Apologia: The Fullness of Christian Truth


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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

(see also the books especially for children below)


Other Catechisms & Doctrinal Reference and Instruction
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
This is the Faith by Canon Francis Ripley
The Penny Catechism
A Full Catechism of the Catholic Religion by Fr. Joseph Deharbe
Catechism of the Christian Religion by Fr. Stephen Keenan
Catechism of the Summa Theologica of Saint Thomas Aquinas
The Douay Catechism by Father Henry Turberville, 1649
The Catechism Illustrated by Passages from the Holy Scriptures
The Catechism Explained by Fr. Francis Spirago
Anecdotes and Examples Illustrating the Catholic Catechism by Franz Spirago
What is a Catholic?
An Explanation of the Apostles' Creed
A Systematic Study Of The Catholic Religion
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. Pachomius
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
Confessions
The Letters Of St. Augustine
Exposition on the Book of Psalms, Volume I
Exposition on the Book of Psalms, Volume II
Exposition on the Book of Psalms, Volume III
Exposition on the Book of Psalms, Volume IV
Exposition on the Book of Psalms, Volume V
Exposition on the Book of Psalms, Volume VI
Homilies on the Gospel According to St. John: And His First Epistle, Volume I
Homilies on the Gospel According to St. John: And His First Epistle, Volume II
Sermons on Selected Lessons of the New Testament, Volume I
Sermons on Selected Lessons of the New Testament, Volume II


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
Saint Thomas Aquinas of the Order of Preachers: A biographical Study of the Angelic doctor


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 Life of St. Catharine of Sienna by her confessor,  Raymundus de Vineis
St. Catherine of Siena as Seen in Her Letters
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
Saint Bonaventure, the Seraphic Doctor, Minister-general of the Franciscan order, Cardinal bishop of Albano by Fr. by Laurence Costelloe


St. Bernardine of Siena

Sermons
The Life Of S. Bernardine Of Siena


Thomas a Kempis
The Imitation of Christ


St. Joan of Arc

St. Joan of Arc, the Life-story of the Maid of Orleans
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
Memoirs Of Jeanne D' Arc, Surnamed La Pucelle D' Orleans With The History Of Her Times, Volume 1
Memoirs Of Jeanne D' Arc, Surnamed La Pucelle D' Orleans With The History Of Her Times, Volume 2


Julian of Norwich
Revelations of Divine Love
Comfortable Words for Christ's Lovers


Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy
The New Life


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
Commentary on the Psalms


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
The Autobiography of St. Ignatius


St. Alphonsus de Liguori

On Uniformity with God's Will
On the Passion of Jesus Christ
Sermons on Various Subjects
Sermons for Every Sunday of the Year
The Way of Salvation and Perfection
How to Pray at All Times
Preparation for Death
Calamities, Chastisement, and the Love of God
Miraculous Stories of Mary's Intercession
The Glories of Mary
The life of S. Alphonso Maria de Liguori, Volume I
The life of S. Alphonso Maria de Liguori, Volume II
The life of S. Alphonso Maria de Liguori, Volume III
The life of S. Alphonso Maria de Liguori, Volume IV
The life of S. Alphonso Maria de Liguori, Volume V


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. 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. Thomas More
Memoirs Of Sir Thomas More: With A New Translation Of His Utopia, His History Of King Richard III, And His Latin Poems, Volume 1
Memoirs Of Sir Thomas More: With A New Translation Of His Utopia, His History Of King Richard III, And His Latin Poems, Volume 2


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
Lives of the English Saints
Meditations and Devotions of the Late Cardinal Newman


G. K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy
Heretics
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
Eugenics and Other Evils
What I Saw in America
A Miscellany of Men
The Innocence of Father Brown short stories
The Wisdom of Father Brown short stories
The Secret of Father Brown short stories
The Scandal of Father Brown short stories
The Man Who Knew Too Much short stories
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare a novel


Hilaire Belloc

The Servile State
The Jews
The Great Heresies
Selected Essays Of Hilaire Belloc
The Crisis of Our Civilization
Europe and the Faith
The French Revolution
The Path to Rome
Cautionary Verses
The Bad Child's Book of Beasts, Together with More Beasts for Worse Children



J. R. R. Tolkien
On Fairy Stories



C. S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters

Mere Christianity
The Abolition of Man


J. K. Huysmans
The Cathedral
En Route


St. Catherine of Genoa

Treatise on Purgatory


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


Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand
Transformation in Christ



Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Philosophies at War
The Cross and the Beatitudes
The Moral Universe: A Preface to Christian Living
The Rainbow of Sorrow
The Seven Last Words
The World's First Love
See also: Archbishop Fulton Sheen in Audio page


Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
An Open Letter to Confused Catholics
I Accuse the Council


Jacobus de Voragine
The Golden Legend, Volume I
The Golden Legend, Volume II
The Golden Legend, Volume III
The Golden Legend, Volume IV
The Golden Legend, Volume V
The Golden Legend, Volume VI
The Golden Legend, Volume VII



For Children
Nonna's Book of Moral Virtues A course on the moral virtues, by FishEaters. More information here.
Know Your Mass comic book
The Ten Commandments 1-page print-out to hang on your refrigerator
Catholic Teaching for Children
An Alphabet of Saints
Stories of the Saints for Children
Lives of the Saints for Children
True Historical Stories for Catholic Children
Catholic Education Series, Volume 1
Catholic Education Series, Volume 2
Catholic Education Series, Volume 3
Catholic Education Series, Volume 4
Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses
The Bad Child's Book of Beasts, Together with More Beasts for Worse Children
A Child's Life of St. Joan of Arc
Meditations for the Young
The Life on Earth of Our Blessed Lord: told in Rhyme, Story, and Picture, for Little Catholic Children
The Little Follower Of Jesus
See also the Baltimore Catechisms above



The Liturgy
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 Holy week book; compiled by authority from the Roman Missal and Breviary as reformed by order of Pope Pius X by Fr. Adrian Fortescue

How Christ Said the First Mass

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1915)
Liturgical Shipwreck: Twenty-Five Years of the New Mass by Michael Davies
The Mass And Vestments Of The Catholic Church Liturgical, Doctrinal, Historical And Archeological
An Explanation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by Fr. M. F. Howley
The Ottaviani Intervention


Prayer, Devotions, Meditations, Christian Spirituality, and General Manuals
The Manual Of The Holy Catholic Church, Volume 1
The Manual Of The Holy Catholic Church, Volume 2

A Manual of Prayers, for the Use of the Catholic Laity: the Official Prayer Book of the Catholic Church
The Golden Manual: being a guide to Catholic devotion, public and private
My Prayer Book by Fr. Lasance
Beautiful Pearls Of Catholic Truth
The Catholic Prayer Book and Manual of Meditations by Fr. Patrick Francis Moran
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 Heart of the Gospel: Traits of the Sacred Heart
Theology of the Cultus of the Sacred Heart: a Moral, Dogmatic and Historical study
The Message of Sr. Mary of St. Peter
Hail, Full of Grace: Simple Thoughts on the Rosary by Father Thurston
Devotion to the Nine Choirs of Holy Angels and Especially to the Angel-Guardians
Manual of Devotions in Honour of the Seven Dolours of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hours Before the Altar; or, Meditations on the Holy Eucharist
The Blessed Sacrament or, the Works and Ways of God
The Friendship of Christ by Fr. Robert Hugh Benson
Humility of Heart by Fr. Gaetano Maria da Bergamo
All for Jesus: or, The Easy Ways of Divine Love
Abandonment to Divine Providence
The Heliotropium, or, Conformity of the Human Will to the Divine
The Art of Mental Prayer
Series by an Anonymous Italian Author, translated By E. J. Luck:
Series by Alfonso Rodríguez, S.J., 1526-1616:


The Life of Christ
The Mystery of Jesus
Life of Our Saviour and Saint Peter, the Rock upon which He Built His Church
The Mystery of the Crown of Thorns by a Passionist
What Jesus Saw from the Cross by Fr. A.G. Sertillanges

The Life of Christ, Volume I
The Life of Christ, Volume II
The Life of Christ, Volume III


The Blessed Virgin

Legends of the Blessed Virgin
Mary The Mother: Her Life And Catholic Devotion To Her
Thirty-two Instructions for the Month of May and for the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin
The Lily of Israel: The Life of the Blessed Virgin
The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Taken from the Traditions of the East, the Manners of the Israelites, and the Writings of the Holy Fathers
The Month of Mary According to the Spirit of St. Francis of Sales
Saturday, the Day Consecrated to Mary
Mater Christi: Meditations on Our Lady
Life of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
The Knowledge of Mary
The Foot of the Cross, or, The Sorrows of Mary
Mother of Divine Grace: a Chapter in the Theology of the Immaculate


Saints - General, Collections
The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints by Fr. Alban Butler
Lives of the Saints, with Reflections for Every Day in the Year by Fr. Alban Butler

The Communion of Saints
A Bedside Book Of Saints by Aloysius Roche
Maidens Of Hallowed Names
Short Lives of the Saints by Eleanor C. Donnelly
The Psychology of the Saints by Henri Joly, S.J.
Pictorial Half Hours with the Saints
Series by S. Baring-Gould, 1897:


Saints - Individuals Without Their Own Categories

The Life And Glories Of St. Joseph Husband Of Mary, Foster-Father Of Jesus, And Patron Of The Universal Church
St. Joseph: his Life, his Virtues, his Privileges, his Power: a Month of March in his Honour
The Life of St. Anne
The Life Of St Charles Borromeo: Cardinal Archbishop Of Milan, Volume 1
The Life Of St Charles Borromeo: Cardinal Archbishop Of Milan, Volume 2
The Life of St. John of God
The Life of St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland
The Life of St. Columba, the Apostle and Patron saint of the ancient Scots and Picts
The Life of St. Dominic and a Sketch of the Dominican Order
The Blessed John Vianney: Cure d'Ars, Patron of Parish Priests
Albert The Great Of The Order Of Friar Preachers: His Life And Scholastic Labours
The Life Of Saint Philip Neri Apostle Of Rome
Saint John Capistran
Life Of St. Rita Of Cascia

St. Angela Merici
Saint Clare Of Assisi: Her Life And Legislation

Life of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Duchess of Thuringia
The Mother of St. Augustine: St. Monica
History Of St. Vincent de Paul, Volume 1
History Of St. Vincent de Paul, Volume 2
The Life and Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket: Archbishop of Canterbury
A Life of Saint Francis Xavier
Life Of St. Anthony Of Padua
St. Brigid, Patroness of Ireland
The History Of St. Dominic, Founder Of The Friars Preachers
Saint Louis (Louis IX of France) the Most Christian King
The Life of Saint Jerome: the Great Doctor of the Church
History of Saint Norbert
A Life of St. Walburga: with the Itinerary of St. Willibald
Life of Blessed John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church and martyr under Henry VIII
Life and Work of Saint Columba
Father Marquette: Jesuit Missionary and Explorer
A Sketch of the Life and Mission of St. Benedict
Story of the Life of St. Paul, the Apostle
St. Vincent Ferrer Of The Order Of Preachers: His Life, Spiritual Teaching, And Practical Devotion
The Life Of Saint Rose Of Lima
Edmund Campion, a Biography
Life and Revelations of Saint Margaret of Cortona
The Life of Saint George: Martyr, Patron of England
The Life of Saint Boniface, Archbishop of Mayence, and Apostle of Germany

Don Bosco: a Sketch of his Life and Miracles

Padre Pio, the Stigmatist
Letters of St. Gemma Galgani


Other, Uncategorized
Liberalism is a Sin by Felix Sarda y Salvany
The Liberal Illusion by Louis Veuillot
Etymologies St. Isidore

The Soul Of The Apostolate by Dom. Jean-Baptiste Chautard
Christ: The Ideal of the Monk by Abbot Columba Marmion
The Church Seasons Historically and Poetically Illustrated 1869
Stories from the Catechist
Queen Isabella of Spain by William Thomas Walsh, 1931
Cloud of Unknowing
The Triumph of the Blessed Sacrament, or History of Nicola Aubry by Michael Muller,  C.S.S.R.
A Notebook on the Devil and Exorcism
Begone Satan! A Sensational Expulsion of the Devil which occurred in Iowa in 1928
Paul VI Beatified?
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
Medjugorje After Twenty-One Years by Michael Davies
A Map of Life by F. J. Sheed
The Catholic's Ready Answer: A Popular Vindication of Christian Beliefs and Practices Against the Attacks of Modern Criticism, by Michael Peter Hall
Evidences of Religion
Great Penitents
Lenten Sermons by Fr. Augustine Wirth
The Lenten Gospels for Daily Meditation During the Holy Season of Lent
A Lent in Earnest by Lucy Ellen Guernsey
Christian Apologetics: a Defense of the Catholic Faith
Explanation of the Holy Sacraments: a Complete Exposition of the Sacraments and the Sacramentals of the Church
Catholic Church hymnal with music
The Vatican Plain Chant: A Practical Manual For Teacher And Student
Home Duties And Home Difficulties by Fr. Bernard Feeney, 1885
Short Line To The Roman Catholic Church by Fr. John William Book
Dictionnaire Infernal French language, 1863 edition
Gesta Romanorum Medieval Series: Entertaining Moral Stories Invented By The Monks As A Fireside Recreation; And Commonly Applied In Their Discourses From The Pulpit Whence The Most Celebrated Of Our Own Poets And Others, From The Earliest Times:



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