"It is written, Not in bread alone doth man live, but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God."
In anticipation of Ash Wednesday tomorrow and mindful that some of our regular readers may be fasting from the internet this Lent we would like to provide you with some various resources so that as you abstain from many things you can replace them and nourish your spirit with nectar from the Fathers of Church, find refreshment in a Christian Classics and be given strength by devout preaching.
The Church Fathers where truly holy, wise and perfect men, who fighting bravely trampled the world underfoot, fed their flocks in a world of hunger, and defended the Church against the attacks of heretical wolves through their faithfulness to apostolic tradition. 46 Homilies total from Ash Wednesday all the Way to Holy Saturday cover various topics from True Repentance, Alms giving, Fasting to explanations of the Gospels are selected from various Fathers including : St. Augustine, St Chrysostom, St. Cyril, St. Cyprian and more!
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In my opinion this is the best narration of this Catholic Classic I have ever heard. The Imitation of Christ has had a massive influence on the Saints of the Church, St Therese at the end of her life only read from two books: The Bible and the Imitation of Christ, St Charbel started reading the Imitation of Christ as a child, and St Ignatius of Loyola drew much of the inspiration for his conferences from it.
Spiritual Conference on Heroic Virtue by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia,FI
In 4 Sections
Drawing heavily upon Pope Benedict XIV treaties on the Beatification and Canonization of the Servants of God, Fr. Ignatius provides a clear distinction between normal virtue and heroic virtue. Listening to these conferences are a great way to perhaps identify areas in our spiritual life that need improvement and to see how far we are from the perfection of the Saints.
Various Homilies description is in the title:
May God grant you a Holy Lent!