Devotion to St. Michael, most suitable for our times. Lucifer has placed his stamp upon the present age. Open and secret revolt against God and His Church, the spirit of criticism, unbelief and immorality are rampant. As a remedy against these frightful evils, we are urged to invoke the aid of that glorious prince of heaven who rendered all glory to God by conquering Lucifer and casting him into the abyss.
64 page booklet, Impr. 1946.
By Fr Daniel A Lord.
Nine chapters on the virtues of the Saints, with a special prayer for each day. From the introductory prayer: “Lord Jesus, who hast given us the saints as our models and patrons, we offer this novena to Thee in honor of Thy chosen Little Flower, St. Therese.
47 page booklet, Impr 1927.
By Father Lovasik.
First printed with Imprimatur in 1954, 40 page booklet.
This booklet is written to further devotion to one of the greatest of modern saints, Saint Pius X. Even in his lifetime he was called Il Santo - the Saint, and Pope Pius XII justly calls him “The Providential Saint of Our Times.” There is a very close relationship of spirit between these two glorious Pontiffs of the Church. Hence the reflections used in the Novena are taken from the writings of both. These writings beautifully portray the great heart of Saint Pius X.
By Rev. Pere Liagre, C.S.Sp.
From the preface:
The object of this book is the exposition of the spiritual teaching of St. Therese, known as the Little Way of Spiritual Childhood. It contains the very essence of St. Theres’s teaching expressed in the simplest manner possible, and is therefore excellent material either for our own meditation or for teaching the Little Way to others. This book will be found to be a useful summary of the main lines of St. Therese’s teaching. It expounds them simply and shows how they must be at the basis of every truly spiritual life.
125 page book, Impr 1947.
Reflections and Affections from the Spiritual Writings of Saint Alphonsus.
Vol. 1 - Advent - Sexagesima
Selected and Edited by Reb. J.B. Coyle, C.Ss.R.
Father Coyle hopes to give us, for every day of the year [in four separate volumes], some of the most beautiful and helpful things for salvation that St. Alphonsus ever wrote. These volumes will give us the Reflections and Resolutions and devout Prayers that helped St. Alphonsus himself and made him a saint. Surely they will help to sanctify ourselves, too, so that all the days of our life may be for God and for our own eternal welfare.
This volume is a timely publication, especially in an age when men the world over have let their hearts on material things and have thrust God into the background. Men to-day have plenty of time for pleasure, plenty of time for study and research, plenty of time to seek for riches, but they have no time for God. Fools that they are, they are only wasting their time when they fail to make God the end and object of their life work.
In these volumes St. Alphonsus is going to confide to you his secret of success and happiness. He is going to teach you how easy it is to give all your days to God.
Impr, 1946. 230 page book.
The Passing of St. Francis.By Rev. Marion A. Habig, O.F.M.The Life of St. Francis of Assisi has been the subject of many books, but in none has there been so reverent and so intense a focus on the last two years of the Poverello’s earthly career: the divine privilege of the stigmata, the months of welcome suffering, the wait for Sister Death, and the final bequests to his followers - in his day and ours. Striking features of Father Habig’s story are his comments on the consoling blessings of St. Francis, an analysis of his Last Testament, and a vivid arrangement of the festive commemorations of his life during the Church year.212 page book, Impr 1947
Soft cover Perfect Bound 5 Volume Set
Can buy individual volumes as well.
EXCERPT FROM THE FORWARD:
The abridgment of any classic work often seems to many persons a sort of profanation! Yet the abridgment is itself a splendid tribute to the excellence and utility of the original! Few people in this hurried and harassed age have the time to wade through bulky tomes however valuable, and it is to provide the busy man and woman with what is best in the production that abbreviated editions of famous books are issued. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints, which first appeared in 1745, is a very good example of the work that will serve a larger purpose in a less extensive form. Side by side with what may be called the outstanding Saints, are many notices of holy persons whose lives and deeds have not caught the imagination of the majority of readers. This, of course, is no disparagement to the canonized individuals in question. They are sufficiently well known and publicly honored chiefly in their own localities, but for some reason, not always to be easily explained, they have not come conspicuously before the eye of the Catholic world. Moreover, many of their salient achievements and virtues are abundantly represented in their more famous brethren, some of whose histories and glorious examples are recorded in this book.
Translated by F.J. Sheed.
“To the materialist nothing could be more futile than the spectacle of Augustine busying himself with the reunion of the African church ... He looked beyond the aimless and bloody chaos of history to the world of eternal realities.”
If you wonder why that one man should have been able to send his message as far as we have seen that Augustine sent his, read the Confessions and find the sort of man he was. In this book St. Augustine is addressing God all the time: he relates the story of his life to God, discusses philosophical problems with God, and from time to time breaks into what we should more naturally regard as prayer to God.
This autobiography offers 354 pages on St. Augustine’s life and his various conversations with God; as such, he relates the story of his life to God, discusses philosophical problems with God, and often breaks into a more natural way to pray to God. Readers may find a way of enlightenment as they journey through the confessions of St. Augustine, learning about his sinful youth and conversion to Christianity.
354 page book.
Gathered from his writings and arranged in order by Rev. Pére Huguet.
Many sick and wounded souls have found in these sweet and affecting pages heavenly consolation. How many souls are there today who stand in need of being encouraged and consoled? Want of confidence is the great obstacle in the work of the Christian apostleship. The writings of St. Francis de Sales are admirably suited to times of trial and sadness. The soul enjoys in them an atmosphere of mild salubrity that strengthens and renews it.
339 page book.
Contains several prayers and a hymn in honor of this lesser-known saint. 16 page booklet, Impr 1929.
By Rev. Alexis M. Lepicier.
Considerations on the Life of Saint Joseph, with examples for each day of the month.
This breathes forth an unctuous piety and sheds new and fuller light on the hidden life of St. Joseph and the Holy Family. We shall investigate the reason why God decreed that His beloved Son, our Redeemer, should be born of a Virgin espoused to St. Joseph.
272 page book, impr 1923.
Doctor of the Church, patron of the press, patron saint of the deaf, and patron of the Archconfraternity of Christian Doctrine. He touched the lives of thousands during his life and his wise and loving counsels have inspired millions since his death. The conversion of thousands of heretics is credited to the examples he showed, which worked miracles of grace wherever he appeared. St. Francis is the Apostle of Cheerfulness and Hope. He was a most holy and faithful priest and bishop. He wrote numerous letters and the book entitled Introduction to the Devout Life, among many other works of rare merit. His writings are uplifting and a breath of fresh air.
Impr, 1948. 31 page booklet.
by Rev. Hugh Francis Blunt, LL.D.
From the Preface:
“It was one of the bitter reproaches against Jesus Christ by some of His pharisaic contemporaries that He received sinners and even ate with them. They affected to be scandalized at the teaching that it was possible for one who had sinned to be redeemed. The parable of the prodigal son, of the lost sheep, and other stories, told for the purpose of bringing home to men the knowledge of the mercy of God, were lost upon them. To them, there could be but one treatment for fallen women for instance, - stone them to death.” Saint Teresa always had a special devotion to those saints who once had been great sinners. She found comfort in thinking of their conversion, praying that through their intercession God would forgive her as he had forgiven them. She had devotion in particular to St. Mary Magdalen and to St. Augustine. For that reason the life of the great penitent makes an appeal to all of us. God forgave him; the realization of that fact induces us to hope that He will also forgive us. More than that, the true penitent is always a living testimony to the truth of religion. Here’s a book sure to inspire sinners or saints alike.
245 pages, Impr. 1921.
3 Volumes in 1!
The Little Flower series will be warmly welcomed by thousands of admirers of Little Therese. These chapters of spiritual reading are aptly called “An Hour with the Little Flower,” and we hope that many may spend an hour with Little Therese in these pages and learn from them to know her and her “little way” more intimately. So simple and attractive is Little Therese’s “little way,” that thousands and millions feel drawn to walk in it, and by it reach the lofty heights of an exalted sanctity.
Impr 1925. By Albert H. Dolan, O. Carm. 209 page book.
By Mary E Mannix.
Learn about the interesting lives of some of your favorite female saints, some of the great things they accomplished, and how they became saints! Includes: St. Cecilia, St. Elizabeth, St. Theresa, St. Catherine, St. Rose of Lima and others! 10 different saints and a short story averaging 24 pages per saint.