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Saint Anastasia
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Advent to the Ascension
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Meditations for Advent
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Advent Candle Kit
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Daily Readings and Meditations to Pray Alone or as a Family
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Little Secret
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Story of the Divine Child
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Meditations for the Advent and Christmas Season
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Sermons to the People
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The Forgotten Christmas Saint
Meet Saint Anastasia, one of the greatest Christmas saints and the Patroness of Martyrs. Take her hand and let her lead you to the Crib! When people think of saints that remind them of Christmas, Saint Anastasia is almost always forgotten. For centuries, this humble and unassuming martyr has remained hidden in the shadows of the stable. Yet of all the saints in Heaven, she is the only one whose feast day falls on Christmas itself! It's about time she stepped forward and made some new friends! Join Saint Anastasia and her best friend, Saint Theodota, as they bravely prove their love for God and neighbour, even unto the sacrifice of their own lives. 
  • Paperback: 40 pages  Full colour illustrations
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
Saint Anastasia
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With the Church, Volume 1

Now for the first time in nearly a century, this classic set of meditations on the Liturgical Year are back in print! Written while Mother Loyola was bedridden with a hip fracture, these devotions bring us the urgency of living our life With the Church, for we "know not the day nor the hour."

The Irish Monthly back in 1924 had this to say about With the Church:

“Father Thurston tells us that forty years ago Mother Loyola, when bringing out anonymously her first book on Holy Communion, and being anxious to get ecclesiastical recommendation for it, asked him to write a short preface. The favourable reception accorded by the Catholic public to the numerous books which she has brought out since that time has amply justified Fr. Thurston’s judgment in recommending the authoress’s work. This latest book of hers consists of a series of reflections on the feasts of the year from Advent to the Ascension. Her thoughts are always well-grounded and ingenious, and their expression is clear and graceful, with a strong personal charm. They are musings jotted down just as they occur to her devotional spirit and not simply as dictated by a resolution to follow a certain line.”

5.5" x 8.5"       paperback       380 pages

Advent to the Ascension
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Christmas Book, The
The Christmas Book
by Fr Francis X. Weiser

This book unfolds the story of the celebration of Christmas.  Beginning with its gospel and history, the author leads us through the festivities of the Middle Ages, to the decline and eventual revival of Christmas customs in Europe and in America.

Paperback, size 5.5" x 8.5", 188 pages

$26.00
A-D-V-E-N-T, The coming of Christ our King

A-D-V-E-N-T, The coming of Christ our King
by Mary E. Christie

The Season of Advent honours the coming of Our Lord and Saviour, and encourages us to work on trying to perfect our holiness―so that when the time comes, we can come before the Baby Jesus on the occasion of His Nativity with our souls most purified. It's a time to work on our charity, which as Saint Paul tells us is the most perfect way to sanctify our souls.

Written in poetry-format, may this little book provide an exciting journey through Advent, ending with the joy of Christmas―the Nativity of Baby Jesus.

$12.50  Inc Tax
Story of the Other Wise Man

Complete edition of The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry van Dyke and illustrated by J. R. Flanagan. A powerful story of Christmas from a wise man who spent his life in search of the Christ Child, it was made into a movie called, "The Fourth Wise Man."

"You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they travelled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem. But have you ever heard the story of the Other Wise Man, who also saw the star in its rising, and set out to follow it, yet did not arrive with his brethren in the presence of the young child Jesus?"

Paperback, 36 pages, colour reproduction of the 1920 illustrated edition

$11.50
The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ
The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ
' Every facet of the early life of Jesus. Consoling lessons about His childhood and His love for us; how He suffered for us from the moment of His conception. Absolutely sublime reading for Advent. 468pp, softcover '
$20.00  Inc Tax
From Epiphany to Lent

Fr. Troadec’s four-part series continues in this second book From Epiphany to Lent. The series offers a simple and practical guide for individuals and families alike to grow closer to God by better understanding the Church’s liturgical year and practicing daily meditation and prayer.
Each of the daily meditations covered in this book includes a:

  • Quote:   Taken from the Bible, The Mass, or the Spiritual Fathers.
  • Meditation: A particular truth of the Faith and how it applies to us.
  • Prayer: Two short daily prayers for the reader to choose from.
  • Thoughts: Daily recollections that illustrate a profound point.
  • Resolution: Three simple and practical resolutions.

Anyone looking to draw closer to God through the liturgy of His Church while developing the habit of daily spiritual reading and meditation needs to read this book. It continues to be a wonderful aid for Catholics of any age or walk of life. A profoundly Catholic and truly practical guide to daily growth in holiness. 

 222 pages. Softcover.

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The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales for Advent and Christmas
The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales for Advent and Christmas
Steeped as he was in Sacred Scripture, St. Francis de Sales gives totally fresh and surprising insights into the truths of our religion including: the Sacred Name of Jesus, Our Lady's wisdom at Cana, St. John the Baptist\\'s temptation, etc. Nine insightful sermons. Published here for the first time in English. Great wisdom from a great saint and Doctor of the Church; excellent spiritual reading for Advent or any other time of the year! Catholics living in the world today can benefit much by reading these substantial, riveting sermons. 135pp
$28.00  Inc Tax
Meditations for Advent
Meditations for Advent
Keep Christ in Christmas this year by turning to this slim volume of daily Advent meditations by Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet, one of the greatest homilists in the history of the Church. Carefully selected to lift your soul to God in those hectic days that stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, these forty daily meditations will keep you mindful of the real meaning of Christmas while affording you an admirable distillation of the doctrines and piety of our Holy Catholic Church. With the help of Bishop Bossuet and the sense of God's grandeur and love that permeates his every word all through the rush toward Christmas you'll stay mindful of the holy words of Isaiah foretelling the birth of our savior; you'll find yourself marveling at the Annunciation and the Visitation; you'll rejoice in anticipation of the coming birth of Jesus; and, finally, you ll look forward to kneeling with St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin in silent adoration of the incarnate Son of God. This year, you won't (as so often happens) arrive at Midnight Mass distracted, exhausted, and frazzled, having neglected your Advent devotions and your ordinary prayers, too. Instead, you'll find yourself stepping lightly into church, ready and eager to adore the newborn King, your soul what it should be: a fit dwelling place for the Redeemer. Don't waste another Advent! Let Meditations for Advent keep you prayerful amidst the worst distractions of the holiday season. Let it draw you daily closer to Jesus, whose birth the season celebrates, and whose birth your soul yearns to celebrate, too. 173pp
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Advent Candle Kit
Advent Candle Kit
Advent is a time of Penance and Preparation. This popular kit will help your family prepare for the Advent season in a truly appropriate manner and draw your children closer to our Lord by teaching them about the real meaning of Advent and Christmas. So, this year, why not start a new family tradition and make your own Advent candles? Each kit makes four 8� tapered candles (3 violet and 1 rose) from 100% pure beeswax. The candles are very easy to make, smell heavenly when burned, and are sure to delight you children all Advent long. The kit also includes a detailed information sheet on the beautiful symbolism of beeswax candles, directions for how to make your own Advent wreath, and a reproducible Advent prayer sheet. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
$29.00  Inc Tax
The True Meaning of Christmas
The True Meaning of Christmas
' Archbishop Fulton Sheen\'s charming retelling of the Christmas story makes a wonderful read-aloud for the whole family. "There were only two classes of people who heard the cry that night; shepherds and wise men. Shepherds: those who know they know nothing. Wise men: those who know they do not know everything. Only the very simple and the very learned discovered God." Hardcover with lovely color illustrations '
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From Advent to Epiphany

Christmas is the season of joy and peace with a charm all its own. Yet, If we are to receive everything that the Christ Child comes to give, a spiritual preparation is necessary. 

This book offers you a daily liturgical meditation from the beginning of Advent to the Baptism of Jesus, richly supplemented with prayers, thoughts and resolutions. 

The first days of Advent call to mind the return of Christ at the end of time and the long period of waiting that led up to His first coming at Christmas. The strong words of St. John the Baptist and the eloquent silence of Mary will help us open our hearts to the Infant of Bethlehem, who desires to be born anew each year in our souls. After the Nativity, the reader's glance is directed toward the manger and the Holy Family where the shepherds and the Magi invite the soul to adoration. 

The reader is then led through the richness of the feasts from Advent to the Epiphany, inviting him to live each day with Jesus and for Jesus.

160 pp. Softcover. 6" x 9".

Daily Readings and Meditations to Pray Alone or as a Family
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Little Secret
Little Secret
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Veni Emmanuel

This little book, which brings us from the First Sunday of Advent right through to beyond the Feast of the Purification, is both rich in theology and eminently practical.

By means of short daily meditations, Father de Dreux helps us to prepare ourselves spiritually for the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In the days following the great Feast, he guides us through the events of Christ’s Childhood, bringing us up to His temptation in the desert.

This work was first written in French in the middle of the 17th Century, but was not actually published until 1887, having been lost during the turmoil of the French Revolution. It has been republished in French in recent years. This is the very first English edition.

Meditations for the Advent and Christmas Season
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O Antiphon Christmas Card Kit 12 pack
Let your children help you put Christ back in Christmas by helping you colour these beautifully illustrated cards that depict the symbolism of four of the traditional O Antiphons. Each set comes with 12 cards (three of each design), coordinating envelopes, and an explanation of the O Antiphon’s origins and their symbolism. The four O Antiphons represented in this kit are "O Key of David", "O Root of Jesse", "O King of the Gentiles", and "O Emmanuel". Recommended for ages 5 and up.
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The Liturgical Year Volume 2 paperback
Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B. Abbot of Solesmes

2013 Softcover Edition - Volume 2 - Christmas Book One

This monumental liturgical work, comprising fifteen volumes, was the life-long labour of Benedictine Abbot Dom Guéranger. Writing with the heart of a seraphic contemplative, the holy abbot takes the reader on a daily spiritual pilgrimage through the liturgies of both the East and the West as he immerses the soul into the very life of the ecclesia orans et adorans (the church praying and adoring). The author achieves this by providing daily entries corresponding to the yearly cycle of the Church’s worship in both her divine seasonal feasts and those of her saints. Each day begins with a rich and provocative meditation on the mystery of faith to be celebrated together with the ecclesial history of the same; this is followed by excerpts from the Roman Missal’s Mass of the day (complete with Propers, i.e., Introits, Collects, Offertory prayers, etc ) as well a host of exquisite hymns from the divine office which are coupled with varied and sundry sequences garnered from other ancient Catholic rites.

The temporal and geographical universality of the Church is thusly honoured; and the oneness of faith amply manifested in light of the axiomatic criterion: Lex orandi lex credendi (the law of praying is the law of believing). If the essence of the Holy Mass is God, the Incarnate Victim, offering Himself to God, then the liturgy of the Mass is man, in union with Jesus Christ (per ipsum, et cum ipso, et in ipso), offering God to God. Truly, here is a priceless treasure awaiting your holy exploitation. Such was the strategy employed by the father of Saint Therese of Lisieux who made it a daily routine in the Martin home to read to his five daughters from these very volumes.

This is a book to be read and studied for a lifetime. Even a once through reading will immeasurably increase your knowledge and love of the history and true liturgical life of the Church. We also highly recommend the companion to this set, Explanation of the Holy Mass.

$40.00  Inc Tax
The Liturgical Year Volume 3 paperback
Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B. Abbot of Solesmes

2013 Softcover Edition - Volume 3 - Christmas Book Two

This monumental liturgical work, comprising fifteen volumes, was the life-long labour of Benedictine Abbot Dom Guéranger. Writing with the heart of a seraphic contemplative, the holy abbot takes the reader on a daily spiritual pilgrimage through the liturgies of both the East and the West as he immerses the soul into the very life of the ecclesia orans et adorans (the church praying and adoring). The author achieves this by providing daily entries corresponding to the yearly cycle of the Church’s worship in both her divine seasonal feasts and those of her saints. Each day begins with a rich and provocative meditation on the mystery of faith to be celebrated together with the ecclesial history of the same; this is followed by excerpts from the Roman Missal’s Mass of the day (complete with Propers, i.e., Introits, Collects, Offertory prayers, etc ) as well a host of exquisite hymns from the divine office which are coupled with varied and sundry sequences garnered from other ancient Catholic rites.

The temporal and geographical universality of the Church is thusly honoured; and the oneness of faith amply manifested in light of the axiomatic criterion: Lex orandi lex credendi (the law of praying is the law of believing). If the essence of the Holy Mass is God, the Incarnate Victim, offering Himself to God, then the liturgy of the Mass is man, in union with Jesus Christ (per ipsum, et cum ipso, et in ipso), offering God to God. Truly, here is a priceless treasure awaiting your holy exploitation. Such was the strategy employed by the father of Saint Therese of Lisieux who made it a daily routine in the Martin home to read to his five daughters from these very volumes.

This is a book to be read and studied for a lifetime. Even a once through reading will immeasurably increase your knowledge and love of the history and true liturgical life of the Church. We also highly recommend the companion to this set, Explanation of the Holy Mass.

$40.00  Inc Tax
Sermons to the People
Sermons to the People
' When the great Saint Augustine was called from his country home to become Bishop of Hippo in the fourth century, his new responsibilities took him away from the solitude of his writing and into the glare of the public eye. The author of two of the greatest works of religious literature, Confessions and City of God, St Augustine became a shepherd to the people, inspiring and enlightening them with his sermons. His skills as a speaker were as great -- if not greater -- than his skills as a writer. According to his friend Possidius, "Those who read what Augustine wrote on the divine topics do get something out of them. But those who saw and heard him in person -- they were the ones who got heaven and Earth." "Sermons to the People" collects the homilies on the liturgical seasons of the Church that Saint Augustine delivered over the course of his lifetime. This edition is the first to include that vast collection of sermons from Advent, Christmas, New Year\'s, and the Epiphany. '
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