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  • The Trials of Saint Patrick

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    The Trials of Saint Patrick is the epic story of one man's spiritual odyssey through hardship and loss, mercy, and forgiveness. Dramatized with a fresh boldness by the Augustine Institute Radio Theatre, the characters will come alive through the talents of dozens of accomplished, award-winning ac...

  • Brother Francis: The Barefoot Saint of Assisi

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    If you think you know Francis of Assisi, you're in for a surprise. Discover the astonishing life of Brother Francis, the fun-loving son of wealth and privilege who gave up everything for the sake of Christ. As a young soldier, he encountered suffering. As a victim of war, he began a search for in...

  • The Legends of Robin Hood

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    Hero. Outlaw. Faithful. Rogue. Champion. Vigilante.

    The child of a reputable family and a faithful son of the Church, Robert of Locksley had no intention of becoming an outlaw. But the relentless cruelty and tyranny by the elite nobility of England demanded that someone rise up to give answer....

  • Ode to Saint Cecilia

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    Ode to Saint Cecilia tells the dramatic story of a modest young woman from Rome whose life transcends time to influence poets, composers, sculptors, and painters. A patron saint to some, a muse to others, Cecilia has inspired George F. Handel, John Dryden, Henry Purcell, Stefan Maderno, John Wate...

  • Truth and Life Dramatized Audio Bible

    1 season

    The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible New Testament is a celebrity-voiced "radio drama" of the entire RSV-CE New Testament. More than 70 actors help bring the scriptures to life in this 22-hour audio production, complete with movie-quality sound effects and an original music score. This award-w...

  • John of the Cross: The Living Flame of Love

    As a young priest, John of the Cross (1542-1591) is confronted with the corruption of his Carmelite Order, and sets out to live a truly contemplative life. His religious brothers, resenting his holiness and asceticism and his efforts to reform the order, imprison him in a closet for nine torturou...

  • Therese: The Story of a Soul

    A pampered child from a middle-class 19th century French family, Therese Martin journeys to Rome to beg Pope Leo XIII for permission to enter the Carmelite monastery at the unheard-of age of 15. Once admitted she experiences the joys and rigors of monastic life and makes the surprising yet simple...

  • Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz

    Arrested by the Gestapo and sent to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp, a priest comes forward to take the place of a fellow prisoner condemned to die in the starvation bunker. Saint Maximilian Kolbe’s riveting true story comes to life in this powerful one-man audio performance, adapted fr...

  • The Song of Songs

    It has been said that everything in the world is not worth the day in which the Song of Songs was given to Israel.  Combining dramatic interpretation and music, actors Leonardo and Patti Defilippis present a prayerful meditation on the love of the bridegroom and the bride. Their performance capt...

  • Saint Francis: Troubadour of God's Peace

    The son of a prosperous merchant in 12th century Italy, Francis enjoys a carefree life of drinking and carousing with his friends. Yet he is drawn to God, and one day, while he is praying in the church of San Damiano, the crucifix miraculously speaks to him.

    “Francis,” Jesus says, “do you not ...

  • The Gospel According to John

    “I honestly believe that nothing has theologically formed me more in all my 15 years of studies toward the priesthood than the Gospel of John, especially through Leonardo’s audio performance. I listened to the CD – a lot. After just a year, I basically had the whole thing memorized, and I still l...

  • Tolton: From Slave to Priest

    Meet America’s first Black Priest, Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, in this audio drama adapted from our live stage production. The drama opens with nine-year-old Augustus Tolton’s harrowing escape from slavery to freedom. In a leaky boat with bullets whizzing overhead, his mother courageously r...

  • The Gift of Peace: The First Six Chapters of St. Luke's Gospel Audio

    Capturing the infancy and early ministry of Jesus Christ, this unique one-man dramatization is taken verbatim from Scripture and adapted from the live stage production. Actor Leonardo Defilippis transforms himself into the aged and suspicious Zechariah, the trusting and humble young Mary, the cyn...

  • Vianney Speaks: The Sermons of the Curé of Ars

    Listen to the inspiring sermons and intimate prayers of Saint John Vianney (1786- 1859), patron saint of parish priests, whose piercing insights and humor continue even today to inspire conversion and repentance. Born on the eve of the French Revolution, John Vianney witnessed the intense perse...

  • Vianney: The Riveting Live Drama

    A homely peasant who nearly flunked out of the seminary, Jean Vianney is sent to the obscure and faithless French village of Ars. There the devil, threatened by this pastor’s zeal for souls, regularly visits the rectory to tempt and torment him, even trying to smash the furniture. At first people...

  • The Passion According to Saint Luke

    In a captivating one-man dramatization, Shakespearean actor Leonardo Defilippis vividly brings to life Saint Luke’s account of Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. Defilippis transforms himself into a multitude of characters: the treacherous Judas, the cynical Pharisees, and the repentant Sain...

  • The Confessions of St. Augustine

    Actor Leonardo Defilippis captures the poetry and passion of Saint Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430) in a performance that is accessible and deeply moving. The play is astonishingly relevant for our own times. Augustine struggled with promiscuity, fathered a child out-of-wedlock and dabbled in a “n...

  • The Truth to Inspire Series

    1 season

    The Truth to Inspire Series offers captivating audio dramatizations for children of the lives of saints and well-known Marian apparitions in order to teach them more about the Catholic Faith.

  • Walking with Jesus: The Rosary Prayers in Song

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    Let your heart be filled with the joy of God's wonderful love as you listen to these powerfully moving songs depicting the life, death, Resurrection, and glory of His Son through the prayers of the Rosary.
    Songs include:

    The Rosary Song
    The Sign of the Cross
    The Apostles' Creed
    The Our Father
    T...

  • The Story of Christmas: An Audio Drama About the First Christmas

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    Children will enjoy this heartwarming dramatization that recounts the story of the very first Christmas, as told by Brother Francis. With music, songs, and engaging storytelling, you will experience the wonderful events that led up to the birth of God's Son and the story of redemption.

  • The King is Born: A Collection of Christmas Praises in Song

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    Bask in the warmth and joy of Christmas with a mixture of traditional and new songs that fill the heart with worship and praise. A wonderful way of remembering Who we celebrate during the holiday season.