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The apps we feature are all from Catholic MP3 Vault which offers streaming audio of Catholic lectures and readings.  Simply download the app in the selected category of interest and (with internet connection) start listening. You cannot download the recordings  unless you order them directly from Amazon. These apps come in a FREE version with a few recordings offered. You can upgrade to the paid version ($8.99) to open the entire set of audio recordings for that app. Be enamored with the rich variety of thought and inspiration by competent lecturers whose vintage recordings have been captured for our listening pleasure on line.

MP3 Vault is the result of a five-year digitizing and remastering process of old Catholic cassette libraries and audio files discovered by or presented to a secular Discalced Carmelite community, Our Lady of Confidence and St. Joseph who explain:

” Some of the original materials are from unknown sources. Much of the material comes from the Keep the Faith organization, from whom we gratefully have permission for use. These MP3s are streamed, not downloaded, so they take up no storage space on your device. A connection is required for the MP3 to play properly. If you prefer to own the MP3s, they may be purchased through Amazon.com.”

Hours and hours of recordings! If you are looking for good, solid, faithful instruction, these apps contain some timeless gems. Listen while driving, gardening, cooking, lounging–so enjoyable to listen to these offerings. Edifying and inspiring. Many of the recordings are pretty vintage. Expect to hear scratches and pops as you would listening to an old record on a turntable.


 

 Venerable Fulton Sheen Audio Library  (Free- lite version with select recordings to listen to)($9.99 upgrade for complete version)  | Android | Apple

MP3 collection of 284 talks given by the great 20th Century pioneer Catholic televangelist. You can upgrade by purchasing the full version to have access to 284 talks! Here’s a video demo to give you an idea of the audio quality:


Catholic History– (Free- lite version with select recordings to listen to) Android | Apple

A detailed audio history of Christianity and the Catholic Church from the 1st Century to the 20th Century, covering Eastern and Western Christian development and events. All speakers and content are 100% faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.


MP3 Cardinal Newman (Free- lite version with select recordings to listen to)  Android | Apple

From developer:  Listen to almost 200 sermons of the recently beautified great Catholic preacher and writer, John Henry Cardinal Newman, on Scripture themes, Feast Days, and many subjects having to do with the human experience, Church teaching, and spiritual growth. Download the app for free and sample talks in each category listing. Upgrade to the full version to have unlimited access to the complete library of talks. Internet connection required to access audio files; yet, because they’re not downloaded, it saves space on your hard drive.


mp3-prayerCatholic Prayers  (Free- lite version with select recordings to listen to)  Android | Apple

This app is not a collection of audio prayers, although you will have recording of the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. This app offers instruction about prayer and meditation along with a history of popular devotions like the Rosary. The recordings are all vintage. Expect to hear scratches and pops as you would listening to an old record on a turntable.


mp3-coursesCatholic Courses (Free- lite version with select recordings to listen to)  Android | Apple

From developers: “Hours of lectures in subjects such as Thomistic Philosophy, Moral Theology, the Saints, Political Theory, Scripture, and more.” Heady and weighty but not out of reach for most Catholics who want an opportunity to sink their intellectual teeth into something of substance and depth.


mp3-teachingMP3 Catholic Teaching  (Free- lite version with select recordings to listen to)  Android | Apple
From developers: “…allows you to listen to talks on the teachings of the Catholic Church on subjects such as the Commandments, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Mary, Chastity, the Eucharist, Marriage, and more.” A nice compiling of teaching ideal for RCIA candidates and Catholics seeking general faith formation. Unique introduction to some Catholic teachings for inquiring non-Catholics.

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mp3-insight Catholic Insight  (Free- lite version with select recordings to listen to) Android | Apple
 From developers: “Hours of talks on Catholic thought, the pursuit of truth, and personal spiritual development.  Features talks by Saint John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.”

 

mp3-saintsxMP3 Saints (Free- lite version with select recordings to listen to) Android  | Apple

From developers: “A collection of almost 200 MP3s on the lives of the saints, told as narratives, dramatizations, or in a series.”

Ideal for that family car ride. How about loading this onto your child’s mobile device? Of course, you’ll be edified as well.

audio-catholic booksAudio Catholic Books MP3 ($8.99)  Apple
 For the price of a single book you get 10 Catholic spiritual classics in MP3 format to enjoy listening to any time you have internet connection. These are not downloaded to your device, so you don’t have to take up valuable memory space. Beyond these books, you can add to your audio library with more selections at just .99 cents ea. This audio collection includes:

– “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas a Kempis
– “Confessions” by St. Augustine
– “The Introduction to the Devout Life” by St. Francis de Sales
– “True Devotion to Mary” by St. Louis de Montfort
– “Practice of the Presence of God” by Br. Lawrence of the Resurrection
– “The Ascent of Mt. Carmel” by St. John of the Cross
– “The Friendship of Christ” by Mgsr. Robert Hugh Benson
– “The Interior Castle” by St. Teresa of Avila
– “The Way of Perfection” by St. Teresa of Avila
– “The Story of a Soul”; The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux (the Little Flower)

Catholic Audio Bible in MP3 format (Trial version is free) Android | Apple

Requires internet connection. Douay-Reims translation of Latin Vulgate in which you can listen to the entire Catholic Bible, both Old and New Testament. The trial version is the lite version which you can download for free and sample a few Scripture chapters. Upgrade to the Pro version to have unlimited access to the complete Old and New Testament. These MP3’s are streamed, not downloaded, so they take up no storage space on your device. Keep in mind, this is not a high-tech modern recording. Developers note this is a vintage recording digitally transferred from tape recordings. You may enjoy that particular audio ambience coupled with the male reader’s British accent.

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