The Catholic Home, Episode 14: Cataclysm Survivalism – Stocking the Bookshelves!

librarySt. Jerome says that when we pray we speak to God; but when we read, God speaks to us. St. Ambrose of Milan says the same: "We address him when we pray; we hear him when we read." St. Bernard of Clairvaux tells us that "spiritual reading and prayer are the arms by which hell is conquered and paradise won."

What exactly should we be reading during this spiritual and moral worldwide-cataclysm?

First and foremost are the best spiritual books we can find and religious writings that help us see through the darkness amidst this post-Vatican II decimation. Sacred Scripture is a given. Dom Gueranger’s, “The Liturgical Year” set also speaks volumes (all fifteen of them). Most of you would also be familiar with gems such as, “Imitation of Christ,” and “The Sinner’s Guide.” Therefore, this episode won’t be covering any of these, nor other commonly-known spiritual books, but will bring to the table some less well known, yet likewise indispensable writings.

Hostess Theresa - who attends Mary Help of Christians (Melbourne) mission, that provides the Traditional (Tridentine) Latin Mass to faithful Catholics throughout Australia - welcomes back Jacinta, and they are joined by Mike and Matthew, to rave about some special books that comprise a little piece of their Catholic homes.

You can show your appreciation by supporting the Australian Mission where Theresa and most of her guests are based by helping out with this crowd funder (remember that your USD goes a lot further in Australian dollars!):  and 

Episode Notes:

The Importance of Spiritual Reading - St. Alphonsus Liguori

Original Air Date: April 12, 2016
Show Run Time: 1 hour 9 minutes
Show Guest(s): Jacinta, Mike, Matthew
Show Host(s): Theresa

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