Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Well, for an early Father's Day gift, my wife bought me a nice little MP3 player (which I must say i am simply amazed at the quality for the low price). Of course, I have been spending all my time trying to figure out how I can use it for the things I like - namely Catholicism and Classical Music. I thought I'd use this blog post to share a tiny bit about how awesome an MP3 player can be in building your faith and what kind of resources I've found so far. Feel free to throw out suggestions, I'm new at this.

First, from Rosary Army you can download the rosary for every day of the week. Awesomely enough, it takes the exact amount of time for them to say one rosary with me on the MP3 player as it does to walk from our house to my office.

Next, we have a group who have been recording the entire Liturgy of the Hours for EVERY DAY! That really helps me stay on track for praying the Divine Office.

How about a monastary that records their daily office and shares it with us?

EWTN offers a lot of interesting things, including quite a few offerings from one of my favorite priests, Father Mitch Pacwa.

For the classical music fan, I found Classic Cat - the largest collection of free (legal!) classical music up on the web.

And finally, I must talk about my favorite find so far - SaintCast. This is an amazingly well done podcast that deals each weak with a different Saint and about teaching us about the Communion of Saints in general. Check it out!


The Catholic Journeyman said...

wow...what took you so long ;).

~Joseph the Worker said...

Well I just downloaded your podcasts, so expect some feedback from me soon.

SQUELLY said...

Cool! I didn't know about lots of these. There is a good one called 'pray as you go' by jesuit media too

mel said...

Great ideas! and so handy to have all that nearby and on the mp3. I use mine frequently to receive all that encouragement.

~Joseph the Worker said...

Thanks for that link Squelly! And I agree Mel, it makes it so that I don't just push off my prayers as often either.

The Catholic Journeyman said...

You'll probably fall asleep hearing mine...this one is more up your alley and its in my daily playlist;


Julie D. said...

Don't forget that you can pick up some classic books at Forgotten Classics (also on iTunes). We're reading Uncle Tom's Cabin and it is a Christian classic. :-)

~Joseph the Worker said...

Thanks so much Julie! That is a great resource.