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An Ancient Meditation on Mary's Beauty, Virtue, and Sanctity
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The Blessed Sacrament
God with Us
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The Works and Ways of God
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Mystery of Love for the Single
A guide for those who follow the single vocation in the World
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An Introduction to the Devout Life
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For the Sundays and Feasts of the Year
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Young Man\'s Guide
Fr. Francis Xavier Lasance
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Revelations of St. Bridget on the Life and Passion of Our Lord and the Life of His Blessed Mother
on the Life and Passion of Our Lord and the Life of His Blessed Mother
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Advent to the Ascension
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The Golden Arrow
The Autobiography and Revelations of Sister Mary of St. Peter (1816-1848) on Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus
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According to St Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologica
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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
How to Practice the Sacred Heart Devotion
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Letters of St John of Avila
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Its Origin, Meaning and Privileges
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Elizabeth of the Trinity
Letters From Carmel
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A book for those living in the world
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Crown of the Virgin

Crown of the Virgin
An Ancient Meditation on Mary's Beauty, Virtue and Sanctity
by St Ildephonsus of Toledo

In this book, St. Ildephonsus of Toledo provides a powerful, imaginative and lyrical set of meditations on the Immaculate Mother of God, reflecting on her splendour, beauty and sanctity.
 

This publication is the first translation into English of a Latin work, entitled Libellus de Corona Virginis, or “The Little Book on the Crown of the Virgin.” Traditionally, it has been ascribed to St. Ildephonsus of Toledo, a great monk, abbot and bishop of the 7th century. St. Ildephonsus contributed powerfully to the dissemination of the doctrine of the Perpetual Virginity of Our Lady in Western Europe, and to the popularization of fervent Marian devotion in Spain. In this beautiful, moving and ornate literary portrait, the author imaginatively and lyrically fashions a magnificent crown for the Blessed Virgin Mary, decorated with twelve radiant jewels, six brilliant stars and six fragrant flower blossoms. Each of these is interpreted as representing a particular aspect of the beauty, beneficence, virtue or sanctity of the Blessed Virgin. 

A perfect companion for guiding daily devotion to the Mother of Mercy and the Queen of Heaven, each chapter reveals a new and scintillating glimpse into the glories of Mary, sure to inspire the heart of the reader with ever more ardent devotion to the Mother of God, the vessel of all graces and the paradigm and perfection of every virtue. As a guide to meditation and a catalyst for prayer, the Crown of the Virgin is an illuminating mirror of the beauty and splendour of the one who is herself the refulgent and immaculate image of her Divine Son.

Hardcover, size 7" x 5", 144 pages

An Ancient Meditation on Mary's Beauty, Virtue, and Sanctity
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Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
by Fr. Nicholas A. Norman

Tells better and in less space the principal reasons and motives for consecrating ourselves to Mary, using St. Louis De Montfort's True Devotion to Mary method. Also, summarizes the Fatima message, relating it to True Devotion. Beautiful!

Paperback, size 6" x 3.75", 68 pages
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Devotion to the Precious Blood
Devotion to the Precious Blood
Devotion to the Precious Blood
by The Benedictine Convent of Clyde, Missouri

Why do so few of us have a devotion to the Precious Blood that was shed for us and saved us?

This small but powerful booklet will give you a new appreciation for, devotion to, and love of the Precious Blood of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, and it will help you to see the important role it has as God’s chosen instrument of mercy. It will help you gain the many spiritual benefits and graces that come from venerating the Precious Blood, whether in Mass or by meditation, such as:
  • Atonement for sins
  • Assistance of the souls in Purgatory
  • Procurement of graces and blessings for yourself and loved ones
  • Imitation of the saints
  • Union with God

Included in this booklet are many traditional prayers, examples of some of the greatest saints and their devotion to the Precious Blood, and an explanation of the traditional practice of devotion to the Precious Blood.

Booklet, size 6" x 3.75", 68 pages

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The Blessed Sacrament
The Blessed Sacrament
The Blessed Sacrament
God with Us
by The Benedictine Convent of Clyde

The Blessed Sacrament is the great "open secret" of the Catholic Church  the great truth that Jesus Christ is in the Tabernacle and is accessible to all who believe in Him. But this truth is not immediately obvious, and thus it is not really appreciated as it should be.
The Blessed Sacrament: God With Us is a call to all Catholics to appreciate and love Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, for in that perpetual miracle is all the wealth of His love, and our "heaven" on earth! Impr.

Booklet, size 6" x 3.75", 78 pages
God with Us
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The Blessed Sacrament
The Blessed Sacrament
The Works and Ways of God
by Fr. Frederick William Faber

Fr. Faber was one of the greatest Catholic writers in the English language of the 19th century. Initially an Anglican priest, he found his way into the Catholic Church through the preaching of St. John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement, eventually being ordained as an Oratorian priest. His works are numerous, and each satisfies a different part of the soul's need for knowledge and strengthening in the Catholic religion.

Fr. Faber's brilliant work on the Eucharist, The Blessed Sacrament: The Works and Ways of God considers the magnificent gift Our Lord has given us in this holiest of mysteries: the Mystery of His very Body and Blood. His aim is to inspire a reverential awe and love for God's greatest work, the compendium of all miracles, and Summit of the Sacraments. Included are Fr. Faber's insights into the theology of transubstantiation (rendered all the more useful by Fr. Faber's upbringing in and countering of Protestant denials of this truth), as well as descriptions of Our Lord's five Eucharistic sufferings. Fr. Faber urges reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

As usual, Fr. Faber ranges over the entire Catholic Faith in this work, not limiting his wisdom's scope, and enlightening our minds and inflaming our souls with a more deeply Catholic outlook on life.

Paperback, size 8.5" x 5.5", 464 pages

The Works and Ways of God
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Mystery of Love for the Single
Mystery of Love for the Single
Mystery of Love for the Single
A guide for those who follow the single vocation in the World
by Fr Dominic J Unger, O.F.M., Cap

Few realize that a person can pursue a truly supernatural vocation by consecrating himself or herself to perpetual celibacy while yet living in the world. Here Fr. Unger describes the main guidelines for such a religious vocation, showing the nature and the manner of dedicating oneself to it. The author gives the history in the Church of consecrated celibate living, plus some basic helps in safeguarding purity in such a life. Based on the Pope Pius XII encyclical On Holy Virginity, this book shows that the consecrated life in the world is just one more example of the rich Tradition of the Church in providing for the needs of all her children.

Paperback, 200 pages
A guide for those who follow the single vocation in the World
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An Introduction to the Devout Life
An Introduction to the Devout Life
An Introduction to the Devout Life
by St Francis de Sales

Shows how prayer is the key to all holiness. Shows the hidden meanings of Scripture (especially the Song of Songs) as applied to prayer. Great insights on Catholic doctrine and holiness by a saint declared a Doctor of the Church in 1877.

Paperback, 342 pages
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The Little Catechism of the Cure of Ars
The Little Catechism of the Cure of Ars
The Little Catechism of the Cure of Ars
by St John Vianney

Catholic wisdom stated in a simple, sublime, penetrating way. St. Jean-Marie Vianney's sage counsel on 36 important topics, including the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin, Prayer, Suffering, Hope, Envy, Grace, and Paradise.

Probably the most persuasive exhortation ever urging us to renounce sin. Highly recommended for every Catholic!

Paperback, size 7" x 4.25", 184 pages
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Thoughts of the Cure D\'Ars
Thoughts of the Cure D'Ars
Thoughts of the Cure D'Ars
by unknown

The Thoughts of the Cure D'Ars is the most beautiful, simple, and inspiring statement of practical Catholic wisdom that most of us will likely ever read. Consisting of short, profound sayings, almost comparable to the proverbs in the Bible, this little book reflects perfectly its simple but holy author, St. John Vianney.

Jean-Marie Baptiste Vianney (1786-1859) was popularly known as the Cure of Ars, or the parish priest of Ars, which is a small farmer's village north of Lyons, France. Though of poor education, the Cure of Ars was very intelligent and well versed in the Faith. He rose to great sanctity, converted thousands of souls to Christ, became famous throughout the Catholic world, and in 1929 Pope Pius XI proclaimed him "Patron Saint of Parish Priests" worldwide! This little book is a sample of his sanctity and wisdom.

Booklet, 80 pages
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Sermons of the Cure of Ars
Sermons of the Cure of Ars
by St John Vianney

Composed when he was a young priest, The Sermons of the Cure of Ars constitutes one of the most powerful Saints' writings in the literature of the Church. Covering a wide range of vital moral and doctrinal issues for the average layman, St. John Vianney addresses the duties of parents, of the mother, of the pregnant woman, Annual Confessions, How death will reveal thieves, It is necessary to be converted, You no longer control them (your children), The sewer of Hell, Bad company, etc., etc. No one will read this book without realizing that his own moral subterfuges have been laid bare and that he needs to address the camouflaged sins and weaknesses lying buried in his inmost heart. Impr.

Paperback, 195 pages
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Sermons of the Cure of Ars

Sermons of the Cure of Ars 
For the Sundays and Feasts of the Year
by St John Vianney

Reprint of the 1901 edition of St. John Vianney’s Sermons! These sermons cover all the Sundays of the Year and all the principal feasts, combined with a few of the greater saints. It is almost 400 pages and unabridged from the original.

  • Easy to read layouts with large font;
  • Beautiful dropcaps and floral effects
  • Balanced margins that provides an easy reading experience

This edition has all 85 of the extant sermons of St. John Vianney, and several additional sermons distributed to cover all the Sundays of the Year as well as the principal feasts (as they were in 1901). There is a lot more here to find spiritual nourishment.

This wonderful work by the patron of parish priests should be in every home!

Paperback, 424 pages

Also available in Hardcover upon request (additional cost)

For the Sundays and Feasts of the Year
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Scenes from the Lives of the Saints
Scenes from the Lives of the Saints
By Anne Catherine Emmerich

In the first part the visionary provides details of the lives of 59 saints, among them Agatha, Anthony of Padua, Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, Benedict and Scholastica, Catherine, Dionysius the Areopagite, Francis and Clare of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola (and Aloysius), Justina and Cyprian, Nicholas of Fluë, Perpetua and Felicity, and Paul and Thekla. Part two gives examples of Anne Catherine’s gift of recognizing relics and other blessed objects, leading into deep insights regarding those to whom they relate. Part three presents the fascinating story of two individuals unknown to history: Datula (along with her princely husband Pontianus) and the mysterious Judith of Africa, a Jewess living in a region called the Mountains of the Moon. The closing reflection is on Mary of Agreda.

Paperback, 248 pages

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The Young Man's Guide Hardcover
The Young Man's Guide
by Fr Francis Xavier Lasance

A Guide for the young Catholic man.

In this book by Fr. Lasance, he provides counsels, reflections and prayers for young Catholic men. This is a good source for young men on a variety of subjects, including: how to conquer sin and the occasions of sin; virtues needed to fight in the battle for salvation; choosing one's state in life; and guidance to various devotions for Mass, Confession and Holy Communion.

ANGELUS PRESS has completely re-typeset this Catholic classic from 1905. This edition is printed on beautiful cream paper and encased in a gold-embossed hardback cover with a black ribbon.

Hardcover, 760 pages
$64.00
Catholic Girl's Guide
Catholic Girl's Guide
by Fr. Francis Xavier Lasance

Reprinted from the 1906 edition.. This is a wonderful guide for Catholic young women; filled with many counsels and devotions.

It addresses many of the issues which face girls in their adolescent years. After admonishing the young lady to be a 'child of Mary,' Fr. Lasance builds a 'Maiden's Wreath' combining catechism and virtues with an appropriate flower (lily, rose, etc.). Should the religious state or married life be followed? Chapters discuss both alternatives with an additional section on family life. Extensive traditional devotions (novenas, prayers, etc.) end the book, which also contains detailed information about the Sodality of Mary. A classic, as is the Young Man's Guide.

Paperback, 680 pages
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Young Man\'s Guide
Young Man's Guide
Young Man's Guide
by Fr. Francis Xavier Lasance

This is really much more than a prayer book - it has counsels, reflections, and prayers for the Catholic young man. Profession and defense of the Faith are compared to the swords, shields, spears and arrows in the first half of the book which combines basic theology and catechism.

The choice of a young man (priesthood, religious or married state) is discussed and the virtues of manhood are examined. Prayers, litanies and numerous traditional devotions are included in the last half of the book along with information on the Sodality of Mary.

Paperback, 782 pages
Fr. Francis Xavier Lasance
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Revelations of St. Bridget on the Life and Passion of Our Lord and the Life of His Blessed Mother
Revelations of St. Bridget

Revelations of St. Bridget on the Life and Passion of Our Lord and the Life of His Blessed Mother

Saint Bridget of Sweden was one of the most privileged mystics in the history of the Church. Born to a wealthy family, she was given in marriage to a pious and good-hearted nobleman, with whom she raised eight children, including the future Saint Catherine of Sweden.  When her husband died, Bridget founded an order of nuns, the Order of the Most Holy Savior, more commonly called the Bridgettines. She laboured until her death to spread her order and boost morality and devotion in the decadent 14th century Church. She also labored to bring the papacy back to Rome from Avignon. In all her efforts, she was wise, charitable, and outstanding in sanctity. 

Devout from a young age, Saint Bridget also received numerous visions of Our Lord and Our Lady, including intimate details of Our Lady's early life, the Holy Family in Nazareth, and the Passion, first recorded in 1492. Revelations of St. Bridget provides excerpts from these eye-opening visions, which bring into focus many unknown facets of the hidden life of Our Lord and His Mother. These visions have been approved as orthodox and worthy of pious belief by the Holy See. The insights received by Saint Bridget are matched by very few other mystics', showing her privileges before the Throne of God. This volume also includes the famous 15 Prayers attributed to her, popular devotions in the late Middle Ages and our own era.

Do not miss these stirring and vivid accounts from one of the greatest foundresses of the Church's history. Imbued throughout her visions is the undeniable spirit of piety, devotion, and saintliness that characterized St. Bridget's earthly life—and by which she merited to become privy to such sublime mysteries.

Paperback, 96 pages

on the Life and Passion of Our Lord and the Life of His Blessed Mother
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With the Church, Volume 1

With the Church, Volume 1
Advent to the Ascension
by Mother Mary Loyola

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.”

Paperback, size 5.5" x 8.5", 380 pages

Advent to the Ascension
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A Year with the Church Fathers
A Year with the Church Fathers
by Mike Aquilina

Times change, but human nature does not. Neither do the daily struggles that all Christians experience in their walk with the Lord. Today as two thousand years ago we fight anger, pride, lust, spiritual sloth. Now as then we strive to be more diligent in prayer, more faithful to the commandments, more patient and charitable toward others. And in our time, no less than in the earliest centuries of Christianity, we need wise guidance to direct us on the road to holiness.

In A Year with the Church Fathers, popular Patristics expert Mike Aquilina gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration. The Fathers were the immediate inheritors of the riches of the Apostolic Age, and their intimacy with the revelation of Jesus Christ is beautifully evident throughout their theological and pastoral writings: a profound patrimony that is ours to read and cherish and profit from.

Learn to humbly accept correction from St. Clement of Rome. Let Tertullian teach you how to clear your mind before prayer. Read St. Gregory the Great and deepen your love for the Eucharist. Do you suffer from pain or illness? St. John Chrysostom's counsels will refresh you. Do you have trouble curbing your appetite for food and other fleshly things? St. John Cassian will teach you the true way to moderation and self-control.

A Year with the Church Fathers is different from a study guide, and more than a collection of pious passages. It is a year-long retreat that in just a few minutes every day will lead you on a cycle of contemplation, prayer, resolution, and spiritual growth that is guaranteed to bring you closer to God and His truth. From the Church Fathers we should expect nothing less.

Beautiful gift edition, with two-tone ultra soft cover, ribbon marker, and designed interior pages. 365 pp.
$80.00
The Golden Arrow
The Golden Arrow
The Golden Arrow
The Autobiography and Revelations of Sister Mary of St. Peter (1816-1848) on Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus
by Sister Mary of Saint Peter

Born in 1816 in Brittany, France, Sister Mary of Saint Peter lost her mother at age 12. Soon after entering the Carmelite convent at Tours in 1839 at age 23, she began to receive remarkable and intimate communications from Our Lord, Who told her of His great distressed over the evil actions and blasphemous declarations of the Marxist revolutionaries of the time. He also bemoaned the indifference to and profanation of Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation of even Christians. These errors, begun in Sister Mary's time, have grown monstrously ingrained in our present fearful age.

But the Lord provided Sister Mary over a century and a half ago with the means of fighting these catastrophes and making solemn reparation: devotion to His Holy Face. In addition, He gave her a prayer, a "Golden Arrow" fit to pierce His Heart delightfully, in reparation for the painful "poison arrows" of blasphemy launched by so many poor sinners, even children.

The Golden Arrow tells of both the life of Sister Mary of Saint Peter and her life's work: the devotion, granted to her by Jesus Himself, to His Holy Face. Approved by Pope Leo XIII and promoted by St. Therese of Lisieux half a century later, the devotion to the Holy Face may be the single most important devotion of our time that still remains relatively unknown.

In our age so sorely afflicted by the same grievous errors as Sister Mary of Saint Peter's, learn to adore Our Blessed Savior's wounded Face, so as to make reparation for the sacrileges and blasphemies of our decadent age.

May the most Holy, most Sacred, most Adorable,
Most Incomprehensible and Ineffable Name of God
Be always Praised, Blessed, Loved, Adored and Glorified,
In Heaven, on Earth and in Hell,
By all the Creatures of God,
And by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
In the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Amen.

Paperback, 248 pages

The Autobiography and Revelations of Sister Mary of St. Peter (1816-1848) on Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus
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The Story of a Soul leather hardcover

"Be not afraid to tell Jesus that you love Him; even though it be without feeling, this is the way to oblige Him to help you, and carry you like a little child too feeble to walk."

The Story of a Soul, better known to the English public as The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, was first published in 1899. Today it ranks amongst the greatest Christian spiritual classics and it has been translated into practically every well-known language. Almost every pope since its publication has proposed St. Thérèse's teaching to the faithful for their imitation—Pius XI declared her the greatest saint of our age and John Paul II made her a Doctor of the Church.

The Story of a Soul possesses in some degree a characteristic common both to the Gospels and The Imitation of Christ. Men and women open the book, often quite casually, and are caught by the vivid clarity or simple profundity of some sentence in such a way that their lives are completely changed. The style of St. Thérèse is extremely simple and spontaneous, having a charm that is hard to describe, especially when she rises to poetic heights. The final chapter, written for her eldest sister Marie, is simply a childlike outpouring of her heart to Jesus Himself. This spiritual classic will speak gently to your heart.

Binding:Leather Hardback
Pages:232
Size:5½" x 8⅓"
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Mary, Mother of Sorrows

How do you pull virtue from sorrow? The Blessed Virgin Mary is our preeminent example.

This book features meditations on the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but it is more than that.

This little, easy-to-read book incorporates reflections on specific virtues as well. Deepen your spiritual life with these meditations.

$30.00
Thoughts and Sayings of St Margaret Mary
Thoughts and Sayings of St Margaret Mary
Thoughts and Sayings of St Margaret Mary

A treasury of short quotes on 12 topics - one for each month, with one quote for every day of the year. Also includes a section of words of Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary. Impr.

Paperback, 109 pages
$13.00  Inc Tax
The Way of Divine Love hardcover

The Way of Divine Love
by Sister Josefa Menendez

Sister Josefa Menéndez was born into a devoutly Catholic family in Madrid, Spain on February 4, 1890. Endowed with an aptitude for prayer and drawn to the religious life from childhood, she first had to support her povertystricken family as a dressmaker. In spite of many hardships her desire to completely offer herself to God never wavered. She left Spain in 1920 to enter a French monastery of the Society of the Sacred Heart, where she became a Coadjutrix Sister. In the convent she received numerous private revelations that gave her a distinguished place among visionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She died a holy death on December 29, 1923.

The Way of Divine Love is the definitive record of Sister Menéndez’s life and the heavenly messages that she received. It is one of the most complete chronicles of an individual’s extraordinary mystical experiences in the history of the Church. Despite many trials in her daily life, she recorded everything that she received from heaven as faithfully as possible, including her incredibly detailed visions of the Passion of Christ.

Everything in Josefa’s life is grace giving and profoundly moving. Her writings and her life confirm each other, as evidence that all that took place in her was divine in origin. Even the most extraordinary happenings have an aim and significance. There are no unessential details, no record of revelations that do not bring out in clearer light and force some dogmatic truth, giving us deeper insight into the Heart of Our Lord, His love, the value of souls, the happiness of heaven, the irreparable loss of the damned.

Leather hardcover, 584 pages

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Spiritual Journey
Spiritual Journey
According to St Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologica
by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
 
Archbishop Lefebvre's final book.
 
Spiritual Journey describes sanctity, both simple and profound, based upon the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas. "Souls find in the Summa not only the light of the faith, but also the source of sanctity." Originally written for priests and seminarians, it is now a popular favorite. In satisfying the intellect rather than the emotions, we're encouraged to make "a total and unreserved offering of ourselves to God by our Lord Jesus Christ Crucified."
 
Paperback, 73 pages
According to St Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologica
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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
How to Practice the Sacred Heart Devotion
by Fr. John Croiset, S.J.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque is one of the most extraordinary visionaries in the history of the Church. As the apostle of devotion to the Sacred Heart, her visions not only have full validation as authentic in virtue of their papal approval and her canonization, but have also experienced universal adoption in the Church with the promulgation of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and widespread promotion of the First Fridays devotional practice, as well as the Thursday night Holy Hour.

Devout from youth, St. Margaret Mary vowed at a young age to become a nun, but she delayed until she was 24 and could no longer withhold herself from Christ. She suffered much in her life, but she was gifted with visions of Our Lord, visions which became the basis of her promotion of the Sacred Heart devotion. In addition to the harsh (and at times seemingly excessive) penances she placed on herself, she received opprobrium from her sisters, who doubted the authenticity of her visions and mission, and much opposition from others in the Church, too. Through it all, her mission from the Lord's Sacred Heart triumphed, and she became the ultimate advocate of the furnace of Divine Charity beating for souls in Our Lord's breast.

After her death, Fr. John Croiset, S.J., one of Margaret Mary's confessors and directors, compiled in 1691 the revelations and prayers she had had relevant to the devotion to the Sacred Heart. Unfortunately, Fr. Croiset had made some procedural errors in the eyes of the Church, and so his book was forbidden and forgotten for about two hundred years. However, it was discovered again and saw new life.

For anyone who wishes to know more about the Sacred Heart of Jesus and how to adore It, Devotion to the Sacred Heart is the original guide to one of the tenderest and most exceedingly precious devotions in the Church's arsenal. All treasures of graces, truth, beauty, goodness, joy, and love are contained in the Lord's Heart. May we approach It with the zeal and humility of St. Margaret Mary and Fr. Croiset to serve Our Lord most intimately.

Paperback, 368 pages

How to Practice the Sacred Heart Devotion
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Flowers of the Passion
Flowers of the Passion
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,

Paperback, 241 pages
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Finding Confidence in Times of Trial

Finding Confidence in Times of Trial
Letters of St John of Avila
by St John of Avila

Indecision was not in his heart. Surrounded by clerical corruption and unprecedented consumerism, St. John of Avila (1500-1569) led the authentic effort to reform the Church and Christian society during one of its darkest hours.

When faced with spiritually bankrupt seminaries and lax universities, St. John simply founded new ones. When vast regions of his homeland lapsed into spiritual indifference, he spent a decade storming the cities and villages to reignite the Faith. He fearlessly denounced decadent leaders and withstood the subsequent interrogations of the Inquisition with perfect charity, winning over skeptics and melting the hearts of sinners.

For St. Francis de Sales, he was "the learned and saintly preacher." St. Francis Borgia called him "the Great Master" and St. Teresa of Avila named him "the Master of things spiritual."

Pope Benedict XVI recently declared that he would name St. John of Avila the 34th "Doctor of the Universal Church."

And yet, most Catholics have never heard of him.

Among the many lessons you will learn:

  • The life-giving habits of an authentic Christian life, which are found not through false "conversions" and "visions," but in the slow and steady steps on the path of holiness.
  • How suffering is frequently the means God chooses to reveal His mercy and His design for our lives.
  • True beauty: for a Christian it will shine out in poverty, chastity, and fidelity, not in the luxuries and comforts of this world.
  • The easy graces of the liturgical year: one of the surest ways to develop in sanctity, and how Christians should ready themselves for the gifts which the Holy Spirit will send.
  • The dangers of personal resolutions: These are often built upon pride and mistaken notions, but God sends us every day trials to transform us into His spiritual champions.
  • How a Christian should prepare himself for Holy Mass, how to approach the Blessed Sacrament, and what real participation in the Sacrifice means.
  • That weakness, persecution, and infidelity are often found within the institutional Church, and what we can do to combat it or at least suffer it faithfully.

Paperback, 160 pages
Letters of St John of Avila
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Secret of the Holy Face: The Devotion Destined to Save Society
Secret of the Holy Face: The Devotion Destined to Save Society
by Fr Lawrence Daniel Carney III

From the creation of man to the current ecclesial infiltration and world revolution, the devil and his minions have sought to destroy the human race made in the image of God. No longer attacking from without, they are now secretly laying siege from within the Holy Roman Catholic Church. But why is God allowing this? He loves to see souls heroically battle for the faith.

In the nineteenth century, Venerable Leo Dupont said that Communists would one day enslave the world—that is, “close up their churches, and make them slaves of the state . . . unless reparation is done, unless men come before the Face of their Saviour to ask His forgiveness and His help!”


In this powerful book, Father Carney reveals the essence and history of the Holy Face Devotion, its apostles, and how to save society and the Church from her foes.

“Reparation is destined to save society,” said Blessed Pope Pius IX. Join the ranks of Saint Thérèse and other saints in the Archconfraternity of the Holy Face and contemplate His Face to help restore Christendom from the evils of Communism and Freemasonry. Heaven longs for this devotion. Here is a timely book that provides a counter-revolution of reparation, reverence, and reversion.

Hardback, 185 pages
$56.00
The Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Sacred Heart of Jesus
by St John Eudes

Saint John Eudes was born at Ri, a country parish near Caen, Normandy, in 1601. Endowed with extraordinary talents and filled with burning zeal for the salvation of souls, he devoted 50 years of life, until his death in 1680, to the preaching of missions and to the organization of ecclesiastical seminaries. He founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, generally known as the Eudist Fathers, for missionary and seminary work; the Order of Our Lady of Charity with its two observances of the Refuge and of the Good Shepherd; the Society of the Most Admirable Heart for lay persons aspiring to perfection in the world; and lastly, Confraternities of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary for the propagation among the faithful of the devotion, of which he was the first apostle. He wrote the first Mass and Office for the special feast in honor of the Sacred Heart and of the Holy Heart of Mary, which he established thirty years before the revelations of the Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary.

For those who relish a rich interior life, Loreto Publications is delighted to provide you with the seraphic insights of Saint John Eudes, one of the greatest spiritual writers of all time. Known as the apostle of devotion to the Sacred and Admirable Hearts of Jesus and Mary, John Eudes is very much needed in this apathetic age. An atrophic, and chilling frigidity of soul seems to be threatening the very lifeblood of Catholic altruism. Although the sacramental lifeblood of grace, with all of its divine efficacy, is inexhaustible in its source, even still, the maternal hands of the Lord s holy mother, who longs to dispense the higher gifts of God with such largesse, can be tied on account of our lukewarmness.

Behold this Heart which has loved man so much, Jesus said to Saint Margaret Mary as He unveiled that pulsing reality to her enraptured eye. This is the Heart of Our Savior that was pierced by a lance. This is the Heart Saint John Eudes presents to us in the unforgettable exposé.

Like Saint John the Apostle, Father Eudes had the privilege of what could be nothing less than direct intimate access to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. One can only conclude after reading this book that here was a man driven by the Holy Spirit to cast fire upon the earth with the pen of a scrivener lost in divine abandon. God is wonderful in His saints, and with holy gusto Loreto seconds the accolade given to Saint John Eudes by a grateful generation: the wonder of his age.

Paperback, 214 pages

$34.00
Imitation of The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Imitation of The Sacred Heart of Jesus
by Rev. Peter J. Arnoudt, SJ

Recommended to us as even better than The Imitation of Christ. Jesus speaks to the reader - through the author, of course - in short, easy-to-understand chapters that are filled with wisdom. Thereafter the soul speaks to Jesus. 

This book thoughtfully covers every way in which we can perfect ourselves through devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Not only that, but it warns us against every pitfall we face in the daunting task of attaining holiness. It includes important chapters on:
  • The dissatisfaction worldly goods provide
  • Salvation and the Sacred Heart
  • Perfection and imitation of the Sacred Heart
  • Cleansing of mortal and venial sins
  • Sanctifying grace
  • Jesus’s life and the Sacred Heart
  • Jesus’s suffering and the Sacred Heart
  • Unity with the Sacred Heart

Paperback, 576 pages, Impr.
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Meditation on the Sacred Passion of Our Lord
Meditation on the Sacred Passion of Our Lord
by Cardinal Wiseman

“The Christian can have no true devotion at all, if he have it not for the sufferings and death of Christ. For we can have no true devotion without love, its only true foundation.” (Cardinal Wiseman)

Each one of these forty texts on the different aspects of Our Lord’s Passion will give Catholics beautiful food for meditation right throughout the time of Lent and Passiontide.

Cardinal Wiseman does not allow us to be mere passive spectators of a tragedy which, though it may arouse our pity and compassion, would have nothing to do with us personally. Instead, he compels us to acknowledge our own part in the terrible drama of Christ’s sufferings and encourages us to take practical resolutions to change our life accordingly.

Paperback, 182 pages

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The Medal or Cross of St Benedict

The Medal or Cross of St Benedict
by Rev. Martin Veth, O.S.B. 

This publication explains how the Medal of St. Benedict was first known  “several hundred years before the year 1647!”  There are two types: the Ordinary Medal and the Jubilee Medal; both are highly indulgenced, but  more so for the Jubilee Medal. “Of the salutary effects produced through the pious use of the Medal, facts are narrated which might fill a large volume.” For this reason, the Church has raised the Medal of St. Benedict to the dignity  of a sacramental and it is the only medal in existence which is honored with a blessing of its own in the Roman Ritual! The generous indulgences are fully explained, along with the history and much more.

Booklet, 48 pages

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The Medal or Cross of Saint Benedict
The Medal or Cross of Saint Benedict
Its Origin, Meaning and Privileges
by Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger

Saint Benedict, father of western monasticism, is rather more known for his life and Rule than for a medal cast in his honour. Newly revised, updated and re-typeset.

Paperback, 140 pages
Its Origin, Meaning and Privileges
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Elizabeth of the Trinity
The Complete Works of Elizabeth of The Trinity, vol. 2

The Complete Works of Elizabeth of The Trinity, vol. 2
Letters From Carmel
Translated by Anne Englund Nash

This second of three volumes of her Complete Works contains all of Elizabeth's surviving letters from Carmel. It includes 8 photos, background information and the horarium for the Dijon Carmel, as well as the floor plan for the monastery.

In simple and tender language, writing to friends and family, Elizabeth returns again and again to the great themes of her spirituality: the indwelling Trinity, silence and solitude, living by love, becoming a "praise of glory" (laudem gloriae) by sharing in the dying and rising of Jesus Christ. Here too we find many of her best-known sayings, e.g., "I have found my heaven on earth, for heaven is God, and God is in my soul."

Paperback, 400 pages

Letters From Carmel
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The Complete Works of Elizabeth of The Trinity, vol. 1

The Complete Works of Elizabeth of The Trinity, vol. 1
Major Spiritual Writings
Translated by Aletheia Kane, OCD

Elizabeth of the Trinity (Elizabeth Catez), who died in 1906 at the age of 26 in the Carmel of Dijon, is a mystic for our times, with a profound spirituality rooted not in visions and voices but in attention to the indwelling Trinity and in the call to become a "praise of glory" for God. This first volume of her Complete Works contains her major spiritual writings, including two sets of retreat notes ("Heaven in Faith" and "Last Retreat") and her famous prayer "O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore." A comprehensive introduction to Elizabeth's life and spirituality by the editor, Conrad De Meester, is also included, along with detailed notes and 5 pages of photos.

Paperback, 204 pages

Major Spiritual Writings
$32.00
Inner Life and Worlds of Soul & Spirit
Inner Life and Worlds of Soul & Spirit
By Anne Catherine Emmerich

The first part of Inner Life and Worlds of Soul & Spirit casts light on the nature of visionary experience, prayer, the rosary, the amen, and ways of healing.

Part two presents both well-known parables and fascinating new teachings, including an allegory of marriage and of stars at birth.

Part three is occupied with heaven and hell, work for “poor souls” in purgatory, the habitations of the heavenly Jerusalem, John’s Book of Revelations, the “Octangular Church,” and the Churches Triumphant and Militant.

Part four focuses on such places as the spring at Matarea, the pool of Bethesda, the holy sepulcher, the praetorium, and the way of the cross in Ephesus.

Part five considers Egyptian star wisdom, the star of the Magi, Jacob’s ladder, the writing of the New Testament, the chalice of the Last Supper, the “twelve new apostles,” dragons, and Satan. The final section presents themes related to Jesus, including his two genealogial trees, baptism, voice, shoulder wound, the cloth used to lower him from the cross, Veronica’s scarf, his mantle, and apparitions upon his death.

Paperback, 256 pages

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The Rosary with Archbishop Lefebvre
The Rosary with Archbishop Lefebvre
by Fr Patrick Troadec

"One cannot think about the Eucharist without thinking about the Blessed Virgin Mary, because if she had not pronounced her fiat, we would not have the Holy Eucharist. It is because she gave her fiat that today we have the joy and the happiness of possessing Our Lord Jesus Christ in our tabernacles and on our altars. So, let us ask the Most Blessed Virgin Mary to give us this love that she so admired in her Son Jesus." - Archbishop Lefebvre on the Joyful Mysteries

This little book collects the thoughts of Archbishop Lefebvre and uses them to deepen our understanding of the mysteries of the Faith contained in the Rosary. The tone of the Archbishop is thoughtful, pleasant, and easy to read. Each mystery is described, followed by an instructional lesson with the corresponding virtue of the mystery to be imitated in our daily lives.

If you are seeking a better understanding of the Rosary, to integrate this prayer into your daily schedule, or to develop a deeper level of Faith through the study of its mysteries, this book is for you.

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 136 pages
$26.00
My Meditations on Saint Paul
My Meditations on Saint Paul
My Meditations on Saint Paul
by Father James Sullivan

With My Meditations on Saint Paul, follow in the missionary footsteps of Saint Paul from Damascus to Rome. Father James Sullivan begins each daily devotional with a scene from Acts of the Apostles or the Epistles of Saint Paul. Filled with rich historical and personal details describing the thoughts and feelings that a disciple must have experienced, Sullivan places you in the midst of the early Christians who heard the words of Saint Paul.

This pocket-sized devotional gives you everything you need to walk with and learn at the feet of the Saint Paul, including:
  • Intimate, personal reflections on the words and acts of Saint Paul
  • Heartfelt prayers, echoing the same prayers and petitions of the great convert and evangelizer
  • Detailed maps chronicling Saint Paul's extensive missionary journeys (p. 557-560)
  • A timeline of St. Paul's life both before and after his dramatic conversion (p. 563-564) 
  • And much more...
After Christ's death and resurrection, Paul became the first Apostle to preach His Good News to non-Jews (Gentiles). This is generally considered the most decisive moment in Church history and Saint Paul was at the center of that moment.

Now, you can travel with Saint Paul on his missionary tours, learn at his feet, and discover how to bring the teachings of Christ to your world. 

Leatherette, pocket size, 567 pages
$23.00  Inc Tax
True Devotion to Mary (Hardcover)
TRUE DEVOTION TO MARY: WITH PREPARATION FOR TOTAL CONSECRATION SAINT LOUIS DE MONTFORT

The Original and Best 1863 Translation from the French by Reverend Frederick William Faber, D.D. 

Two Books in One
  • True Devotion to Mary and
  • 33-Day Preparation for Total Consecration -
Includes: Prefaces, an Introduction, information on True Devotion and Saint Louis De Montfort.

A Classic Masterpiece of Marian Theology, True Devotion to Mary is considered the greatest book on the Blessed Virgin Mary ever written and has been recommended and practiced by eight Popes. "When we praise her, love her, honour her or give anything to her, it is God who is praised, God who is loved, God who is glorified, and it is to God that we give, through Mary and in Mary."

Hardcover, 194 pages
$28.00
St Therese and the Faithful

St Therese and the Faithful
A book for those living in the world
by Benedict Williamson

St Therese and the faithful is a practical manual which makes this great saint and doctor’s little way applicable to those living in the world.

Benedict Williamson shows, in this wonderful work, that the spirituality of St Therese is not just for religious, just as sainthood is not for religious only, but is for everyone. The home, just as truly as the convent, can be the school of sanctity, and St Therese leads the way.

paperback

A book for those living in the world
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