See this legally free audiobook and ebook:
- Saint Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal, by Louise M. Stacpoole-Kenny (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benzinger Bros., 1911). Includes a translation of the Encyclical “Editae Saepe” on St. Charles Borromeo of Pope Pius X.
- The audiobook may be streamed online, and is available in mp3 format, at Internet Archive, with another copy at Internet Archive, and at LibriVox (linked by this page of CatholicAudioBooks).
- The audiobook is also reproduced in video form on this page of Classic Catholic Audiobooks; at LibriVox Audiobooks; and at Full Audiobooks.
- The ebook may be read online, and is available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive (linked by this page of CatholicAudioBooks) and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
See also another work by the same holy bishop:
- Charles Borromeo’s “Instructiones Fabricae et Supellectilis Ecclesiasticae”, 1577, Book I and Book II, translated with commentary and analysis by Dr. Evelyn Voelker (+2008). The complete text is available in pdf format at EvelynVoelker.com.
- The original dissertation of Dr. Voelker, containing the translation of Book I, is also available: Charles Borromeo’s “Instructiones Fabricae et Supellectilis Ecclesiasticae”: A Translation with Commentary and Analysis, by Dr. Evelyn Voelker (Dissertation, Syracuse University, 1977). May be borrowed at Internet Archive (which requires an Internet Archive account, entailing a very simple signup), and may be accessed by ProQuest subscribers at Syracuse University Libraries.
- [Note 1: Dr. Voelker’s translation of St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Letter to the Clergy of Milan, on page 21 of her original dissertation, translates the title of the work as Instruction for Ecclesiastical Buildings and Furnishings.]
- [Note 2: Dr. Voelker’s original 1977 dissertation includes material unfortunately omitted in the text provided on EvelynVoelker.com, including her translation of St. Charles Borromeo’s Pastoral Letter to the Clergy of Milan, as well as her truly informative Notes to that letter.]
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