COMPLETE [Religious] Sermons for all the Sundays in the year (Sermons I - XXV), by Saint Alphonsus Liguori-mas

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Post by ancientchristian » April 4th, 2021, 12:35 pm

Sermons for all the Sundays in the year (Sermons I - XXV), by Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696 - 1787), translated by Nicholas Callan (1799 - 1864)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/sermons-for-all-the-sundays-in-the-year-vol1-by-saint-alphonsus-liguori/
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 from Wikipedia and the preface)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/sermonsforallsun00ligu/page/16/mode/2up

Target completion date: 2021-08-17

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Last edited by ancientchristian on May 14th, 2021, 9:51 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 5th, 2021, 7:39 pm

AC,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by ancientchristian » April 6th, 2021, 2:13 am

Mary Ann, thanks for taking this one on. However, this one has some glitches for reading. 1) The references are quite dense. My plan is to skip non-Biblical references, (e.g. things like "Lib. x. de Chord.,c. ii.") and reduce the Bible references to Book Chapter, i.e. Job xx 4,5 -> "Job 20" or just skip them when they are not relevant. I'm assuming these references would have been added by an editor or the translator and would not have been in the original sermons anyway. 2) There is also some Latin, often those Bible passages. The plan here is to skip the Latin when the English translation directly follows it, but if not then I'll just say the Latin... as best as I can.

Let me know if these shortcuts are OK.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 7th, 2021, 9:12 am

Those both sound fine to me. I'd think of the references like footnotes, which are read at the reader's discretion, and I agree that if a text is translated, it is OK to read the one the listener is most likely to understand ...
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Post by ancientchristian » April 7th, 2021, 12:14 pm

Great. Then, I'll get to work on these.

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Post by wib66 » April 12th, 2021, 10:59 am

Hi if you are still looking for a DPL I would be happy to do that for you thanks

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Post by ancientchristian » April 12th, 2021, 1:30 pm

Yes please DPL this one. Thank you for the help.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 13th, 2021, 7:39 pm

Michele,
You have MW access.
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Post by ancientchristian » April 14th, 2021, 7:08 am

What do you think about opening this up as a group project? I'm not sure I can finish them all.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 14th, 2021, 7:46 am

Your choice AC. We would need to change the first post to the format for groups, I switch a toggle behind the scenes, and move us to readers wanted. So not difficult ....

Would need to make sure Michele is OK PLing as a group ... some people prefer to PL for solos and that is what she signed on for.

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Post by ancientchristian » April 17th, 2021, 4:48 am

I definitely can't do all these. Thanks for switching it over to a group project.

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Post by wib66 » April 17th, 2021, 5:06 am

Sorry not sure how I missed this post. I am more than happy to continue as DPL for this project.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 17th, 2021, 7:35 pm

OK, we have moved to readers wanted. I've removed you from the MW for the remaining open sections. You can claim put yourself back in for any that you intend to read.

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Post by ancientchristian » April 18th, 2021, 1:04 pm

Brilliant. Thank you Mary Ann.

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Post by wib66 » April 18th, 2021, 3:19 pm

Section 1 is PL OK thanks

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