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by S.A.R.
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Let Us Make Each Day Our Birthday by S.A.R., from The California Birthday Book (1909). This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 31st, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (11MB)
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by S.E Venart
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April 23, 2006 in Montreal
Topics: Literature, Poetry, Brick Books, Montreal
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by S.E. Kiser
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Father by Samuel E. Kiser.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 9, 2017. Read in English by AnttiV; Bruce Kachuk; emtbev; David Lawrence; Elizabeth P.; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Jason in Panama; jpercival; Lee Ann Howlett; Gadish; Matthew Datcher; Rick Chamberlin and tovarisch. A tribute to fatherhood by a little known author, Kiser, Samuel Ellsworth. ( David Lawrence) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by STEPHEN LEACOCK
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LibriVox recording of Soaked In Seaweed and 7 other Nonsense Novels, by Stephen Leacock. Read by Phil Chenevert 8 great spoofs of 'types' of fiction by the premier Canadian humorist Leacock, taken from his book Nonsense Novels. The title of each parody gives away it's genre: Soaked in Seaweed or, Upset in the Ocean; Maddened by Mystery: or, The Defective Detective; "Q." A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural; Guido the Gimlet of Ghent: A Romance of Chivalry; The Man in Asbestos: an...
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by Saadi
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LibriVox recording of The Poetry of Sa'di - A Selection by Saadi. (Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole.) Read in English by Algy Pug. Shaikh Sa’di, also known as Saadi Shirazi, the nightingale of Shiraz, as Jami poetically calls this gifted poet, was born at Shiraz, the capital of Persia, near the end of the twelfth century. By turns, a student, a water-carrier, a traveller, a soldier fighting against the Christians in the Crusades, a prisoner employed to dig trenches before Tripoli. and an...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, Persia, Shiraz, hafiz, sa'di, saadi, jami
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, by Sabine Baring-Gould. This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-Gould's most successful publications. (Summary by Carolin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Werewolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition by Sabine Baring-Gould. A survey of the myths and legends concerning lycanthropy from ancient times to the Victorian Era. (Summary by A. Gramour) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Ghosts, by Sabine Baring-Gould. Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was an English hagioprapher, antiquarian, novelist and eclectric scholar. During his life, he published more than 100 books, among them this collection of ghost stories. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Kitty Alone by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. Kate Quarm is a bright and sensitive girl. She lives with her aunt and uncle at Coombe Cellers, a farmhouse, eating house and store occupying a promontory in the estuary of the Teign, in the south of Devon. Kate's father is a dreamer, always off on the next get-rich-quick scheme, wandering across the countryside with his donkey cart. It seems that no one has the time or the inclination to try to...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Curiosities of Olden Times, by Sabine Baring-Gould. This book is a collection of 17 gems of random knowledge, such as what women are made of and the philosopher's stone, written in Baring-Gould's own style. (Summary by Carolin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Bladys of the Stewponey, by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read by Andy Minter. The setting, geography and history of this story by Rev'd Sabine Baring-Gould, author of Onward Christian Soldiers and other well-known hymns, are all accurate, or at least as accurate as local lore will allow. Kinver has long been a midlands beauty spot, and the UK National Trust own and open one of the rock-dwellings mentioned. The 'Stewponey' too was an inn until a year or two into the twenty-first...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of The Pennycomequicks by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by Michael Reuss The Pennycomequicks is the charming and witty story of a dysfunctional English family in the late 19th century, scattered to the winds, scarred and battered by human and Divine tragedy, struggling for sustenance of the material and / or immaterial kind. - Summary by Michael Reuss For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Sermons to Children by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by MaryAnn Twenty-three sermons where the truth to be taught is appended to a story as a Moral. Some of these sermons reflect the doctrines of infant baptism and transubstantiation. (Summary by MaryAnn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Fairy Tales by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by BettyB; Travis Baldree; Adeena Mignogna; Terah Tucker; lcastleb1; Nathaniel O'Coin; Lilian Elizabeth; Lee-Ann Niazi; E. Henderson; sashelliott; Geoff Cahill; Sophie Owen; Kate Follis; Robin Lamb; Michael Landu; Michael Fassio This is a collection of fairy tales, retold by Sabine Baring-Gould. The collection contains such well-known stories as Cinderella and the Beauty and the Beast, but also tales which are...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Only a Ghost! by Irenæus the Deacon by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. Baring-Gould's humorous observations on the various Christian sects to be found in "the most learned church in the most religious country in the world" (i.e. London in 1870) contains a challenge to Christians of today to focus on the substance of faith rather than the forms of public worship. - Summary by MaryAnn For further information, including links to online...
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by Sachiko Murakami
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On March 25, 2006 as part of a reading by Graduate Students in the creative writing program at Concordia University.
Topics: Literature, Short Story, Poetry, Montreal, Performance, Reading
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by Sachio Itō
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LibriVox recording of 春の潮 (Haru no Ushio) by Sachio Itō. Read ekzemplaro....
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by Sadakichi Hartmann
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LibriVox recording of Drifting Flowers of the Sea and Other Poems by Sadakichi Hartmann. Read in English by Nemo Sadakichi Hartmann was born in Nagasaki Harbor, to a German businessman and a Japanese mother. His mother died during childbirth and Sadakichi was sent to Germany to be raised. He arrived in America in 1882 and became friends with Walt Whitman. Sadakichi became an art and literary critic, wrote plays, short stories and several volumes of poetry. His poetry was heavily influenced by...
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by Sadakichi Hartmann
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LibriVox recording of Schopenhauer in the Air by Sadakichi Hartmann. Read in English by Nemo. Sadakichi Hartmann was an art and literary critic who wrote plays, short stories and several volumes of poetry. Hauntingly beautiful, these seven early short stories dance with themes of beauty and death, love and the soul, and existence itself. As found in the book's biographical note: sometimes a great author tears the mask from life, so we may look at the truth of beauty. Summary by Nemo. For...
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by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
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LibriVox recording of Sermons for all the Sundays in the year (Sermons XXVI - XLIII) by Saint Alphonsus Liguori. (Translated by Nicholas Callan.) Read in English by ancientchristian These are the sermons of St. Alphonsus Liguori, who was an Italian Catholic bishop, and theologian. He is famous for founding the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists), and for his writings, which are among the most widely read in the Catholic world. His best-known works are The Glories of Mary...
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by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
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LibriVox recording of The Glories of Mary by Saint Alphonsus Liguori. Read in English by Ann Boulais The Glories of Mary is a classic book in the field of Roman Catholic Mariology, written during the 18th century by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, a Doctor of the Church. The book was written at a time when some Jansenists (which were declared heretical by the Pope) were criticizing Marian devotions, and was written in part as a defense of Marian devotion. The book combines numerous citations in favor...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, blessed virgin mary, salve regina, marian devotion
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by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
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LibriVox recording of Sermons for all the Sundays in the year (Sermons I - XXV) by Saint Alphonsus Liguori. (Translated by Nicholas Callan.) Read in English by ancientchristian. This work is entitled, ABRIDGED SERMONS FOR ALL THE SUNDAYS IN THE YEAR. They are called Abridged Sermons, because, although each contains abundant matter for a sermon, the sentiments are briefly expressed—not, however, so briefly as to render the sense obscure. Hence the work may be used for spiritual lectures....
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LibriVox recording of On the Death of Satyrus and On the Belief in the Resurrection by Saint Ambrose. (Translated by H. De Romestin.) Read in English by InTheDesert Two related addresses occasioned by the unexpected death of Ambrose's brother Satyrus: On the Death of a Brother (De excessu fratris Satyri) and On the Belief in the Resurrection. - Summary by InTheDesert For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Saint Ambrose
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Librivox recording of the Concerning virgins by Saint Ambrose. Read by Euthymius . Concerning Virgins (De Virginibus) is a series of letters, compiled into three “books,” St. Ambrose wrote to his sister, Manellia, These, perhaps Ambrose's earliest writings, were written in 377 CE. Written in a rather light-handed non-technical style they appear as ethical guides to women who are contemplating entering nunneries. More importantly, they set the tone for Ambrose's later writing on ethics....
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by Saint Ambrose
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Librivox recording of the On the Duties of the Clergy by Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. Read by Euthymius . Composed about A.D. 391., this treatise of St. Ambrose may as well be called "Concerning Christian Virtues" as it practically offers to the reader a whole bouquet of Christian virtues. St. Ambrose, esteeming very highly the dignity of the ministerial office, was most desirous that the clergy of his diocese should live worthily of their high vocation, and be good and profitable...
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by Saint Ambrose
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LibriVox recording of On Virginity (De Virginitate) by Saint Ambrose. (Translated by Albany J. Christie.) Read in English by Geremia One favorite topic of his was the excellence of virginity, and so successful was he in persuading maidens to adopt the religious profession that many a mother refused to permit her daughters to listen to his words. The saint was forced to refute the charge that he was depopulating the empire, by quaintly appealing to the young men as to whether any of them...
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by Saint Ambrose
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LibriVox recording of Concerning Virgins (version 2) by Saint Ambrose. (Translated by Philip Schaff.) Read in English by A LibriVox Volunteer The value of this work is not limited to virgins. For although the author, Saint Ambrose of Milan, wrote this for his sister, the nun, Saint Marcellina, my hope is that this recording will prove edifying to all who desire to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in chastity. (Summary by the Reader) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Au Fil des Lectures
by Saint Augustin
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Au Fil des lectures Texte de Saint Augustin , lu par Marie .
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of On The Predestination Of The Saints by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by Robert Ernest Wallis.) Read in English by David Ronald Wherein the truth of predestination and grace is defended against the semi-Pelagians — those people to wit, who by no means withdraw altogether from the Pelagian heresy, in that they contend that the beginning of salvation and of faith is of ourselves; so that in virtue, as it were, of this precedent merit, the other good gifts of God are...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of On Adulterous Marriages by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Read in English by InTheDesert. One named Pollentius having written to him upon the question of separation in case of adultery, engaged him to write the books "On Adulterous Marriages". Pollentius maintained that the wife who separated from her husband, upon account of adultery on his side, might marry again; and what St. Paul says to the contrary he interpreted of her who marries again for any other reason....
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of On Grace And Free Will by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by Robert Ernest Wallis.) Read in English by David Ronald There are some persons who suppose that the freedom of the will is denied whenever God's grace is maintained, and who on their side defend their liberty of will so peremptorily as to deny the grace of God. This grace, as they assert, is bestowed according to our own merits. It is in consequence of their opinions that I wrote the book entitled On Grace...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of Of Holy Virginity by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by Charles John Cornish.) Read in English by Geremia St. Augustine wrote in his Retractions 2:23: "After I had written 'on the Good of Marriage,' it was expected that I should write on Holy Virginity; and I did not delay to do so: and that it is God's gift, and how great a gift, and with what humility to be guarded, so far as I was able I set forth in one volume. This book begins," etc. - Summary by St....
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of Ten Homilies on the First Epistle of John by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by Philip Schaff.) Read in English by ancientchristian As regards the plan of the Epistle, it has been often asserted till lately that it was supposed to be but fragmentary, a series of aphorisms. Augustine, however, without formally announcing a plan as discovered by him in the Epistle, not only frequently affirms in his exposition that charity or love is the Apostle’s main theme, but so...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of Expositions on the Book of Psalms (Vol. 4 - Psalms 76-101) by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. These sermons on the Psalms of the Holy Prophet and King David are as poetic as the Psalms themselves. They are well-suited for inspirational and devotional listening. - Summary by The Reader For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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Librivox public domain recording of Confessions , by Saint Augustine of Hippo. 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 are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions. (Summary by Wikipedia) For more...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of On Lying by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by Henry Browne.) Read in English by InTheDesert I have also written a Book on Lying, which though it takes some pains to understand, contains much that is useful for the exercise of the mind, and more that is profitable to morals, in inculcating the love of speaking the truth. This also I was minded to remove from my works, because it seemed to me obscure, and intricate, and altogether troublesome, for which reason I had...
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LibriVox recording of On Christian Doctrine by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by J. F. Shaw.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. De doctrina Christiana, On Christian Doctrine, is a famous treatise by Augustine of Hippo, consisting of four books that describe how to interpret and teach the Scriptures. The first three books, published in 397, set three tasks for Christian teachers and preachers: to discover the truth in the contents of the Scriptures, to teach the truth from the...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of De Civitate Dei Libri XXII by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Read in Latin by bedwere The City of God Against the Pagans (Latin: De ciuitate Dei contra paganos), often called The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. The book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of Augustine's most important works, standing alongside The Confessions,...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of Expositions on the Book of Psalms Vol. 1 by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Read in English by ancientchristian; Kinghezy; A LibriVox Volunteer; dronald; Misikis; Mark Hazard; Gillian Hendrie; Lucretia B.; KevinS The Book of Psalms is commonly known as the Psalms or the Psalter, and is divided into five sections, each closing with a doxology. The title is derived from the Greek translation, ψαλμοί (psalmoi) meaning "instrumental music" and, by extension,...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of Expositions on the Book of Psalms Vol. 2 - Psalms 37-52 by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Read in English by A LibriVox Volunteer; laurencetrask; David Ronald; Misikis; InTheDesert These sermons on the Psalms of the Holy Prophet and King David are as poetic as the Psalms themselves. They are well-suited for inspirational and devotional listening. - Summary by The Reader For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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LibriVox recording of The Confessions (Pusey translation) by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by Edward Bouverie Pusey.) Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. The Confessions outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years, through the Middle Ages. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early...
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LibriVox recording of Confessionum Libri Tredecim by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Read in Latin by bedwere 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 are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was "Confessions in Thirteen...
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LibriVox recording of Expositions on the Book of Psalms Vol. 3 - Psalms 53-75 by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Read in English by Misikis; laurencetrask; David Ronald; Gillian Hendrie; IReadThings; A LibriVox Volunteer; Kim Lamb; Michele Eaton; Lynda Marie Neilson; Irene H. Suber;InTheDesert These sermons on the Psalms of the Holy Prophet and King David are as poetic as the Psalms themselves. They are well-suited for inspirational and devotional listening. - Summary by The Reader For further...
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by Saint Benedict of Nursia
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LibriVox recording of Regula Sancti Benedicti by Saint Benedict of Nursia. Read in Latin by bedwere The Rule of Saint Benedict (Regula Benedicti) is a book of precepts written by St. Benedict of Nursia for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot. Since about the 7th century it has also been adopted by communities of women. During the 1500 years of its existence, it has become the leading guide in Western Christianity for monastic living in community. The spirit of St Benedict's...
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by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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LibriVox recording of On Loving God by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Read in English by Phil Chenevert You want me to tell you why God is to be loved and how much.I answer, the reason for loving God is God Himself; and the measure of love due to Him is immeasurable love. . . ." Saint Bernard's On Loving God is one of his most delightful, and most widely read, works. It stands in the tradition of the Fathers of the Church, but it carries patristic teaching into the Middle Ages and into the...
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by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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LibriVox recording of Concerning Grace and Free Will by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. (Translated by Watkin Wynn Williams.) Read in English by InTheDesert The subject of the treatise was suggested, as is plain from the text itself, as the result of a public, or at any rate semi-public, discussion with some person unknown in which St. Bernard, strongly commending the work of grace, had seemed to lay himself open to the charge of unduly minimizing the function of free will. There is about the...
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LibriVox recording of St. Bonaventure's Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by Saint Bonaventure. Read in English by Eduardo Seeing himself as "unequal to so great a task", St. Bonaventure nevertheless endeavored to introduce his readers to the practice of "the most beneficial of all devout exercises, and that which is most capable of leading [them] to the summit of Christian perfection": the contemplation of the life of Our Lord. By "frequent and habitual...
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LibriVox recording of Spiritual Dialogue Between the Soul, the Body, Self-Love, the Spirit, Humanity, and the Lord God, by Saint Catherine of Genoa. Read by Ann Boulais. Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which...
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by Saint Clement of Alexandria
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LibriVox  reading of Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? by Saint Clement of Alexandria.  (Translated by William Fletcher) Read in English by ancientchristian. This short treatise by St. Clement's is an exposition on the words of Jesus Christ to the young rich man, recounted in the gospels. In the account, the man asks Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. First, Jesus advises the man to obey the commandments, then Jesus adds: "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your...
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by Saint Cyprian of Carthage
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LibriVox recording of Epistles of Cyprian by Saint Cyprian of Carthage. (Translated by Robert Ernest Wallis.) Read in English by David Ronald. Little is known of the early history of Thascius Cyprian (born probably about 200 A.D.) until the period of his intimacy with the Carthaginian presbyter Cæcilius, which led to his conversion A.D. 246. That he was born of respectable parentage, and highly educated for the profession of a rhetorician, is all that can be said with any degree of certainty....
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by Saint Francis de Sales
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LibriVox recording of OF THE LOVE OF GOD, by SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES. Read by Dave7. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Bishop of Geneva from 1602, was a renowned spiritual director who produced two classic guidebooks for earthly wayfarers on their spiritual journey to God: Introduction a la vie devote (Introduction to the Devout Life, 1609) and Traite' de l'amour de Dieu (Treatise on the Love of God, or Of the Love of God, 1616). In the Introduction to the Devout Life, Francis shows how anyone,...
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by Saint Francis de Sales
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LibriVox recording of Introduction to the Devout Life by Saint Francis de Sales. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; Beth Thomas; Dylan P. Straub; Sam Isaacson; royalcrowncola; J A Carter; Cameopro77; Jibchmarl; Lisa57; fshort; Kenita; Kathrine Engan; Twinkle; Stephen; TriciaG; John; sbelcher; Sean Lally; Heidi Olson; Cyndy; Mich_elle; Keren Turton; discourser; Gina Eltora First published in the early 17th century, it has proven its value as a daily spiritual guide and helpful reference for...
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by Saint Jane Frances de Chantal
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LibriVox recording of Selected Letters of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal by Saint Jane Frances de Chantal. (Translated by The Sisters of the Visitation.) Read in English by Eduardo; Christine Lehman; dylandrego; Joseph Tabler; Carol; Larry Wilson; April6090; Colleen McMahon; Kalynda; gsharp88; Nsilvermoon; Mich_elle; Maria de Fátima da Silva; Twinkle; Ken Hallenius Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (1572 – 1641) is a Roman Catholic Saint, who founded The Congregation of the Visitation after the...
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by Saint Jerome
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LibriVox recording of Letter 22 to Eustochium by Saint Jerome. (Translated by William Henry Fremantle.) Read in English by Geremia St. Jerome's most famous letter ( Libellus de virginitate servanda ), written to St. Eustochium, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the Roman widow St. Paula. St. Jerome exhorts St. Eustochium to embrace virginity and teaches her the proper conduct of a young woman. It contains his: 1. view that God, though omnipotent, cannot restore a fallen virgin (§5) 2. vivid...
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by Saint Jerome
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LibriVox recording of Against Jovinianus by Saint Jerome. (Translated by Philip Schaff; Henry Wace.) Read in English by ancientchristian Jovinianus, had published at Rome a treatise containing the following opinions: (1) "That a virgin is no better as such than a wife in the sight of God. (2) Abstinence is no better than a thankful partaking of food. (3) A person baptized with the Spirit as well as with water cannot sin. (4) All sins are equal. (5) There is but one grade of punishment and...
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by Saint Jerome
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LibriVox recording of The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary by Saint Jerome. (Translated by William Henry Fremantle.) Read in English by ancientchristian St. Jerome composed this essay against Helvidius, who stated that because the gospels mentioned Christ as having “sisters” and “brethren” the Virgin Mary must have had more children from Joseph her husband. In response Jerome asserts three propositions against Helvidius: 1) That Joseph was only putatively, not really, the husband of...
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by Saint Jerome
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LibriVox recording of The Life of St. Hilarion by Saint Jerome. (Translated by Philip Schaff.) Read in English by ancientchristian St. Hilarion (291–371 AD) was an anchorite who lived most of his life in the desert after the example of St. Anthony the Great (251–356 AD). He is considered to be the founder of Palestinian monasticism and venerated as a saint by the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church. He was born in Gaza to pagan parents. After successfully studying rhetoric in Alexandria, he...
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LibriVox recording of On Illustrious Men (De Viris Illustribus) by Saint Jerome. (Translated by Philip Schaff.) Read in English by ancientchristian This is a collection of 135 brief biographies by St. Jerome of his forebears and contemporaries. It is often cited as a primary source of information on ancient Christian authors and their writings. The biographies start with the apostles and end with Jerome himself. They also include respected non-Christian such as Josephus, and Philo of...
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by Saint John of Damascus
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LibriVox recording of The Orthodox Faith, by Saint John of Damascus. Read by Jonathan Lange. The Orthodox Faith is the classic epitome of the Early Greek Fathers. Writing just before the last of the truly Ecumenical Councils (787), he remains to this day, the last of the Eastern theologians whole-heartedly received by the West. This work, then, is an ecumenical touchstone that remains authoritative in Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism (through Peter Lombard's Sentances) and in all...
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LibriVox recording of My Life in Christ: Extracts from the Diary of Saint John of Kronstadt by Saint John of Kronstadt. (Translated by E. E. Goulaeff.) Read in English. Moments of Spiritual Serenity and Contemplation, of Reverent Feeling, of Earnest Self-Amendment, and of Peace in God. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by Saint John of the Cross
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LibriVox recording of The Obscure Night of The Soul by Saint John of the Cross. (Translated by David Lewis.) Read in English by Ed Humpal The Obscure Night of the Soul, better know today as The Dark Night of the Soul, is the distilled teaching of St John of the Cross, who reintroduced and revolutionized Christian Contemplation in the 16th Century. The text remains in print until this day, and has been an inspiration to seekers for centuries. St John's method is known as the Via Negativa,...
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by Saint John of the Cross
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LibriVox recording of Poetry of St John of the Cross by Saint John of the Cross. (Translated by David Lewis.) Read in English by Ed Humpal The poems of St John of the Cross, with their mystic depth and spiritual ecstasy, stand among the world's great poems of Divine Love in all traditions. St John is one of the Roman Catholic Doctors of the Church, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, and co-founder with St Teresa of Avila of the Discalced Carmelites. Teresa invited John to follow her, and in...
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LibriVox recording of The Ascent of Mount Carmel by Saint John of the Cross. (Translated by David Lewis.) Read in English by Ed Humpal The Ascent of Mount Carmel is one of the timeless classics of Christian contemplation, radical in its time and deeply influential in the world today. St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila worked together to reform the Carmelite Order in the Roman Catholic Church, in which he is honored as one of the Doctors of the Church. An active priest and teacher in...
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by Saint Justin Martyr
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LibriVox recording of The Second Apology by St. Justin Martyr. Read by M. White. A defense of the Christian faith delivered by St. Justin Martyr to the Roman Senate in the second century AD (Summary by IWYLLPA) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B(14mb)
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LibriVox recording of The First Apology of Justin Martyr , by Saint Justin Martyr. 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, the Creator of all things; they offer him the only sacrifices worthy of him, those of prayer and thanksgiving, and are taught by his Son, to whom they assign a place next...
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by Saint Patrick
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LibriVox recording of The Collected Works of Saint Patrick. Read by Sean McKinley. St. Patrick's Breastplate - This prayer is attributed to St. Patrick and his diciples. It is written with some celtic pagan elements, but is definitely a Christian prayer asking God for protection through daily life. A Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus - Patrick writes this letter to excommunicate the soldiers of Coroticus' army who pillaged villages in Ireland and forced many Christian converts into slavery....
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by Saint Teresa of Avila
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LibriVox recording of The Poetry of St Teresa of Avila by Saint Teresa of Avila. Read in English by Ann Boulais The poetry of St Teresa of Avila, recorded in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Saint's birth (March 28, 2015). For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B Audiobook, or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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by Saint Teresa of Avila
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LibriVox recording of The Minor Works of St Teresa of Avila by Saint Teresa of Avila. Read in English by Ann Boulais The prayer and Exclamations, or Meditations, of St Teresa of Avila, recorded in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Saint's birth (March 28, 2015). - Summary by Ann Boulais For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B Audiobook, or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording....
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by Saint Therese of Lisieux
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LibriVox recording of The Story of a Soul, by Saint Therese of Lisieux. Read by Ann Boulais. 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...
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by Saint Therese of Lisieux
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LibriVox recording of The Story of a Soul (Version 2) by Saint Therese of Lisieux. (Translated by Thomas N. Taylor.) Read in English by Susan Morin She is also known as St.Thérèse of Child Jesus. She was born at Alençon, France, 2 January 1873; died at Lisieux 30 September 1897. When she was fifteen she applied for permission to enter the Carmelite Convent, and being refused by the superior, went to Rome with her father, as eager to give her to God as she was to give herself, to seek the...
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