Apologia: The Fullness of Christian Truth

``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be;
even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D

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The Collection

Sacred Scripture
The Holy Bible, Douay Rheims Version, Challoner Edition

Baltimore Catechisms

Baltimore Catechism No. 1 to prepare children for their First Communion (age 1-10)
Baltimore Catechism No. 2 to prepare children for Confirmation (age 10-12)
Baltimore Catechism No. 3 for older teenagers and young adults
Baltimore Catechism No. 4 for adults and those who are teaching the Catechism to others

Other Catechisms & Referece
The Didache
Catechism of the Council of Trent also known as "The Roman Catechism"

Catechism of St. Pius X
My Catholic Faith by Louis LaRavoire Morrow
The Penny Catechism
A Full Catechism of the Catholic Religion by Fr. Joseph Deharbe
Catechism of the Christian Religion by Fr. Stephen Keenan
An Abstract of the Douai Catechism by Father Henry Turberville, 1649

Anecdotes and Examples Illustrating the Catholic Catechism by Franz Spirago

The Sources of Catholic Dogma by Henry Denzinger

Early Fathers

A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 1
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 2
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 3
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 4
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 5
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 6
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 7
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 8
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 9
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 10
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 11
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 12
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Volume 13

Religious Rules
The Rule of St. Benedict
The Rule of St. Augustine
The Rule of St. Francis (Regula Bullata)

St. Augustine

City of God, Volume 1
City of God, Volume 2

St. Ephraim

The Pearl
Hymns on the Nativity
Hymns for the Feast of the Epiphany
Homily on Our Lord
Homily on Admonition and Repentance
Homily on the Sinful Woman
The Nisibene Hymns

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

On Loving God
On the Song of Songs
Sermons on Advent and Christmas
The Twelve Degrees of Humility and Pride
Life and Works of St. Bernard, Volume I
Life and Works of St. Bernard, Volume II

Pope St. Gregory the Great
Morals on the Book of Job

Pope St. Leo the Great
Sermons on Lent

Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica
Of God and His Creatures
Meditations for Lent
Ninety-nine Homilies of St. Thomas Aquinas upon the Epistles and Gospels for Forty-nine Sundays of the Christian Year
On Prayer and the Contemplative Life
Summa Contra Gentes, or "On the Truth of the Catholic Faith"
Catena Aurea, Volume I: Commentary on Matthew
Catena Aurea, Volume II: Commentary on Mark
Catena Aurea, Volume III: Commentary on Luke
Catena Aurea, Volume IV: Commentary on John
Catechism of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas by Thomas Pegues and Aelred Whitacre
Commentary on the Gospel of St. John

St. Albert the Great

On Cleaving to God (another version: On Union With God)
Albert the Great : his life and scholastic labours : from original documents
The Book of Minerals

St. John of the Cross

Complete Works

St. Teresa of Avila

The Life of St. Teresa, written by herself
The Interior Castle

Venerable Luis de Granada
The Sinner's Guide

St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue of the Seraphic Virgin

St. Francis of Assisi

The Life of St. Francis, by St. Bonaventure
The Lives of St. Francis, by Thomas of Celano
St. Francis of Assisi, by G. K. Chesterton
Life of St. Francis, by Fr. Cuthbert
The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

St. Bonaventure
Holiness of Life
The Philosophy of St. Bonaventure
The Mind's Road to God

St. Bernardine of Siena


Thomas a Kempis

The Imitation of Christ

St. Joan of Arc

Jeanne d'Arc, maid of Orleans, deliverer of France; being the story of her life, her achievements, and her death, as attested on oath and set forth in original documents

Julian of Norwich

Revelations of Divine Love
Comfortable Words for Christ's Lovers

Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

St. Thomas More

Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation

St. Robert Bellarmine
The Mind's Ascent to God
The Art of Dying Well
An Ample Declaration of the Christian Doctrine

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Spiritual Exercises
Contemplations and meditations on the passion and death, and on the glorious life of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the method of St. Ignatius

St. Alphonsus de Liguori

On Uniformity with God's Will
On the Passion of Jesus Christ
Sermons on Various Subjects
The Way of Salvation and Perfection
Preparation for Death
Calamities, Chastisement, and the Love of God
Miraculous Stories of Mary's Intercession
The Glories of Mary

St. Claude de la Columbiere

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

St. Louis de Montfort

Miraculous Stories of the Rosary
The Secret of Mary
The Love of Eternal Wisdom

Anne Catherine Emmerich

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Bl. Mary of Agreda

Mystical City of God, Volume 1: Conception
Mystical City of God, Volume 2: Incarnation
Mystical City of God, Volume 3: Transfixion
Mystical City of God, Volume 4: Coronation
The admirable life of the glorious patriarch Saint Joseph: to which is added the lives of St. Joachim and St. Anne, from the City of God

Abbot Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B.

The Liturgical Year

Explanation of the Prayers and Ceremonies of Holy Mass

St. Don Bosco

Don Bosco : a sketch of his life and miracles

St. Francis de Sales

The Secret of Sanctity, according to St. Francis de Sales and Father Crasset
Introduction to the Devout Life
Treatise on the Love of God
The mystical flora of St. Francis de Sales : or, The Christian life under the emblem of plants
The Mystical Explanation for the Canticle of Canticles
Spiritual Conferences

St. Therese of Lisieux

Autobiography ("The Story of a Soul") and collected letters, poems, etc.

St. John Henry Cardinal Newman

Apologia Pro Vita Sua
An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine
Selections from the prose writings of John Henry Cardinal Newman

G. K. Chesterton
The Superstition of Divorce
Everlasting Man
What's Wrong With the World
Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

St. Francis of Assisi
The Autobiography Of G K Chesterton

Hilaire Belloc

The Servile State
The Jews
The Great Heresies

Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Abandonment to Divine Providence

Bede Frost
The Art of Mental Prayer

St. Vincent Ferrer
St. Vincent Ferrer Of The Order Of Preachers: His Life, Spiritual Teaching, And Practical Devotion

Fr. Pierre Chaignon
Meditations For The Use Of The Secular Clergy, Volume I
Meditations For The Use Of The Secular Clergy, Volume II

Thomas Merton

New Seeds of Contemplation
The Seven Story Mountain
No Man is an Island

Fr. Malachi Martin
Hostage to the Devil
Windswept House (possible "who's who?" key to this book here
Interviews in mp3 format (please only download one at a time):

The Art Bell Interviews:

Interview 1 Length: 03:04:12
Interview 2 Length: 02:59:12
Interview 3 Length: 02:57:39
Interview 4 Length: 02:55:31
Interview 5 Length: 02:19:43
Interview 6 Length: 02:12:21
Interview 7 Length: 02:20:39

The Bernard Janzen Interviews:

Interview 1: Length: 02:59:28
Interview 2: Length: 03:03:05
Interview 3: Length: 02:29:13
Interview 4: Length: 02:32:27
Interview 5: Length: 02:51:43

C. S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters

Mere Christianity
The Abolition of Man

Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand
Transformation in Christ

Other, Uncategorized

Liberalism is a Sin by Felix Sarda y Salvany
An Alphabet of Saints for children
Etymologies St. Isidore
An Open Letter to Confused Catholics by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
The Golden Manual: being a guide to Catholic devotion, public and private
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Dogmatically, Liturgically & Ascetically Explained by Fr. Nikolaus Gihr

Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described by Fr. Adrian Fortescue

The Soul Of The Apostolate by Dom. Jean-Baptiste Chautard
Christ: The Ideal of the Monk by Abbot Columba Marmion
Stories from the Catechist
Queen Isabella of Spain by William Thomas Walsh, 1931
Love of the Sacred Heart (The Book of Special Grace)
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Fr Jean Croiset
The Sacred Heart of Jesus by St John Eudes
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Fr. Secondo Franco
The Message of Sr. Mary of St. Peter
Cloud of Unknowing
The Little office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, conformable to the recent pontifical decrees and the Office of the dead in Latin and English (1915)

Begone Satan! A Sensational Expulsion of the Devil which occurred in Iowa in 1928
Paul VI Beatified?
How Christ said the first mass (1908)
Hail, Full of Grace: Simple Thoughts on the Rosary by Father Thurston
Catholic Christianity: or, the reasonableness of our religion (1916)
The Plot Against the Church by Maurice Pinay, the collective pen name of a group of clergymen
AA-1025: The Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle by Marie Carré
The Conversion of Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne by Baron Theodore de Bussieres
The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita
A Doctor at Calvary by Pierre Barbet, M.D. (1950)
The Apocalypse of St. John by Rev. E. Sylvester Berry
Practice of Perfection and Christian Virtues by Alphonsus Rodriguez, S.J.
Medjugorje After Twenty-One Years by Michael Davies
Liturgical Shipwreck: Twenty-Five Years of the New Mass by Michael Davies
The Triumph of the Blessed Sacrament, or History of Nicola Aubry by Michael Muller,  C.S.S.R.
The Mystery of the Crown of Thorns by a Passionist
What Jesus Saw from the Cross by Fr. A.G. Sertillanges
My Prayer Book by Fr. Lasance
The Catholic prayer book and manual of meditations by Fr. Patrick Francis Moran

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