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Picture Book of Saints
$24.00  Inc Tax
Saints for Sinners
Nine Desolate Souls Made Strong by God
$23.00  Inc Tax
Introduction to the Twelve Apostles from Holy Scripture
$26.00  Inc Tax
Out of Stock
$11.00  Inc Tax
Our Island Saints
$20.00  Inc Tax
The Roman Martyrology
$60.00  Inc Tax
Out of Stock
$4.50  Inc Tax
The Golden Legend
Readings on the Saints
$100.00  Inc Tax
Out of Stock
$26.00  Inc Tax
Out of Stock
$26.00  Inc Tax
Saints
A Year in Faith and Art
$50.00  Inc Tax
St Dominic\'s Family
The Lives of Over 300 Famous Dominicans
$78.00  Inc Tax
January and Introductory Material
$70.00  Inc Tax
Out of Stock
$27.00  Inc Tax
A Traditional Franciscan Book of Saints
$52.00  Inc Tax
$14.00  Inc Tax
Out of Stock
$4.50
$32.00  Inc Tax
Their Lives and Faces
$38.00
Modern Saints
Their Lives and Faces
$47.00  Inc Tax
Saints of the American Wilderness
The Brave Lives and Holy Deaths of the Eight North American Martyrs
$30.00  Inc Tax
August September
$70.00  Inc Tax
December plus appendices
$70.00  Inc Tax
October/November
$70.00  Inc Tax
Great Penitents
$27.00  Inc Tax
The Fourteen Holy Helpers
$21.00  Inc Tax
$30.00  Inc Tax
Cure d'Ars
Around 1830, the village of Ars began attracting huge crowds of visitors each day. Why did thousands of pilgrims come daily to this small village? The pilgrims had no other purpose than to meet its parish priest and especially to have him hear their confession. For this, they waited for hours, sometimes all night! His exceptional holiness and numerous miracles irresistibly attracted men and women of all ages and walks of life in search of the truth. This priest was Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney. He lived in extreme austerity and he made his village a fervent and exemplary community. Long before his death in 1859 he was the most famous priest in France. He is now considered the Patron and exemplar of priests worldwide. This classic and comprehensive biography written by Abbé Francis Trochu reveals how Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney overcame numerous obstacles to becoming a priest. He exercised intense simplicity, humility and pastoral zeal to help him transform a miserable village disaffected with religion into a town attracting thousands of pilgrims a year. Canonized in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, during the 150th anniversary of his death in 2009, The Year of the Priest was launched by Pope Benedict XVI to renew priestly sanctity all over the world. This edition has been re-typeset using the text of the 1927 edition origi­nally published by Burns and Oates Ltd, London, with an Imprimatur by Edm. Canon Surmont, Vicar General, Westminster, 5th September 1927.
$56.00
Picture Book of Saints
Picture Book of Saints
'Catholic saints. 124pp'
$24.00  Inc Tax
Saints and Sinners of Calvary
Saints and Sinners of Calvary
Nothing connected with the Passion and Death of Christ was purely accidental. And although Our Saviour was unquestionably the central figure of Calvary, many other persons-by God's Providence-took part in the living drama of the first Good Friday.These persons too provide instruction for our own lives.
$11.50  Inc Tax
St Joseph Beginner\'s Book of Saints
St Joseph Beginner's Book of Saints
' A beautifully illustrated book containing the exemplary lives of nineteen great Saints of God. Children will be inspired by the clear text and full-color illustrations of each Saint in this pocket-sized, hardcovered book. 64pp, hardcover, Illus '
$16.00  Inc Tax
Saints for Sinners
Saints for Sinners
God's grace can conquer every human flaw . . . Christ came not to call saints but to make them often out of weak, stupid, and sinful men. That's why the saints are not only models of holiness for us to imitate they're also reminders that God's grace can outshine every human flaw. 161pp
Nine Desolate Souls Made Strong by God
$23.00  Inc Tax
The Twelve

Journey through the gospels with author E. Mary Christie as she creates a narrative for each apostle explaining the places in which they lived and the people and events that made up their lives before, during, and after Christ called them to be His chosen disciples.

We owe so much to the twelve apostles and their lives of heroic sanctity. Not only did these twelve men shape the Mass, and the Liturgy that surrounds it, but they gave us the Sacred Traditions of the Church which we still follow and keep as an essential part of
our lives today.

This delightful little book is an easy read and is perfect for anyone who wishes to learn more about the men Christ chose to lead His Church and spread His Gospels.  146pp 

Introduction to the Twelve Apostles from Holy Scripture
$26.00  Inc Tax
Our Heavenly Companions
Tells all about Guardian Angels and the work that is entrusted to them by our Heavenly Father. Learn about how they protect us, help us, inspire us, pray for us, assist us, and console us. Includes Mass of the Guardian Angels, Litany of the Holy Angel Guardian, Novena to Our Guardian Angel, Prayer for a Happy Death, Prayer to Our Guardian Angel, and much more!
Out of Stock
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Patron Saints for Catholic Youth
This book is written in language that a child can understand and yet will be appreciated by adults as well. Includes the stories of St. Bernard, St. Martin of Tours, St. Blaise, St. Michael, St. Cecilia, St. Helena, St. Monica and St. Bridget, told with suspense and excitement. Also includes a black/ white colour picture for each saint.  198pp
$21.00  Inc Tax
Touring the Holy Gospels with the Twelve Apostles

A contemplative tour of the Holy Gospels placing the timing of the events in chronological sequence - offering further insight into the life and character of each of the Twelve Apostles whom Jesus Christ chose to go out into the world to preach the word of his Kingdom. 

In these current times when there are those who seek to alter Christ's gospel (replacing the Kingdom of Christ with that of man), may the particular virtues of each of these saintly Twelve inspire us to remain strong in the defense of Christ's Kingdom - and to never be led astray by the enemies of our Eternal King. 125 pp, paperback
$24.00  Inc Tax
Our Island Saints
Our Island Saints
'Gentle stories for children of saints who lived their lives of service in the British Isles during the Middle Ages. Includes tales of St. Alban, St. Patrick, St. Bridget, St. Cuthbert, St. Columba, St. Margaret of Scotland, and others. Attractively illustrated. 204pp'
$20.00  Inc Tax
The Roman Martyrology
The Roman Martyrology
' As an official book of the Roman liturgy, the Martyrology is read during the canonical office of Prime or at the evening meal in the refectories of most monasteries and convents. 384pp, hardcover '
$60.00  Inc Tax
Saints to Help the Sick and Dying
Saints to Help the Sick and Dying
' What should be prepared for Communion of the sick, for Extreme Unction? This book, which gives the official prayers of the Church in English for those occasions, answers such questions. It is likewise a manual that permits an intelligent and prayerful assistance at the side of a person who is ill including special patron saints who may be invoked against particular and common diseases. For each of these saints the author supplies a short biography, a mention of the malady against which the saint is invoked, and a special prayer. Hardcover '
$28.00  Inc Tax
St Anthony Novena
3.75" x 6" Beautifully Illustrated Novena Book of Prayer & Devotion
Out of Stock
$4.50  Inc Tax
The Golden Legend
The Golden Legend
Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work. 788pp
Readings on the Saints
$100.00  Inc Tax
Butler's Lives of the Saints (hardcover) Volume 4

Butler's Original Lives of the Saints Vol. 4

June & July - Hardcover Illustrated - 806 pages

Very few published works require such a lengthy explanation of exactly WHICH edition is being offered, in what format, and why, than Fr. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints. The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Few catholic books except the Bible, the Confessions, the Imitation, and the Summa, are as widely read. This book has also been extensively revised, altered, and updated since its original publication, with new editions, even 21st century revisions being made, that we feel the time is ripe for an original, unexpurgated, and unrevised print version to be made available.
This edition is widely considered to be the most complete and authoritative ever issued. It is the 1854 edition of D. J. Sadlier of New York, and in the Preface it gives its “pedigree.” The original was printed anonymously in London in 1759, after 30 years work on the project. The edition published by Sadlier is an exact replica of the Dublin and London edition of 1833. Being a scholarly work, but also a work deeply imbued with the piety and devotion of a priest’s lifetime effort, it is loaded with footnotes which comprise a significant proportion of the total text.

This edition also includes 365 beautiful 19th century engravings which are added to this original un-illustrated text.  A great man once said that “History is the laboratory of Wisdom.” And where do we find the best history? It is found in the lives of the saints, for it is through their lives on earth, lived within the union of Christ’s mystical body, the Catholic Church, that we see the only history that truly matters for all eternity.

This spectacular history by Fr. Alban Butler, The Lives of the Saints, presents to the reader the life story of over 1600 saints and their times. In the original introduction we find this bold statement:

“It is on this account we have ventured to designate The Lives of the Saints an historical supplement to the Old and New Testaments. We think this work deserves to be so considered, on account of the close resemblance it bears to the historical portions of holy writ. Let the divine economy, in this respect, be for a moment the subject of
the reader’s consideration.”

Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, Northamptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Orphaned at the age of eight, he was sent to be educated at the English College, Douay, in France. In 1735, Butler was ordained a priest. At Douay, he was appointed professor of philosophy, and later professor of theology. It was at Douay, he began his principal work The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. He also prepared material for Richard Challoner’s Memoirs of Missionary Priests, a work on the martyrs of the reign of Elizabeth. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death in 1773.

June/July
$70.00  Inc Tax
Sixty Saints for Girls
Joan Windham’s Sixty Saints For Girls contains all her stories of girl and woman saints from her other books, with a number of new ones added. The stores are arranged by date, beginning with Our Lady’s mother, St. Anne, and finishing with another Anne, Anne de Guigne (this Anne, who died in 1922, aged 10, has not been canonized, but she was declared Venerable on March 3, 1990 by Pope John Paul II). In between is a lovely mix of saints, young and old, princesses and pilgrims, mothers and grandmothers and nuns: a goose-girl and a horse-dealer’s daughter; a girl who was kidnapped by pirates, a veterinarian, and (believe it or not) a ventriloquist! These stories are ideally suited to inspire readers to fall in love with virtue. No child reading them will ever suppose that saints are all cut to one pattern or that holiness is less interesting than bad behaviour. Anyone who wants to know what a saint is really like will get a clear and beautiful picture by reading these accounts, and they can be enjoyed over and over again by children of all ages, and by adults alike.
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Sixty Saints for Boys

Joan Windham’s Sixty Saints for Boys contains all of her stories of the saints whose names boys are likely to have. The stories are arranged by date, beginning with St. James and finishing with St. Michael. In between is a splendid mix of saints, young and old: soldier saints and schoolboy saints; clowns and kings; noblemen and knights; monks and missionaries; and many others.

These stories are able to inspire readers to fall in love with virtue. No child reading them will ever suppose that saints are all cut to one pattern or that holiness is less interesting than bad behaviour. Anyone who wants to know what a saint is really like will get a clear and beautiful picture by reading these accounts, and they can be enjoyed over and over again by children of all ages, and by adults alike.

Out of Stock
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Saints
Saints
'Portrays more than 375 Catholic saints, arranged by the days of the year on which each is honored. The images range from world-famous works of art by such masters as Caravaggio, Rubens, Velazquez, and El Greco to more modern and lesser-known depictions. Author Giorgi has chosen up to three saints for each day of the year and has composed a brief accompanying description of each, including etymology of names, historical background, and patronage. Encompassing angels and abbots, mystics and martyrs, priests and prophets, virgins and visionaries, the portraits in these pages will inspire Catholics and fascinate scholars and art historians.--From publisher description. 780pp'
A Year in Faith and Art
$50.00  Inc Tax
St Dominic\'s Family
St Dominic's Family
' Some 335 biographies of the most famous people of the Dominican Order--priests, nuns and Third Order members--from St. Dominic himself (1170-1221) to Gerald Vann (1906-1963). Arranged century by century. 631pp, softcover, Impr. '
The Lives of Over 300 Famous Dominicans
$78.00  Inc Tax
Butler's Lives of the Saints (hardcover) Volume 1

Rev. Alban Butler's ORIGINAL Lives of the Saints Vol. 1

Introduction, Prefaces, and January - Hardcover - Illustrated -520 pages

Very few published works require such a lengthy explanation of exactly WHICH edition is being offered, in what format, and why, than Fr. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints. The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Few catholic books except the Bible, the Confessions, the Imitation, and the Summa, are as widely read. This book has also been extensively revised, altered, and updated since its original publication, with new editions, even 21st century revisions being made, that we feel the time is ripe for an original, unexpurgated, and unrevised print version to be made available.
This edition is widely considered to be the most complete and authoritative ever issued. It is the 1854 edition of D. J. Sadlier of New York, and in the Preface it gives its “pedigree.” The original was printed anonymously in London in 1759, after 30 years work on the project. The edition published by Sadlier is an exact replica of the Dublin and London edition of 1833. Being a scholarly work, but also a work deeply imbued with the piety and devotion of a priest’s lifetime effort, it is loaded with footnotes which comprise a significant proportion of the total text.

This edition also includes 365 beautiful 19th century engravings which are added to this original un-illustrated text.  A great man once said that “History is the laboratory of Wisdom.” And where do we find the best history? It is found in the lives of the saints, for it is through their lives on earth, lived within the union of Christ’s mystical body, the Catholic Church, that we see the only history that truly matters for all eternity.

This spectacular history by Fr. Alban Butler, The Lives of the Saints, presents to the reader the life story of over 1600 saints and their times. In the original introduction we find this bold statement:

“It is on this account we have ventured to designate The Lives of the Saints an historical supplement to the Old and New Testaments. We think this work deserves to be so considered, on account of the close resemblance it bears to the historical portions of holy writ. Let the divine economy, in this respect, be for a moment the subject of
the reader’s consideration.”

Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, Northamptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Orphaned at the age of eight, he was sent to be educated at the English College, Douay, in France. In 1735, Butler was ordained a priest. At Douay, he was appointed professor of philosophy, and later professor of theology. It was at Douay, he began his principal work The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. He also prepared material for Richard Challoner’s Memoirs of Missionary Priests, a work on the martyrs of the reign of Elizabeth. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death in 1773.

January and Introductory Material
$70.00  Inc Tax
Heroines of Christ

For centuries the Catholic Church has upheld and celebrated her saints among the great holy women of history.  Even from the moment of the Fall of Man, God promised a Redeemer Whose power would conquer sin and reopen to us our heavenly home; and in that moment He also promised us a mother who would be so powerful as to crush the head of Satan and cooperate with her Divine Son in reopening those gates of paradise.  Womankind finds in Christ’s own Virgin Mother the perfect imitation of Christ, and in her is found all the treasures of virtue wanting in every woman.  Fittingly, God’s women saints imitate and copy Our Lady’s greatness through His omnipotent power.  Unlike pagan and Moslem cultures that often demean the female as something more akin to an animal, due to a naturalistic attitude of prizing the superiority of physical strength over spiritual strength, our Holy Mother, the Catholic Church has not hidden those loving sisters of Christ.  She has, conversely, sought to proclaim God’s glory and will through the artful hands of women, knowing full well God’s plan for them as capable of great spiritual strength, and even miraculous physical strength beyond comprehension.  All the while, the holy women in the life of the Church do not overshadow the great men, but rather compliment them beautifully in all their varied rôles.

The book was first published in 1939 and is an anthology of essays by Jesuits, retelling the brilliant histories of fifteen women saints throughout the course of the Catholic Church.  Starting with Saint Agnes in ancient Rome, and finishing with St. Thérèse in the twentieth century, the subjects covered are varietal.  Many geographical locations are visited, and almost every era of the Church and station in life are the setting for the accounts.  In storybook fashion, the various authors give inspiring and often dramatic accounts of these saints’ lives.  As the preface is forward in stating, the authors had sought to dramatize the events vividly to give the stories life and color.  They do this very well, giving the reader a sense of truly having lived among these women.  One can imagine easily each saint’s various trials and can have, therefore, a greater appreciation of their victories.  This writing is a tool that greatly inspires, because when these true-life stories are laid out in this fashion, one gets a sense of the reality of sainthood and how attainable heroic virtue can be.  After all, many of the same battles fought daily by modern-day women who aspire to holiness are no different than those battles also endured by yesterday’s holy-women

A common theme echoes in each story, which is that each chapter details for the reader the extraordinary love with which these ladies lived their daily lives.  While it is not a surprising reality that men and women who want to increase God’s glory on earth will have in common this great love, it appears obvious that this collection of stories was intended to make a march along this theme.  Heroines of Christ accomplishes well that to love Christ is to do all, lose all, and gain all for Him.

Among these pages, learn how the unwavering love and faithfulness to Christ are qualities which made the difference between any one soul and the souls of the saints.  It is through the example of the female saints that we come to the knowledge of what is truly necessary in the female soul.  If modern woman is to counteract and win the battle over liberalism and feminist philosophies, she must first be armed with the knowledge of the past champions of true femininity.  In their souls flames forth an unwavering constancy to the Christian Faith, and a wholesome obsessive love for Christ.  At first glance, there is nothing more extraordinary in the women saints of God than what is in any other woman’s capability, but due to their virtues, miraculous events and triumphs over the impossible mark their legacies.

The book is unique in that it not only instructs by giving a historical account, like some school-day lecture.  Heroines of Christ also entertains through the literary methods of artistic narration that is vivid in its images and sprinkled with probable dialogue.  Like any good work of historical fiction, the book certainly does give an excellent account of the lives of each saint while keeping the mind of the reader rapt in wonder.  Written in this way, the mind is sure to remember the new exciting details as never before when reading a lives of the saints collection which contains only brief summaries of historical fact.

  • Be inspired in your daily life by the attainable marvels that have been the lives of women saints since the time of the early Roman martyrs even until more recent times.
  • Be strengthened by these women’s constancy and victorious battles over daily sufferings and the powers of hell.
  • Look on as beautiful ladies choose their bridegroom to be Christ rather than highly eligible earthly suitors.
  • Wonder as common and obscure folk rise to the great heights of such fame as to be known even among non-Catholics.
  • Delight as little girls of no consequence bravely confound great rulers.

This true strength of woman gleams from among the pages of history, through the omnipotent power of Christ and His living Church.  We stand strengthened that so triumphant an army looks down upon us and intercedes for us to do the same, knowing full-well our weaknesses and needs, having had lived them before in greater or lesser degrees.  In reading Heroines of Christ, travel back in time with those women who would one day become saints, and walk with them along the road of this present earth toward sanctity and the reward of heaven.

paperback

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The Seraphic Order

Among the followers of St. Francis there were saints and teachers who were endowed by God with a natural and supernatural kinship with their holy founder. They developed the Franciscan spirituality which had its origin in the simple practical life and the rules of St. Francis; and they gave further, clearer expression to it both by their lives and their writings. Thus they pointed out the characteristic traits of Franciscan spirituality, both in a practical and a theoretical way.

Concerning the distinctive features of Franciscan spirituality, as contained in the Franciscan tradition, suffice it to say that its essence is doctrinal Christocentrism and practical imitation of Christ, conformity with Christ, prompted by love. Distinctive aspects of Franciscan piety are childlike love of God, our Father, devotion to the Humanity of Christ, His Sacred Heart, the Holy Eucharist, the mysteries of the Nativity and the Passion, His Virgin Mother Mary, and reverence for the Catholic priesthood. Franciscan love of God finds expression also in charity to our fellowmen, understanding them as our brothers, especially in aid to the poor and sick and in apostolic zeal for souls, Christian and pagan. Total poverty detaches the Franciscan soul from creatures, but at the same time it recognizes God in created things and uses the latter to mount to God. Emphasis is placed on the will, and hence on love and action above speculation. The atmosphere in which the Franciscan spirit develops is one of individual freedom of the spirit, absence of coercive and confining methods, love of enterprise, and a sense of realism. On the path of this traditional Franciscan way of life many have attained sainthood.

Thus, The Seraphic Order, which recounts their lives and virtues, can well serve as a practical textbook of Franciscan spirituality.

paperback

A Traditional Franciscan Book of Saints
$52.00  Inc Tax
St Jude novena
3.75" x 6" Beautifully Illustrated Spanish Novena Book of Prayer & Devotion
Out of Stock
$4.50
Martyrs of the English Reformation
Martyrs of the English Reformation
' This is the bloody chronicle of 24 English saints who laid down their lives as a testimony to the truth of the Catholic faith during the English "Reformation." Champion men and women. Inspiring to the young. Find strength in the heroic lives of those who watched the destruction of the Catholic faith in their country. Through their death they planted the seed of restoration. Includes Saints John Fisher, Thomas More, Edmund Campion, Margaret Clitherow, Robert Southwell, Oliver Plunkett and others. 166pp, softcover '
$29.00  Inc Tax
These Three Hearts
These Three Hearts: Saint Claude de la Columbiere, Saint Margaret Mary Aloocoque, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus By Margaret Yeo - PB - 282 pages “My pure love unites forever these three hearts.” These were the words spoken to St. Margaret-Mary on Friday, June 21, 1675 by Our Lord as she received Holy Communion from the hands of St. Claude de la Colombière, just after they had knelt together before the Blessed Sacrament and dedicated themselves to serve the Sacred Heart. This was not the first time, nor the last, that Our Lord had spoken to her. Indeed, most of her life was lived in constant and intimate communion with the Sacred Heart of her spouse. The first time she laid eyes upon St. Claude Our Lord told her, “This is he whom I have sent you. He is My faithful servant and perfect friend.” This book, unlike others about St. Margaret-Mary or the revelations of the Sacred Heart, contains the full story of St. Claude’s life and the role that he played in hers and in the task of “making known” the Sacred Heart and the promises made to those who live and promote that devotion. On May 31, 1992, Claude de la Colombière was canonized. His feast day is Feb 15.
$32.00  Inc Tax
Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints
This timeless classic is not merely a collection of lives of the saints. Rather, what is offered is the viewpoint that the saints lived their lives according to their state and position in a natural and usual manner, experiencing the same spiritual and physical difficulties and temptations that come to the ordinary man. But they nurtured in their hearts the love of God, which resulted in the cultivation of other virtues. The reason that the Church honours the saints is not just to give them glory, but to hold them up as exemplars for imitation. Many of the saints sanctified themselves by reading the lives of saints. The daily spiritual reflections will be found practical for young and old alike. Hardcover, illustrated, 646 pages.
$46.00  Inc Tax
The 33 Doctors of the Church
The 33 Doctors of the Church
A monumental Saints' Lives with Catholic history, doctrine and spirituality. 692pp
$50.00  Inc Tax
Modern Saints I
Stories of 55 saints, beati, and holy people of the past 200 years, along with their pictures; most are actual photographs. Includes St. Gemma Galgani, St. Bernadette, St. Maria Goretti, St. John Neumann, Padre Pio, Edith Stein, St. Peter Julian Eymard, St. Frances Cabrini, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. John Bosco, St. Dominic Savio, and many, many more. Will bring hours and hours of pleasure and entertainment to the entire family. A book you just cannot stop reading!!
Their Lives and Faces
$38.00
Modern Saints
Modern Saints II
'45 saints, beati, and other holy people of the past 200 years, and their pictures; most are actual photographs. Includes the Cure of Ars, St. Catherine Laboure, St. Therese the Little Flower, St. Pius X, Vens. Jacinta and Francisco Marto, Dom Columba Marmion, St. Elizabeth Seton, Pauline Jaricot, Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity, Sr. Josefa Menendez, St. Joseph Cafasso, Therese Neumann, and many more. Shows there are people living today who will one day be canonized Saints. Impr. 510 pgs 177 Illus, PB 510pp'
Their Lives and Faces
$47.00  Inc Tax
Saints of the American Wilderness
Saints of the American Wilderness
True tales of horror and holiness. From letters written by the light of campfires or in canoes, John A. O'Brien has crafted the terrifying, inspiring, and true tale of the dangerous struggles of the Jesuit missionaries seeking to bring Catholicism to the natives of America. 257pp
The Brave Lives and Holy Deaths of the Eight North American Martyrs
$30.00  Inc Tax
Butler's Lives of the Saints (hardcover) Volume 3
Rev. Alban Butler's ORIGINAL Lives of the Saints - April & May- Hardcover - Illustrated -722 pages

Very few published works require such a lengthy explanation of exactly WHICH edition is being offered, in what format, and why, than Fr. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints. The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Few catholic books except the Bible, the Confessions, the Imitation, and the Summa, are as widely read. This book has also been extensively revised, altered, and updated since its original publication, with new editions, even 21st century revisions being made, that we feel the time is ripe for an original, unexpurgated, and unrevised print version to be made available.
This edition is widely considered to be the most complete and authoritative ever issued. It is the 1854 edition of D. J. Sadlier of New York, and in the Preface it gives its “pedigree.” The original was printed anonymously in London in 1759, after 30 years work on the project. The edition published by Sadlier is an exact replica of the Dublin and London edition of 1833. Being a scholarly work, but also a work deeply imbued with the piety and devotion of a priest’s lifetime effort, it is loaded with footnotes which comprise a significant proportion of the total text.

This edition also includes 365 beautiful 19th century engravings which are added to this original un-illustrated text.  A great man once said that “History is the laboratory of Wisdom.” And where do we find the best history? It is found in the lives of the saints, for it is through their lives on earth, lived within the union of Christ’s mystical body, the Catholic Church, that we see the only history that truly matters for all eternity.

This spectacular history by Fr. Alban Butler, The Lives of the Saints, presents to the reader the life story of over 1600 saints and their times. In the original introduction we find this bold statement:

“It is on this account we have ventured to designate The Lives of the Saints an historical supplement to the Old and New Testaments. We think this work deserves to be so considered, on account of the close resemblance it bears to the historical portions of holy writ. Let the divine economy, in this respect, be for a moment the subject of
the reader’s consideration.”

Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, Northamptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Orphaned at the age of eight, he was sent to be educated at the English College, Douay, in France. In 1735, Butler was ordained a priest. At Douay, he was appointed professor of philosophy, and later professor of theology. It was at Douay, he began his principal work The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. He also prepared material for Richard Challoner’s Memoirs of Missionary Priests, a work on the martyrs of the reign of Elizabeth. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death in 1773.

April/May
$70.00  Inc Tax
Butler's Lives of the Saints (hardcover) Volume 5

Rev. Alban Butler's ORIGINAL Lives of the Saints - August & September- Vol. 5

Hardcover - Illustrated -840 pages

Very few published works require such a lengthy explanation of exactly WHICH edition is being offered, in what format, and why, than Fr. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints. The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Few catholic books except the Bible, the Confessions, the Imitation, and the Summa, are as widely read. This book has also been extensively revised, altered, and updated since its original publication, with new editions, even 21st century revisions being made, that we feel the time is ripe for an original, unexpurgated, and unrevised print version to be made available.
This edition is widely considered to be the most complete and authoritative ever issued. It is the 1854 edition of D. J. Sadlier of New York, and in the Preface it gives its “pedigree.” The original was printed anonymously in London in 1759, after 30 years work on the project. The edition published by Sadlier is an exact replica of the Dublin and London edition of 1833. Being a scholarly work, but also a work deeply imbued with the piety and devotion of a priest’s lifetime effort, it is loaded with footnotes which comprise a significant proportion of the total text.

This edition also includes 365 beautiful 19th century engravings which are added to this original un-illustrated text.  A great man once said that “History is the laboratory of Wisdom.” And where do we find the best history? It is found in the lives of the saints, for it is through their lives on earth, lived within the union of Christ’s mystical body, the Catholic Church, that we see the only history that truly matters for all eternity.

This spectacular history by Fr. Alban Butler, The Lives of the Saints, presents to the reader the life story of over 1600 saints and their times. In the original introduction we find this bold statement:

“It is on this account we have ventured to designate The Lives of the Saints an historical supplement to the Old and New Testaments. We think this work deserves to be so considered, on account of the close resemblance it bears to the historical portions of holy writ. Let the divine economy, in this respect, be for a moment the subject of
the reader’s consideration.”

Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, Northamptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Orphaned at the age of eight, he was sent to be educated at the English College, Douay, in France. In 1735, Butler was ordained a priest. At Douay, he was appointed professor of philosophy, and later professor of theology. It was at Douay, he began his principal work The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. He also prepared material for Richard Challoner’s Memoirs of Missionary Priests, a work on the martyrs of the reign of Elizabeth. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death in 1773.

August September
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Butler's Lives of the Saints (hardcover) Volume 7

Rev. Alban Butler's ORIGINAL Lives of the Saints - Vol. 7

December plus Appendices etc. - Hardcover - Illustrated


Very few published works require such a lengthy explanation of exactly WHICH edition is being offered, in what format, and why, than Fr. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints. The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Few catholic books except the Bible, the Confessions, the Imitation, and the Summa, are as widely read. This book has also been extensively revised, altered, and updated since its original publication, with new editions, even 21st century revisions being made, that we feel the time is ripe for an original, unexpurgated, and unrevised print version to be made available.
This edition is widely considered to be the most complete and authoritative ever issued. It is the 1854 edition of D. J. Sadlier of New York, and in the Preface it gives its “pedigree.” The original was printed anonymously in London in 1759, after 30 years work on the project. The edition published by Sadlier is an exact replica of the Dublin and London edition of 1833. Being a scholarly work, but also a work deeply imbued with the piety and devotion of a priest’s lifetime effort, it is loaded with footnotes which comprise a significant proportion of the total text.

This edition also includes 365 beautiful 19th century engravings which are added to this original un-illustrated text.  A great man once said that “History is the laboratory of Wisdom.” And where do we find the best history? It is found in the lives of the saints, for it is through their lives on earth, lived within the union of Christ’s mystical body, the Catholic Church, that we see the only history that truly matters for all eternity.

This spectacular history by Fr. Alban Butler, The Lives of the Saints, presents to the reader the life story of over 1600 saints and their times. In the original introduction we find this bold statement:

“It is on this account we have ventured to designate The Lives of the Saints an historical supplement to the Old and New Testaments. We think this work deserves to be so considered, on account of the close resemblance it bears to the historical portions of holy writ. Let the divine economy, in this respect, be for a moment the subject of
the reader’s consideration.”

Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, Northamptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Orphaned at the age of eight, he was sent to be educated at the English College, Douay, in France. In 1735, Butler was ordained a priest. At Douay, he was appointed professor of philosophy, and later professor of theology. It was at Douay, he began his principal work The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. He also prepared material for Richard Challoner’s Memoirs of Missionary Priests, a work on the martyrs of the reign of Elizabeth. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death in 1773.

December plus appendices
$70.00  Inc Tax
Butler's Lives of the Saints (hardcover) Volume 2

Rev. Alban Butler's ORIGINAL Lives of the Saints Vol. 2

February & March - Hardcover - Illustrated -578 pages

Very few published works require such a lengthy explanation of exactly WHICH edition is being offered, in what format, and why, than Fr. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints. The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Few catholic books except the Bible, the Confessions, the Imitation, and the Summa, are as widely read. This book has also been extensively revised, altered, and updated since its original publication, with new editions, even 21st century revisions being made, that we feel the time is ripe for an original, unexpurgated, and unrevised print version to be made available.
This edition is widely considered to be the most complete and authoritative ever issued. It is the 1854 edition of D. J. Sadlier of New York, and in the Preface it gives its “pedigree.” The original was printed anonymously in London in 1759, after 30 years work on the project. The edition published by Sadlier is an exact replica of the Dublin and London edition of 1833. Being a scholarly work, but also a work deeply imbued with the piety and devotion of a priest’s lifetime effort, it is loaded with footnotes which comprise a significant proportion of the total text.

This edition also includes 365 beautiful 19th century engravings which are added to this original un-illustrated text.  A great man once said that “History is the laboratory of Wisdom.” And where do we find the best history? It is found in the lives of the saints, for it is through their lives on earth, lived within the union of Christ’s mystical body, the Catholic Church, that we see the only history that truly matters for all eternity.

This spectacular history by Fr. Alban Butler, The Lives of the Saints, presents to the reader the life story of over 1600 saints and their times. In the original introduction we find this bold statement:

“It is on this account we have ventured to designate The Lives of the Saints an historical supplement to the Old and New Testaments. We think this work deserves to be so considered, on account of the close resemblance it bears to the historical portions of holy writ. Let the divine economy, in this respect, be for a moment the subject of
the reader’s consideration.”

Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, Northamptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Orphaned at the age of eight, he was sent to be educated at the English College, Douay, in France. In 1735, Butler was ordained a priest. At Douay, he was appointed professor of philosophy, and later professor of theology. It was at Douay, he began his principal work The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. He also prepared material for Richard Challoner’s Memoirs of Missionary Priests, a work on the martyrs of the reign of Elizabeth. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death in 1773.

February/March
$70.00  Inc Tax
Butler's Lives of the Saints (hardcover) Volume 6
Butler's Original Lives - Vol. 6 - October & November  - HC - 954 pages


Very few published works require such a lengthy explanation of exactly WHICH edition is being offered, in what format, and why, than Fr. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints. The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Few catholic books except the Bible, the Confessions, the Imitation, and the Summa, are as widely read. This book has also been extensively revised, altered, and updated since its original publication, with new editions, even 21st century revisions being made, that we feel the time is ripe for an original, unexpurgated, and unrevised print version to be made available.
This edition is widely considered to be the most complete and authoritative ever issued. It is the 1854 edition of D. J. Sadlier of New York, and in the Preface it gives its “pedigree.” The original was printed anonymously in London in 1759, after 30 years work on the project. The edition published by Sadlier is an exact replica of the Dublin and London edition of 1833. Being a scholarly work, but also a work deeply imbued with the piety and devotion of a priest’s lifetime effort, it is loaded with footnotes which comprise a significant proportion of the total text.

This edition also includes 365 beautiful 19th century engravings which are added to this original un-illustrated text.  A great man once said that “History is the laboratory of Wisdom.” And where do we find the best history? It is found in the lives of the saints, for it is through their lives on earth, lived within the union of Christ’s mystical body, the Catholic Church, that we see the only history that truly matters for all eternity.

This spectacular history by Fr. Alban Butler, The Lives of the Saints, presents to the reader the life story of over 1600 saints and their times. In the original introduction we find this bold statement:

“It is on this account we have ventured to designate The Lives of the Saints an historical supplement to the Old and New Testaments. We think this work deserves to be so considered, on account of the close resemblance it bears to the historical portions of holy writ. Let the divine economy, in this respect, be for a moment the subject of
the reader’s consideration.”

Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, Northamptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Orphaned at the age of eight, he was sent to be educated at the English College, Douay, in France. In 1735, Butler was ordained a priest. At Douay, he was appointed professor of philosophy, and later professor of theology. It was at Douay, he began his principal work The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. He also prepared material for Richard Challoner’s Memoirs of Missionary Priests, a work on the martyrs of the reign of Elizabeth. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death in 1773.
October/November
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Great Penitents
Great Penitents
' In this selection of more unknown penitents, there is the design to show that every age is the age of penitence; that every day the Prodigal Son is coming back home to his father, in the twentieth century as well as in the third, joyfully testifying to the old truth that it profiteth a man nothing to gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul. These men whose stories are told here are witnesses to the wisdom and the beauty of the penitential life. Their sacrifices were heroic. Yesterday their lives a scandal, today an inspiration to all. Includes lives of St John of God, St Camillus de Lellis and the Jesuates founded by Bl. John Colombini. 270pp, sewn hardcover, Impr. '
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The Fourteen Holy Helpers
The Fourteen Holy Helpers
'The stories and special intercessory powers of 14 early Saint-Martyrs invoked for numerous special needs, such that they came to be called "The 14 Holy Helpers." St. Barbara, St. Blaise, St. Christopher, St. George, St. Catherine, etc. They are invoked against throat ailments, lightning, diabolical possession, fire, family troubles, etc. Includes prayers to each Saint. This book links the present age to the earliest centuries of the Church. Impr. 112 pgs, PB 112pp'
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Angel of Aquino
During the canonization of St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope John XXII remarked: “Thomas performed as many miracles as he wrote articles.” “Behold I send my Angel that he may walk before thee.” (II Moses, 23, 30) May the Angelic Doctor deign by means of this little book, to lead many souls into the companionship of the angelic spirits.
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