Nine Discourses Illustrative of the ‘Hail Mary’.
By Rev. Alexis M. Lepicier, O.S.M.
There is no prayer, except the Our Father that is more frequently used by the faithful than the ‘Hail Mary’. Properly analyzed this sublime prayer, commonly called the ‘Angelic Salutation,’ will be found to contain nine distinct portions, which a devout child of Mary may liken to nine precious gems adorning the diadem of our celestial Queen and corresponding to the wonderful privileges with which it has pleased the Holy Ghost to endow His Immaculate Spouse.
167 page book.
The life of the Virgin Mother. Illustrated by one hundred and fifty masterpieces of the world’s greatest painters, with inspired writings telling the story of the Saviour, Prophecies of the felicities attending His coming, His birth and childhood, His victory over Satan in the wilderness. The history and artist of the picture, along with the meaning, bring new insight to Catholic pictures we have seen many times. This volume presents to us Mary in the tracings of art, as art, guided by the teachings of Holy Writ and the inspirations of Christian piety, beholds Maid and Mother in her plenary loveliness of soul, and strives, in master strokes, to picture upon images of her fair countenance the radiations of that loveliness.
352 page book, SB, 6.5”x 9”. Impr.
A welcome collection, especially for Frequent Communicants. This booklet will be very helpful for spiritual Communions! This 64 page booklet contains 3 series of Devotions for Holy Communion, each series with prayers before and after Holy Communion. You will find the touching prayers of St. Gertrude and St. Leonard of Port Maurice and others. Also included are Mass Devotions and Prayers for a Novena of Communions. Imprimatur, 1943, 7th Edition.
For Month of May, Our Lady's Feasts, and Similar OccasionsBy The Rev. Nicholas O'Rafferty.Intended for the month of May, for the Feasts of Our Lady. However, the book is very informative and completely fitting for anytime of the year. In some countries such as Italy, as well in other places in the world, a sermon is preached every day in May. It is the writer’s hope and prayer that these humble discourses may promote and maintain true devotion to Our Blessed Lady. The life of Mary is told using scriptural passages in many cases.33 chapters. 250 page book. Impr,1948Slightly DefectivePages 12 and 13 were missing from the original printing and have been added manually.
Discourses On Our Lady - For Month of May, Our Lady's Feasts, and Similar Occasions By. Rev Nicholas O'RaffertyFor Month of May, Our Lady's Feasts, and Similar OccasionsBy The Rev. Nicholas O'Rafferty.Intended for the month of May, for the Feasts of Our Lady. However, the book is very informative and completely fitting for anytime of the year. In some countries such as Italy, as well in other places in the world, a sermon is preached every day in May. It is the writer’s hope and prayer that these humble discourses may promote and maintain true devotion to Our Blessed Lady. The life of Mary is told using scriptural passages in many cases.33 chapters. 250 page book. Impr,1948
By Rev. Alexis M. Lepicier, O.S.M.
Considerations on the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, enriched with examples drawn from the lives of the saints. This litany has been held in honor throughout the Church for many centuries: it is daily recited by millions of the faithful, and has even become an integral part in some of our public acts of worship. We, therefore, thought that it would not be out of place to inquire into its doctrinal meaning, and to give to light the fruits of our studies for the edification of Christian people. In this work the whole Marian theology is briefly set forth, while at the same time the principal dogmas of our Faith and the moral duties of the Christian are brought to mind.
321 page book.
by Rev. L. Fooley, S.V.D.
Contains thoughts and reflections suitable for the fulfillment of the First Saturday meditations. All one needs to do is ponder on one, or more, or all, of the Mysteries, for the period of fifteen minutes. Also contains A Way of the Cross suitable for First Saturday meditations.
59 page booklet.
A very efficacious devotion to obtain all kinds of graces.
By Commander Bartolo Longo, LL.D, translated from the eleventh italian edition by Luigi Caturelli.
O Queen of heavenly roses and never fading flowers, oh accept this mystical praise crown that we lay down at thy feet here below. Vouchsafe that all those who will practice the holy exercise proposed to Thy honor in the present work, may be made worthy of thy special protection. So be it!
With ecclesiastical approval. 527 pages.
By Father William Faber, D.D.
This Treatise was originally “sketched” for the first time in 1847. This book delves deep into the meaning of The Seven Sorrows of Our Blessed Mother, going into detail for each one. “We never advance more rapidly in love of the Son than when we travel by the Mother.” Each Sorrow is contained in its own chapter, it explains how Our Sorrowful Mother rejoiced in her sorrows.
556 page book.
Written by FR M. Meschler, S.J.
It contains the Excellences of the Rosary and the Best Method of reciting it. Not only must we pray often, we must also try to imitate the virtues shown forth in the Mysteries with meditations and vocal prayer, because meditation is of little value unless made practical.
Impr 1906. 160 pages.
St. Alphonsus Ligouri.
A great source of meditation on the Blessed Virgin. A very complete book about the Mother of God written in great detail and clear language.
Preface to the American Edition:
The edition of the “Glories of Mary” now presented to the Catholic public of America is the first complete translation of the work ever made into the English language. We trust that it will be found to retain the spirit of the learned and saintly author, and that it will be welcomed by the faithful in this country with the same delight which it has universally called forth in Catholic Europe.
802 page book. Impr 1934
Imprimatur 1909. 385 page book.From the Introduction:“In these day when the reality of modern miracles, as supernaturally caused events, is denied outright or looked upon with suspicion, and the appeal to miracles as motives of belief in supernatural truth seems to weaken even with some who profess to be Catholics, it is helpful to read such a book as this. It confirms one’s faith and lifts one above the narrow views of the prejudiced sciolists.”This is Dr. Boissarie’s 5th work on Lourdes, it embraces many of the more recent facts. May this volume of “Mary’s doctor” prove our Merciful Mother’s missionary to many troubled hearts and bring hosts of stray sheep into her Son’s fold.
Honor Mary Thy Mother!Fr. Wilfred G. Hurley C.S.P.Explains Communion of the Saints, God and his saints, the Blessed Virgin, her role, and scripture teachings. Explains why we should reverence Our Blessed Mother, why she is so deserving of our love, honor, and veneration. Also, explains why praying to a Saint, asking for them to pray for you is not idolatry.29 pages, Imprimatur: 1934.
There are fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary: five Joyful, which tell us about the early Life of Our Lord; five Sorrowful about His suffering; five Glorious, telling us what happened after He rose from the dead. It is not enough to say Our Fathers and Hail Marys. We must at the same time think of the story of each mystery. In this book two sets of thoughts are given, one thought might be read before each prayer. The more often we say our Rosary the nearer we shall get to Jesus and Mary. Our Lady herself has asked us to say the Rosary frequently.
The Virgin with the Golden Heart, the Story of Our Lady’s Apparitions at Beauraing.
Imprimatur, 1955. 32 page booklet.
Almost every American Catholic has heard the story of Our Lady’s appearance at Lourdes in 1858. Almost every American Catholic has also heard the story of her apparitions at Fatima in 1917. Less known is the story of her appearances at Beauraing, Belgium, in 1932 to 1933. Beauraing deserves to be more widely known in the United States. The words which Our Lady spoke at Beauraing are meant for all the world, not just for that five children to whom she spoke, and not just for the people of Europe.