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Fabiola or The Church of the Catacombs

Cardinal Nicholas Patrick Wiseman

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Description:

This historical novel is set in Rome in the early 4th century AD, during the time of the cruel persecution of Christians under the Emperor Diocletian. The heroine of the book is Fabiola, a young pagan beauty from a noble Roman family. Fabiola seems to have everything, including a superior education in the philosophers, yet under the surface, she is not content with her life. One day, in a fit of rage, she attacks and wounds her slave girl Syra, who is a secret Christian. The proud, spoiled Roman girl is humbled by Syra's humility, maturity and devotion to her in this situation, and a slow transformation begins. Woven into this fictitious story are a number of martyrdom accounts of real-life Christian saints, including Saint Agnes, Saint Tarcisius and Saint Sebastian. Cardinal Wiseman wrote Fabiola in part as an answer to the vigorously anti-Catholic book Hypatia by Charles Kingsley. The novel was mainly aimed at the embattled Catholic minority in England, who had recently emerged from a half-illegal status. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

13h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:03


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

18:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

16:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

23:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

30:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

18:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

15:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

18:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

19:52