Today we are joined by the mighty Doctor of Grace, St. Augustine of Hippo (+430).
He preaches to us from sermo 103 about the tension of the contemplative life and the active life, about being attentive to the needs of the poor and about being quiet and reserved, about St. Martha, whose feast today is, and about her sister Mary.
Also, we have another installment of stories about the fictional don Camillo Tarocci, (+ A.D. … ?) parish priest of "The Little World" created by Giovanni Guareschi.
I began a new project in the last PODCAzT, namely, to read stories from The Little World of Don Camillo. At this point, some thousand or so of you have listened.
These delightful pieces are set in post-war Nothern Italy.
They blend brilliant insight into the human condition with solid applied Catholic Faith.
Today we hear two tales:
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Some of the last offerings (check out the PODCAzT PAGE):
066 08-07-25 don Camillo (part I): VM – advice on getting TLMs & “pro multis”
065 08-07-19 St. Ambrose “On mysteries”; Interview: Fr. Robert Pasley
064 08-07-15 Bonaventure on Christ “the door”; Interview – Fr. Timothy Finigan
063 08-07-12 Interview: Fr. Justin Nolan, FSSP; consecrated hands, Holy Communion and the Rite of Baptism
062 08-06-26 Interviews with and by Fr. Z; What has Bp. Fellay really said?
061 08-05-17 Pope Leo I on a post-Pentecost weekday; Fr. Z rambles not quite aimlessly for a while
060 08-05-16 Pentecost customs; St. Ambrose on the dew of the Holy Spirit
059 08-05-15 Leo the Great on Pentecost fasting; Benedict XVI’s sermon for Pentecost Sunday
058 08-05-14 Ember Days; Chrysostom on St. Matthias; Prayer to the Holy Spirit
057 08-05-13 John Paul II on the unforgivable sin; Our Lady of Fatima and the vision of Hell
056 08-05-12 Octaves – Fr. Z rants & Augustine on Pentecost
055 08-05-03 Tertullian, again; Fr. Rutler and Fr. Z on Archbp. Marini’s book
054 08-04-29 Pro-Abortion Politicians and Communion; St. Ambrose and Emperor Theodosius
Oh, no! I collect one Don Camillo hardback per year, and now you are going to send their prices through the roof, Father!
I am really enjoying your readings of Don Camillo.
Please accept this praise as encouragement to continue the readings of don Camillo. They’re not only praiseworthy, but meaningful and ripe as summer fruit for meditation.
Dear Fr Zuhlsdorf,
I enjoyed how much your elocution is clearly intelligible even for a french speaking person like me ( indeed that’s the least we may expect from a good preacher).
But possibly the Holy Ghost enabled me like the Apostles on pentecost.