Sermons for all the Sundays in the year (Sermons XXVI - XLIII)


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These are the sermons of St. Alphonsus Liguori, who was an Italian Catholic bishop, and theologian. He is famous for founding the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists), and for his writings, which are among the most widely read in the Catholic world. His best-known works are The Glories of Mary and The Way of the Cross (still used in parishes for Lenten devotions).

He was canonized in 1839 and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1871.

The preface to these sermons (written by St. Alphonsus):

This work is entitled, ABRIDGED SERMONS FOR ALL THE SUNDAYS IN THE YEAR. They are called Abridged Sermons, because, although each contains abundant matter for a sermon, the sentiments are briefly expressed—not, however, so briefly as to render the sense obscure. Hence the work may be used for spiritual lectures. Diffuseness has been purposely avoided, that the preacher may extend the subject treated in the way which may appear best to him. A preacher will scarce ever deliver, with zeal and warmth, sentiments which he has not made in some manner his own. Hence the matter of each sermon has been condensed into a small compass, that the preacher may extend it according to his pleasure, and thus make it his own.

In each sermon there are many passages from the Scriptures and Holy Fathers, and a variety of reflections—perhaps too many for a single discourse—that the reader may select what will be most pleasing to him. The style is easy and simple, and therefore calculated to render the preaching of the Divine Word conducive to the salvation of souls. (Summary by ancientchristian and from the preface) (5 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Sermon XXVI Fifth Sunday After Easter - On The Conditions Of Prayer 17:21 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXVII Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, Or The Sunday Within The Octave Of T… 19:57 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXVIII Pentecost Sunday - On Conformity To The Will Of God 17:39 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXIX Trinity Sunday - On The Love Of The Three Divine Persons For Man 18:55 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXX First Sunday After Pentecost - On Charity To Our Neighbour 22:53 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXXI Second Sunday After Pentecost - On Holy Communion 15:41 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXXII Third Sunday After Pentecost - On The Mercy Of God Towards Sinners 17:16 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXXIII Fourth Sunday After Pentecost - Death Is Certain And Uncertain 19:34 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXXIV Fifth Sunday After Pentecost - On The Sin Of Anger 21:02 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXXV Sixth Sunday After Pentecost - On The Vanity Of The World 17:36 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXXVI Seventh Sunday After Pentecost - On The Education Of Children 23:46 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXXVII Eighth Sunday After Pentecost - On The Particular Judgment 18:44 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXXVIII Ninth Sunday After Pentecost - On The Death Of The Sinner 16:50 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XXXIX Tenth Sunday After Pentecost - On The Efficacy And Necessity Of Pr… 15:35 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XL Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost - On The Vice Of Speaking Immodestly 15:41 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XLI Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost - On The Abuse Of Divine Mercy 18:25
Sermon XLII Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost - On Avoiding Bad Company 14:03 Read by ancientchristian
Sermon XLIII Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost - All Ends, And Soon Ends 17:50 Read by ancientchristian