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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Individual volumes have covers that have been scuffed or bumped or the UV coating is defective.
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.
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.
The Church at the Council of Trent, assembled Dec. 13, 1545, seeing the need of a uniform and comprehensive manual which would supply parish priests with an official book of instruction for the faithful, ordered the preparation of the work which has ever since been known as the Catechism of the Council of Trent. There is no single-volume work which so combines solidity of doctrine and practical usefulness with unction of treatment as does this truly marvelous Catechism. From beginning to end it not only reflects the light of faith, but it also radiates, to an unwonted degree, the warmth of devotion and piety. 664 page book, Impr 1923.
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“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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