Summary: Audio Sancto is a podcast of sermons in plain English on Catholic dogma, doctrine, and devotion.
Sermon titled "Thanks to God for His Many Gifts" given on Sunday January 26, 2003. Size: 2 MB; duration: 08:55.
Sermon titled "Doing the Will of God" given on Saturday January 25, 2003. Size: 1.7 MB; duration: 07:20.
Sermon titled "The Sacrament of Confession" given on Friday January 24, 2003. Size: 2.2 MB; duration: 09:29. The parable of the Good Samaritan can be compared to us today. The wounded man represents mankind, fallen in sin and the Good Samaritan represents Christ. Confession to a priest humbles us. Confession softens our hard hearts as we see all of our faults and transgressions. Confession wipes away the eternal punishment of sin by the self accusation of our sins. Confession help prevent sin by the sanctifying grace we receive.
Sermon titled "Purgatory, Pay Now or Pay Later" given on Thursday January 23, 2003. Size: 5 MB; duration: 21:56. One of the greatest Popes, Innocent III, died and appeared to Saint Lutgarda in flames and told her that he was expiating three faults that he had to make atonement for. Innocent III was considered one of the most holy popes in the middle ages. Saint Lutgarda and her sisters prayed for him to relieve his purgatory time. At Fatima, the Blessed Mother told the children that a girl from their village was saved, but had to stay in purgatory until the end of the world. Purgatory is the place where the members of the church suffering live. All souls in purgatory are saved, but they have to make amends for their sins on earth. There are two pains in purgatory. The delay of the beatific vision and the pain of sense. There are 3 reasons for souls in purgatory. They are making amends for sins, both mortal and venial, they died for venial sins that have not been forgiven and people have the remains of sin on their soul. We must pray for those in purgatory, as well as obtaining indulgences that we can offer up for the pour souls in purgatory.
Sermon titled "Mary, Blessed Art Thou Among Women" given on Wednesday January 22, 2003. Size: 2.9 MB; duration: 12:51. The Church Fathers thought of Genesis 3:15 as a miniature Gospel. The Fathers taught that Jesus was the seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15 as He is the only human born without a human father. Christ is the new Adam and The Blessed Virgin is the new Eve. There are multiple references to this prophecy in the Old Testament. Saint Elizabeth was the first person to prophecy this in the New Testament at the Visitation, to which Mary responded: "henceforth all generations shall call me blessed" (Luke 1:48).
Sermon titled "The Virtue of Humility" given on Tuesday January 21, 2003. Size: 3.2 MB; duration: 14:02. Humility is so important for our moral life, that Jesus commanded us to be humble. According to Saint Bernard, there are three types of people who claim to be humble: people who feel humble; people who think they are humble; people who actually are humble. We need to remember we are creatures who depend on God, and that God is the Creator who depends on nothing. Since creatures were made from nothing, if God walked away from us, we would return to nothingness. The only thing that man can claim as being truly his is sin, and realizing this is our first step toward being truly humble.
Sermon titled "The Angels: Feast of Saint Michael" given on Monday January 20, 2003. Size: 3.8 MB; duration: 16:39. Angels have the ability to know, love and have power over matter, but they have no parts, size or shape. Angels can place images into man's imagination. However it is not only good angels that can place images, the Devil can also place images so we must never pray for images to be placed into our head, as we are inviting the demonic. Pope Leo XIII had a vision where Satan boasted to Jesus that he could destroy the Church if he had more power and more time (about 75 to 100 years). Jesus agreed to give Satan the time and power to do this. As a result of this vision Pope Leo XIII created the Saint Michael prayer.
Sermon titled "The True Pentecost" given on Sunday January 19, 2003. Size: 3.4 MB; duration: 14:56.
Sermon titled "Fighting Temptation and Conquering Sin" given on Saturday January 18, 2003. Size: 5.1 MB; duration: 22:19.
Sermon titled "The City of God, the City of Man" given on Friday January 17, 2003. Size: 5.6 MB; duration: 24:38.
Sermon titled "Family Virtues" given on Thursday January 16, 2003. Size: 2.5 MB; duration: 11:03. When Joseph or Mary told the child Jesus something, He listened to them. They stood in the place of God. Parents can make Saints by imitating Mary and Joseph and creating a virtuous household. They must keep out immodest clothes and all forms of materialism and luxury, employing prayer and penance. They must ban bad books, bad television, and bad magazines. Habitual prayer, especially as a family, is the most important thing for creating a virtuous Christian home.
Sermon titled "Leave Gates the Way You Found Them" given on Wednesday January 15, 2003. Size: 5.4 MB; duration: 23:43.
Sermon titled "Follow the Good Shepherd" given on Tuesday January 14, 2003. Size: 4.9 MB; duration: 21:30.
Sermon titled "Christ is Risen, Indeed He is Arisen" given on Monday January 13, 2003. Size: 5 MB; duration: 21:53.
Sermon titled "The Martyrdom of Saint Peter" given on Sunday January 12, 2003. Size: 4 MB; duration: 17:32.