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A Retreat With Saint Therese
A Retreat With Saint Therese
by Pere Liagre C.S. Sp.

This "retreat in a book" presents to the busy reader of today a perfect little tool to assist in translating from inspiration to action, the exquisite lessons gleaned from The Autobiography of a Soul.

“In Spiritual Childhood lies the secret of sanctity for all the faithful throughout the whole world.”
“It is our special desire that the secret of Sister Thérèse’s sanctity may be disclosed to all our children.”     –Pope Benedict XV.

“We nourish the hope today of seeing springing up in the souls of the faithful of Christ a burning desire of leading a life of Spiritual Childhood.”
“We earnestly desire that all the faithful should study her in order to copy her, becoming children themselves, since otherwise they cannot, as the Master saith, enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.”      –Pope St. Pius X

One day a novice, coming to Sister Thérèse for advice, said to her, “Oh, when I think of all I have yet to acquire.” “Say, rather, to lose,” was the answer—an answer alight with wisdom. Let us think that we have much more to lose than to acquire if we are to profit in Thérèse’s school, and learn, from her the science of holiness.

Softcover, 96 pages
Defence of the Catholic Priesthood Against Martin Luther
Defence of the Catholic Priesthood Against Martin Luther
by St John Fisher

To the extent that St. John Fisher is remembered at all, he is remembered as the one Bishop that refused to pinch incense to Henry VIII. Yet, he was also a holy Bishop and an expert Theologian. Those familiar with the Mediatrix Press reprint of the Life of St. John Fisher by E.E. Reynolds, will know that St. John Fisher was a model for all Bishops. Yet his theological writings, which are mostly in Latin, had not been translated at all until the 1930’s. Fr. Hallet translated the shortest but no less important of St. John Fisher’s works, his defense of the priesthood against Martin Luther.

In these pages we see that it is Fisher, not Luther, who is the true witness to the gospel, defending the Catholic priesthood by the Scriptures, the Fathers and reason, while quoting Luther directly in his refutation.

While responding to Luther, Fisher lays out several Axioms and proves them one by one in order so that as the pages turn, it is abundantly clear that Fisher is following the Scripture completely, while Luther’s position is increasingly indefensible. It is no wonder that Fisher was the only opponent of Luther that that the latter did not and could not answer.

Given that it is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, what better work could be published, to help dispel some of the confusion engendered by those who wish to celebrate Luther in ignorance of what the great heresiarch had actually taught. Anyone seeing this will immediately see that it is Fisher who is the witness to the Gospel.

Paperback, 190 pages

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Dominican Life
Dominican Life
by Fr Ferdinand Joret, O.P.

Dominican Life, by the French Dominican Joret, is a masterful treatise for Dominican Tertiaries or anyone who with an affinity for St. Dominic and his sons to seek union with the Divine Will through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Children of this family of St. Dominic, forming themselves on the traditions and examples of seven centuries, are bound together within God’s Church by ties that transcend differences of race and language and are more enduring than the bonds of earthly kinship.

This book is intended as a guide and manual to teach the spirit of St. Dominic so that the reader might learn more about the Dominican Order and absorb its spirit. Although it was written for lay Dominicans, it will prove instructive and useful to all members of the Dominican Order as well as any laity interested in finding the character and spiritual charism of St. Dominic.

Tracing the nature of the Dominican Tertiary’s profession, Joret then goes on to consider solidarity with the order, Christ and the Blessed Virgin, the Mass and Breviary, Prayer life, conforming life to Christ through the order, and the significance of the colors of the Dominican habit.

This new edition has been completely re-typeset in full agreement with the original. English spelling of words has been maintained from the original.

Paperback, 304 pages

The Dominican Revival in the Nineteenth Century
The Dominican Revival in the Nineteenth Century
by Fr Raymund Devas, OP

The wars and upheavals of the 17th and 18th centuries had created a situation where by the 19th century, political control was exercised over the Church not only in England and Germany but even in Catholic countries such as Austria, France, and Spain. The new ideas of Febronianism, Jacobism, and the French Revolutionary ideologies spread throughout Europe had done their utmost to bring discredit on the old asceticism and its principal representatives in the mendicant orders, such as the Dominicans. Cardinal Newman thought that the Dominican Order was a “great idea, now extinct.”

Fortunately, not long afterward, the great Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire sought to revive the ancient spirit of St. Dominic in France. Nor was he alone; for when Fr. Jandel (whom Lacordaire inspired to become a Dominican) received his commission from Pope Pius IX to restore the old discipline and abolish the customary relaxation of the day, then new life began to reverberate through the order, and the primitive fervor of its holy founder was brought back to life.

“The Dominican Revival in the Nineteenth Century” vividly recounts the career of Fr. Alexander Vincent Jandel, from his days as a secular priest to a Dominican and then the 23rd Master General of the Order. Then it continues on the subsequent activity of the good Father, the cooperation he met with from his brethren and the splendid success that crowned his efforts and which had brought the order of St. Dominic once more to the forefront as a defender of the interests of Jesus Christ, and His Church.

This edition has been beautifully re-typeset while preserving the original text with exactitude. A great resource for the Church in general, and the Dominicans in particular during the troubled days of the 19th century.

Paperback, 176 pages

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