The Life of Saint Charles Borromeo Audio CD
Title: Saint Charles Borromeo
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Audio CD Disc
Saint Charles Borromeo
Hero of the Counter Reformation
God is so good. He made a promise which He has always kept. He has been a faithful God to a very unfaithful people. We are our own worst enemies, but God always bails us out. We’re talking in this instance about the great heretical movement spawned by Martin Luther in the early Sixteenth Century, a pure flame from hell which grew and grew until it exploded into epidemic proportions.
Luther was a victim of his own ego. He was used and abused as a pawn by the powers that ruled Germany during that period. By the time Martin Luther was dying, he had lost all power; the reformation had gotten completely out of his control. Luther had to prepare himself to meet God the Father and explain how and why he left the people of God at the mercy of maniacs and wholesale murderers such as John Calvin in Switzerland, Henry VIII, and in years to come, Oliver Cromwell in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Luther made a statement before he died, “I wanted to get rid of one pope; I created a hundred popes.” And it continued to get worse, with all blame being heaped on the shoulders of this dissident Augustinian priest.
We have often said that in times of crisis, God sends us Miracles of the Eucharist, Apparitions of Our Lady, Angelic intercessions and Saints and Other Powerful Men and Women in our Church. This account is about one of those powerful men, a true hero in our Church, Charles Cardinal Borromeo, Defender of the Faith of the Sixteenth Century. He was one of God’s soldiers along with Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), Philip Neri and Pope Saint Pius V, who went to battle against Luther, Calvin and all the betrayers of the Church; and became heroes of the Counter-Reformation.
Created CCD in its original form
We tell you about his life beginning in Arona, birthplace of Saint Charles.
Then about Pavia, where he attended the University, and Trent, where he worked on the Council of Trent,
Also Rome and Milan where he was Archbishop.