St. Rita of Cascia Book
The Bedside Book of Saints
St. Francis Manual
Rev. Clementine Deymann, O.F.M.
From the Preface: For twenty years St. Francis’ Manual for the Third Order Secular, compiled by the late Father Clementine Deymann, O.F.M., was regarded with favor, and extensively used by the Re. Directors and members of Tertiary Fraternities. Yet, there were some objections to the size and arrangement of the book. In this edition the publishers have aimed to reduce the size, without omitting anything essential, and to make the arrangement more convenient for use. The First Part treats exclusively of the Third Order and matters of spiritual progress. The Second Part is intended to serve as a Prayer-book, not only for Tertiaries, but for Catholics generally. We join in the Compiler’s devout wish: “May this Manual add its mite to propagate the Third Order. In this desire it is laid as a filial gift, at the feet of the great Patriarch St. Francis of Assisi.”
583 pages. Impr 1896.