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Public domain audiobooks, six days a week, for folks with a Catholic taste in literature. Enjoy! Clan Honor Mondays: Fitz-James O'Brien works. Lit Tuesdays: Short stories, novels, or poems. Acts of the Wednesdays: Early Christian works. Mystery Thursdays: Mystery short stories or novels. Lit Fridays: Short stories, novels, or poems. Saintly Saturdays: Later Christian works.

Mary reading to ChristA Vatican Library catalog page, 1518

Saturday, November 12, 2005

#42: The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, Book I, Part 2

Thomas a Kempis' book continues, with more straight talk and good advice per inch than any other spiritual book I've read. Not the cheeriest advice, maybe, but as they say in The Princess Bride, "Life is pain." And this author isn't out to sell you anything.

Still, keep in mind when he talks about detachment that he's primarily talking about people who have taken vows to live as religious, not people with families and duties in the outside world.

Part 4
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50 min


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