Homilies and Lectures

This is a list of legally free ebooks of homilies or sermons, lectures, and addresses or speeches by Catholics.

  • The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church: Sermons from the German, adapted and edited, Volume II, by the Rev. Edward Jones, with an Introduction by the Most Rev. John Ireland (St. Louis, London: B. Herder, 1913). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive [N.B., This volume collects discourses on the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist.]
  • The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church: Sermons from the German, adapted and edited, Volume III, by the Rev. Edward Jones, with an Introduction by the Most Rev. John Ireland (Freiburg (Baden); St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder, 1913). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library  [N.B., This volume collects discourses on the sacraments of penance, matrimony, orders, and unction, and on education. The OL index age incorrectly provides the image of Volume II.]
  • The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church: Sermons from the German, adapted and edited, Volume IV, by the Rev. Edward Jones, with an Introduction by the Most Rev. John Ireland (St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder, 1916). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive [N.B., This volume collects discourses on God, Christ, and grace.]
  • The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church: Sermons from the German, adapted and edited, Volume V, by the Rev. Edward Jones, with an Introduction by the Most Rev. John Ireland (St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder, 1916). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive [N.B. This volume includes discourses on the moral law and the last things.]
  • The Blessed Sacrament the Centre of Immutable Truth: a sermon preached at the opening of the Pro-Cathedral of S. Wilfrid’s, York, by Henry Edward Cardinal Manning (London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The Catechism of Rodez Explained in Form of Sermons; a work equally useful to the clergy, religious communities, and faithful, by Abbé Luche, curé of Montbazens, John Thein (St Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1898). With the episcopal recommendation of Bishop of Cleveland and the approbation of the Bishop of Rodez. Available on Open Library and  Internet Archive.
  • Catholic oratory: a compilation of sacred and sublime orations, by James Gibbons. Available at Internet Archive.
  • Christ is passing by, by St. Josemaria Escriva. May be read online at Josemaria Escriva (copyright Studium Foundation, rights reserved).
  • The Certainty of Divine Faith: a sermon preached on the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, 1853, in the Church of St. Gregory the Great, in Rome; at the solemn benediction of the Right Reverend Father M. Bernard Burder, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Lambert, 1854). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Christ and Antichrist: a sermon at the mass of Requiem for those who fell in defence of Rome, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Longmans, Green, 1867). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive .
  • Christ, the One Master of All, Sermon by St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio. Translated from the Quaracchi Edition of the Opera Omnia S. Bonaventurae, Vol. V, 1891, pp. 567-574, with original notes. Latin-English text available at Franciscan Archive.
  • Christ; the Preacher: Sermons for Every Sunday of the Ecclesiastical Year, by Rev. David S. Phelan (St. Louis, Mo., B. Herder, 1905). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive. (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: St. Michael’s College – University of Toronto).
  • The Divinity of Christ, by Joseph Rickaby, S.J.  (London, Edinburgh: Sands & Company; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1906). With Imprimatur. Part of the Westminster Lectures (Second Series), edited by the Rev. Francis Aveling. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The Fourfold Sovereignty of God, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns, Oates, 1871). Available at Internet Archive. [N.B., According to Cardinal Manning foreword, this is intended to complete the subject of the lectures on the Four Great Evils of the Day.]
  • Four Great Evils of the Day, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns, Oates, and Co., 1871). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B. Lectures on “The Revolt of the Intellect against God”, “The Revolt of the Will against God”, “The Revolt of Society from God”, and “Spirit of Antichrist”]
  • Four-Square; or, The Cardinal Virtues: Addresses to Young Men, by Joseph Rickaby, S.J. (New York: Joseph F. Wagner, 1908). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive  and Open Library.
  • The Grounds of Faith: Four Lectures delivered in St. George’s Church, Southwark [or, Manning’s Lectures on the Grounds of Faith], by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Lambert, 1852). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive. [Listed on the Table of Contents are: Revealed truth definite and certain; The church a historical witness; The church a divine witness; Rationalism the legitimate consequence of private judgment].
  • Help Nearest when Need Greatest: a sermon preached in the Synod of Oscott on Sunday, July 11, 1852, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Lambert, 1852). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • In love with the Church, by St. Josemaria Escriva. May be read online at Josemaria Escriva.(copyright Studium Foundation, rights reserved)
  • Lectures, by Henry Edward Manning (Baltimore: J.B. Piet). Includes: The Four Great Evils of the Day, The Sovereignty of God, and The Grounds Of Faith. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. 
  • Lectures: The Four Great Evils of the Day, The Sovereignty of God, The Grounds Of Faith, by Henry Edward Cardinal Manning (New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Lenten sermons, by Augustine Wirth, O.S.B. (Elizabeth, NJ, 1891). Available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • Miscellanies, Volume 1, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1877). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Miscellanies, Volume 2, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1877). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Miscellanies, Volume 3, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1877). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Notes of Spiritual Retreats and Instructions, given by Rev. John Morris. S.J. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers; London : Art and Book Co., 1894). Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • On Holy Images (Followed by Three Sermons on the Assumption), by St. John of Damascus (7th-8th century AD), translated from the original Greek by Mary W. Allies (London: Thomas baker, 1898). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Orations of Henry Austin Adams, with an introduction by James Cardinal Gibbons (St. Paul, Minn.: Adams-Cannon, 1903). With orations on Pope Leo XIII, Saint Thomas More, Blessed John Henry Newman, and Ludwig Windthorst, and on the destiny of Ireland. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • A Retreat for Women in Business: in fourteen conferences, by the Rev.  J. A. McMullan, C.SS.R. (New York : J.F. Wagner, 1916). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library .
  • Revelation and Creeds, by J. M’Intyre, D.D (London, Edinburgh: Sands; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder 1907). With Imprimi Potest. Part of the Westminster Lectures (Third Series), edited by the Rev. Francis Aveling. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Rome and the Revolution: a Sermon, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Longmans, Green, 1867). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Sacred eloquence, or, The theory and practice of preaching, by Thomas Joseph Potter (New York: Pustet, 1920?). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • Science and Religion: Lectures on the Reasonableness of Christianity and the Shallowness of Unbelief, by Most Rev. Roger Bede Vaughan (Baltimore: J.B. Piet, 1879). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – Our Lord, the Blessed Mother and the Saints, Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – Our Lord, the Blessed Mother and the Saints II, by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – Penance, by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Christian Virtues by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Christian Virtues – II by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Different States in Life by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Different States in Life – II by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Four Last Things by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Four Last Things – II by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Seven Deadly Sins by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Seven Deadly Sins – II by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons for Christmas and Epiphany, by St. Augustine, translated and annotated by Thomas Comerford Lawler (Westminster, Maryland: Newman Press; London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1952). Ancient Christian Writers: Works of the Fathers in Translation (edited by Johannes Quasten and Joseph C. Plumpe), No. 15. Available at Internet Archive.
  • The Sermons of St. Anthony of Padua. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Sermons on Ecclesiastical Subjects, Volume 1, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns, Oates, 1870). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Sermons on Ecclesiastical Subjects, Volume 2, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns, Oates, 1870). Available at Internet Archive.
  • Sermons on Ecclesiastical Subjects, Volume 3, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns, Oates, 1870). Available at Internet Archive.
  • Spiritual Retreats: Notes of Meditations and Considerations given in the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Roehampton, by Most Rev. George Porter, S.J. (London: Burns & Oates; New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1888). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.

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