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.
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By Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.p., S.T.M., & Very Rev. John A McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.
A classic prayer book for all occasions, containing all types of prayers and devotions. It is one of the most comprehensive prayer books available including the Order of the Mass.
Along with the usual array of traditional morning and evening prayers, it also includes rare devotions for Holy Days, Special Feasts, Holy Week, Paschaltide, Ember Days, Rogation Days, Days of the Week, Seasons of the Year, and Months of the Year and so much more. This prayer book is designed reassure and inspire, to increase ones Intimate Life with our Lord Jesus Christ.
754 page book.
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Original Text with English Translation by Rev. H.J. Schroeder, O.P.
In the list of general councils Trent holds the first place, not only because of its restatement of Catholic doctrine and its initiation of a genuine reform, but also because of its extraordinary influence both within and without the Church. Its purpose was twofold, to define the doctrines of the Church in reply to the heresies of the Protestants, and to bring about a thorough reform of the inner life of Christians. To enhance the merits of this treasure, the Latin text of the cannons and decrees is given in the second part of this book. The translation of these dogmatic decisions will be of immense advantage not only to the clergy but also and especially to the seminarian and the educated layman.
308 page book. Impr. 1941.
“Writers have sometimes stated that women had little place in the life of Christ.” What is the answer to the question mark that this statement by Father Lord puts in your mind? Will you remain satisfied with such a pronouncement? Or will you, with Father Lord, go back to the life of Christ and see what women really meant to our Lord... and what He should mean to you today?
Impr 1928, 32 page booklet.
Duplicate page 29, no missing pages.
Original publisher New York, Montreal, D. & J., Sadlier & co. 1864.
With considerations on the Passion. Translated from the Italian of St. Alphonsus Liguori by a Catholic Clergyman.
256 pages. Described in simple language, according to the narration of the Holy Evangelist. This book is filled with the events of Christ’s crucifixion with bible verses placed in appropriate areas for explanation. Also, has many prayers. As you read this unusual book you will feel that you are right there with our Lord and follow Him all the way
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BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF ALL THE SERMONS FOR MARY’S FEASTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
By Bishop Jaques Benigne Bossuet
PB 164 pages
Translated by F. M. Capes
With an Introduction by Rev. William T. Gordon - Priest of the London Oratory
The great and learned Jacques Benigne Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux in France, was the author of many works, most prominent among them the Continuity of Religion, a compact history of the world from a Catholic perspective.
This book is a translation of his sermons given on all of the principal feasts of Our Lady throughout the year. His profound knowledge of the scriptures and his excellent theological training combined with a deep love for the Mother of God was productive of these powerful insights and thoughts about the
From Bossuet’s teaching we learn that, to quote Cardinal Manning’s words, “the titles of honor given to Mary are not metaphors but truths—they express, not poetical or rhetorical ideas, but true and living relations between her and her Divine Son and between her and ourselves.”
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The name of the world renowned preacher, Father Monsabré, the author of the Meditations now presented to English readers, is a sufficient recommendation of their utility and intrinsic value. The devotion of the HOLY ROSARY has always been a favorite religious exercise among English-speaking Catholics, and it becomes more and more popular in these countries according as Providence has improved our condition and multiplied our numbers in the present century. Hence we offer these admirable Meditations on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary to our co-religionists of all classes with respectful confidence.
Impr, 1885, 209 page book.
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By St. Paul of the Cross.
These little “Flowers of the Passion” are a collection of devout thoughts and sentiments gathered mostly from occasional letters of that great lover of Jesus crucified, St. Paul of the Cross. They are a treasure to humble and simple souls, and show what sweetness, comfort, graces, and virtues can be drawn from devout meditation on the Passion and death of Jesus Christ. It is only from constant and loving reflection on the love shown towards us, and bright examples of every virtue given us by our suffering Lord, that such beautiful and affecting sentiments could so spontaneously spring.
Impr, 1893, 241 page book.
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Reflections on Purgatory
By Rev. F.X. Lasance.
A Complete Prayer-book
Including Special Prayers and Devotions in Behalf of the Poor Souls in Purgatory
Imprimatur, 1922, 442 page book.
Originally printed by Benziger Brothers.
A Rare and Unusual Book!
It is hoped that this book will cultivate a special devotion to the holy souls in Purgatory. This devotion, while it solaces the Holy Souls, in whose behalf it is directly exercised, is eminently pleasing to God, and beneficial to ourselves. It is hoped that the “Reflections” contained in the first part of this little book will stimulate the pious reader to make frequent use of the prayers and devotions which are found in the second part for the solace of the suffering souls in Purgatory.
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Cover is slightly cracked along spine of booklet.
Rest of booklet is fine no defects.
By Rev. C. Lattey, S.J.
The object of this pamphlet is to explain both for the Catholic and the non-Catholic reader the principles and the practices of the Catholic interpretation of Scripture. The Catholic, while accepting the authority of Church and Bible, often has much to learn about their mutual relations, because there is so little upon this subject in the catechism. The text has been divided into parts and sections and numbered paragraphs, which makes it easy to follow and easy for reference. It is hoped that this pamphlet may promote a fuller understanding of the Holy Father’s words.
24 pg booklet.
Beautiful, vibrant colors and easy to read stories that are great for children.
Young at heart Catholics will treasure these gems from the past!First Prayers For Little Catholics By Sister M. Juliana, O.P., of the Maryknoll Sisters. Impr. 1951. Explains the sign of the cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and prayers before and after meals. 32 pages. Filled with illustrations on every page. Age range from 2-10.Slightly Defective - Ads on back inside cover are trimmed too closely.
By Abbot Dom Gueranger, O.S.B.
Translated from the French by Dom Laurence Shepherd, O.S.B. Imprimatur, 1910.
The Sacred Liturgy is the life-blood of the Church, the society dedicated to the praise of God and the salvation of souls. From it all men draw life as from life’s source and through it they attain their final end. As the eager and devoted Catholic follows the liturgy and Dom Guernger’s incomparable commentary on it throughout the year, he will receive all the instruction he needs in Catholic doctrine, in dogma, in the Mysteries of the Faith, in the Church’s most venerable traditions, in world history, the history of the Church and liturgical history, in devotion and in other practices of the Church, while at the same time praying the prayer of the Church, the prayer that, as Dom Gueranger writes, “is most pleasing to the ear and heart of God, and therefore the most efficacious of all prayers.” St. Therese of Lisieux immersed herself in this book growing up and look what she became! Readers of these volumes frequently comment that they are worth their weight in gold. There is no better way to sideline the distractions of the world, the flesh and the devil than immersion in the life of the Church. Finally, (from the Preface) “We beg to remind our readers, that in a work like the present, the success of the writer is absolutely dependent up the holy Spirit …We venture therefore to ask the children of the Church, who desire to see her prayer loved and used above all others, to aid us by recommending our work to God, that so our unworthiness may not be an obstacle to what we have undertaken, and which we feel to be so much above our strength."
Colors on covers may be varying shades of original color and some are cut incorrectly, may have dings in cover from storage.
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Written by A Passionist - PB - 400 Pages
Contemplating the Holy Face on the shroud of Turin, one sees a deep wound on the forehead of our Savior where one of the many thorns of His cruel crown punctured that very spot above His eyes where His members in the Church are marked who enter rightly into the penitential season of Lent. From the many figures of that spiny diadem in the Old Testament to the reality of the instrument of torture beaten into the head of the Son of God amidst insults and spittle, this terrible book, unforgettable in its endearing pathos, will surely help us to understand something of the true ugliness of sin and the awesome price the Just One had to pay in conquering it.
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The Mystical City of God is an exceptionally great work of historical significance. This becomes apparent from the official action taken by a number of Popes, all indirectly approving of the work and promoting its publication. Pope Innocent XI and Pope Alexander VIII in 1690 expressly declared that the City of God may be read by all the faithful. Pope Clement XI and Benedict XIV gave like decisions. The great pope Benedict XIII, when he was archbishop of Benevent, used these revelations as material for a series of sermons on the Blessed Virgin.
Numerous popes, cardinals and theologians have praised this work over a period of more than 300 years. The learned and pious Cardinal D'Aguirre says that he considers all the studies of fifty years of his life as of small consequence in comparison with the doctrines he found in this book, which in all things are in harmony with the Holy Scriptures, the Holy Fathers and Councils of the Church. The Venerable Superior-General of St. Sulpice, Abbe' Emery, adds: "Only since I read the revelations of Mary of Agreda do I properly know Jesus and his Holy Mother."
Book One, named The Conception deals with the Sacramental Mysteries wrought by the Most High in the Queen of Heaven from the Time of her Immaculate Conception until the Incarnation of the Word in her virginal Womb, and how much Merit She herself acquired through divine Grace by profiting from the favors conferred upon Her during those first fifteen Years of her Life.
Book Two, named The Incarnation deals with the Mysteries of the Life of the Holy Mother of God from the Incarnation of the Divine Word in her virginal Womb to the Return of the Holy family from Egypt.
Book Three, named The Transfixion deals with the Sacramental Mysteries of the life of the Mother of God from the return out of Egypt up to her divine Son's Ascension into heaven.
Book Four, named The Coronation deals with the heavenly Life of the Queen of Heaven, most holy Mary, containing the Events of her Life from the Coming of the Holy Ghost until the Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin Mother of God in Heaven.
There are four books in the set, totaling 2793 pages.
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Manifested to Sr. Mary of Agreda for the Enrichment of Men
“This work will be most useful for enlivening and augmenting the piety of the faithful, the veneration of the most Holy Virgin, and the respect for the sacred mysteries.”
“The strong and the week, the wise and the ignorant, and in fine, all the world will gather richest fruit from the reading of these books: for they contain what is most sublime in theology and in a style so simple, easy and perspicuous that, in order to enter deeply into an understanding of the holy mysteries, no more is necessary than to read them with sound judgment.”
794 page book, Impr 1912.