Summary: Audio Sancto is a podcast of sermons in plain English on Catholic dogma, doctrine, and devotion.
Sermon titled "The Holy Name of Jesus: The Battle of Belgrade (1456)" given on Sunday January 5, 2014. Size: 6.9 MB; duration: 20:14. The Holy Name of Jesus, at which every knee will bend in heaven, on earth and in hell, is immeasurably powerful to save. Jesus promised that whatsoever we should ask of the Father in His Name would be given to us; for this reason, the Church concludes all her prayers by invoking that Name. The Holy Name of Jesus is powerful to save both individuals and nations: it was by invoking the Holy Name of Jesus, under the leadership of Saint John Capistrano, that the outnumbered Hungarian Christians gained victory over the Turks in the Battle of Belgrade in 1456.
Sermon titled "Spiritual Ambidexterity" given on Wednesday January 1, 2014. Size: 5.2 MB; duration: 15:15. A reflection on how we can avoid losing our peace in this year no matter what happens. Let us pray to love our Cross and be thankful for whatever happens. Doing this, we can turn what is of the left hand and unfavorable to what is of the right hand and fortunate.
Sermon titled "The Prophecies of Simeon and The Seven Sorrows of Mary" given on Sunday December 29, 2013. Size: 6.5 MB; duration: 18:58.
Sermon titled "Active Love Is a Harsh and Fearful Thing Compared to Love in Dreams" given on Sunday December 29, 2013. Size: 7.6 MB; duration: 22:16. How important it is to be well grounded in humility and self-denial in this time where modernism reigns. Today, man is trying to make God conform to his ideas, to man's ways. This is a dream that is easily manipulated by the devil, a dream that causes man to carve out for himself a psychological and emotional pit that he, sooner or later, falls into when the reality hits us. What is that reality? God came down to show us His way: God became man so that man might become God. He gives us the Way, starting at Christmas. It is the way of the Lamb that all Saints followed, withersoever He led. This is the way of Calvary, of the Cross. This is true love, which to our poor nature and littleness of mind is harsh and fearful.
Sermon titled "Christian Restorations Start from Caves" given on Wednesday December 25, 2013. Size: 5.8 MB; duration: 16:51. History shows that authentic efforts to restore all things in Christ have at various times and places retreated to caves. This is because Christ Himself began all His efforts to restore the fallen world from a cave (at His Nativity and at His Resurrection). This is also because fallen man does not easily give in to the restoration demanded by God. Thus, at this moment in history we are retreating but should not lose our peace nor despair if only we seek out that Cave where He, Christ Our King, can be found. Then, at the right time the restoration will start afresh and will again sweep the world and bring with it a period of peace.
Sermon titled "Chistmas Offers Us Immobility with God" given on Wednesday December 25, 2013. Size: 6.3 MB; duration: 18:28. Christmas offers us the ability to become immobile -- immovable with Christ -- Who is the unshakable foundation of all creation. We find this stability in the Crib and in ourselves when we are in a state of grace. This is something that is seen clearly through many positive examples of the martyrs and saints as well as negative examples of the heretics and those like them. Whereas the world wants us to move and give way to progress, true peace is found in the immobility of resting with God.
Sermon titled "Sacraments Do What They Signify: Baptism Cleanses Us From Sin" given on Sunday December 22, 2013. Size: 11.6 MB; duration: 33:46.
Sermon titled "Hatred of Heresy" given on Sunday December 22, 2013. Size: 8.9 MB; duration: 25:58. A reflection on how evil and hateful heresy is to God, so it should be to us too. But how easily we dismiss it and overlook it, only to our very great danger. The devil can greatly influence and ruin us based on the errors and heresies that we have causally accepted and allowed to enter into our minds. How inspiring are the quotes from Father Fredrick Faber: how needed they are today! Let us pray as he prayed to hate heresy. Our Lord is want to give gifts on Christmas. May this be one of His gifts to us!
Sermon titled "Saint Thomas the Apostle and the Virgin Birth" given on Saturday December 21, 2013. Size: 3.8 MB; duration: 11:10.
Sermon titled "The Importance of Timely Baptism" given on Sunday December 15, 2013. Size: 9.6 MB; duration: 27:49.
Sermon titled "Stir Up Thy Might O Lord: The Beginning of the Reconquista of Spain" given on Sunday December 15, 2013. Size: 6.2 MB; duration: 18:11.
Sermon titled "Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Christ the King" given on Thursday December 5, 2013. Size: 10.6 MB; duration: 30:55. A simple look at two hearts. One the story of Dorian Grey, written by Oscar Wilde, the other of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Do we choose the World's pleasures or do we acknowledge the merciful Heart of Christ Our Lord? By hiding our heart from ourself, the family and even some of our friends we eventually see how ugly is our conscience. Our God is dead to us! On the other hand we acknowledge the enthronement of the Sacred Heart along with our whole family. Our soul can be renewed, forgiven and given graces beyond compare is we ask Jesus from our heart to accept us.
Sermon titled "The Mystical Significance of the Missal" given on Sunday December 1, 2013. Size: 11.3 MB; duration: 32:50. During the Extraordinary Form Mass, the Missal, which represents worship, is moved from the Epistle (south) side of the altar to the Gospel (north) side, then back again to the Epistle side. This symbolizes salvation history from the First Coming of Christ to the end of time. When Christ first came, the Jews (the south side) rejected Him, and so the Gospel was preached to the Gentiles (the north side). Then, toward the end of time, the Gentiles will reject the Gospel and resume paganism, and the Jews will embrace the Gospel, symbolized by the movement of the Missal back to the Epistle side of the altar. A discussion of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church on the Great Apostasy and coming of Antichrist, the signs of the times, and a stunning appraisal by then-Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of our present situation in relation to the consummation of the world.
Sermon titled "The End of the World is Pre-announced" given on Sunday November 24, 2013. Size: 6.2 MB; duration: 18:10. God proved that the Incarnation was His work in two ways: by pre-announcing it and by miracles. There is no other founder of any religion whose birth was pre-announced; God pre-announced the birth of Christ so that we might not be fooled by impostors. Similarly, the end of the world is pre-announced: we have been given types of the end of the world, such as the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem; and we have been given the signs to look for that will tell us when the end is immanent, so that we may be prepared. Most of all, since we must stand in judgment before God after death, we must be prepared for the end of our own world, and the destruction of the temples that are our bodies.
Sermon titled "Saint Lydwine and the Passion of the Church" given on Sunday November 24, 2013. Size: 8 MB; duration: 23:15. The Church in Her Passion is the "Body" or "cadaver" spoken of in the Gospel, and the saints are the eagles who find Her, love Her, serve Her, and suffer for Her. The victim soul Saint Lydwine is a type of this reality. She has much more to teach us; you can order her biography here.