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Meditations for Septuagesima and Lent
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The Imitation of Christ
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Patience and Humility
A Handbook for Christians
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Major Spiritual Writings
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The Nature, Dignity, and Mission of Woman
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The Story of His Life Simply Told
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An Allegory
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The Maxims of St Philip Neri
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or Reflections and Prayer in Honor of the Blessed Sacrament
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Credidimus Caritati
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Sins of the Tongue
Or Jealousy in Womas's Life
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Friends of the Cross
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My Daily Life
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Treatise On the Love of God
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The Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation
Compiled from the writings of St Alphonsus Liguori
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A Book of Light and Consolation
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My Ideal - Jesus, Son of Mary
Jesus, Son Of Mary
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Rules for Discerning the Spirits
In the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
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Sermons of the Cur? of Ars
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The Soul Sanctified
Catholic Wisdom on the Way of Salvation
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The Spiritual Combat
And a Treatise on Peace of Soul
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Spiritual Exercises
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For All The Sundays Of The Year
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Humility of Heart
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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.
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Crux Fidelis

This little book, which brings us from Septuagesima Sunday right through to Holy Saturday, is both rich in theology and eminently practical.

By means of short daily meditations, Father de Dreux helps us to prepare ourselves spiritually for the Passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Taking each event recorded in the Gospels, Father brings us into the mystery of the Passion, simply but profoundly.

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

Meditations for Septuagesima and Lent
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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
The Imitation of Christ
The Imitation of Christ
After the Bible, The Imitation is the all-time favorite book of Catholics for over 500 years. And this translation of Bishop Challoner, who revised the Douay-Rheims Bible in the 1740's, is the most beautiful and edifying we know of. Speaks to the soul of every Christian, reminding him of the shortness of time, the length of eternity and the brevity of earthly joy vs. the eternity of happiness with God. Belongs in every Catholic's library. Impr. 427 pgs, PB
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Patience and Humility
Patience and Humility
'Lasting happiness through patience & humility. Learn how to develop these virtues without which heroism, self-denial, and martyrdom are worthless. Learn why Jesus said that to save your life, you must lose it, and see how happiness can be found in self-surrender. 136pp'
A Handbook for Christians
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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
The Complete Works of Elizabeth of The Trinity, vol. 1

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.

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  • Pages: 204
Major Spiritual Writings
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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.

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The Nature, Dignity, and Mission of Woman
The Nature, Dignity, and Mission of Woman
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Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth
by Mother Mary Loyola

In 1906, Mother Mary Loyola was asked to write the story of Our Lord for American missionaries.  Her writing style had so endeared her to children the world over that, despite the many excellent versions of this Greatest Story Ever Told, its publishers were confident that it would bring its readers closer to Our Lord.

Though it was originally intended for children, like most of Mother Loyola's work, it has a very broad appeal across all ages.  For this reason, the same book was subsequently published under the current title--The Story of His Life Simply Told--as a way to encourage adults that this story is not for children alone.

Thus, while the content of this book is exactly the same as Jesus of Nazareth: The Story of His Life Written for Children, even down to the illustrations, we have followed the lead of these earlier publishers and created this edition for adult sensibilities.

Paperback, size 5.5" x 8.5", 460 pages

The Story of His Life Simply Told
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Little Children's Prayer Book
Little Children's Prayer Book
by Mother Mary Loyola

This beautiful, newly illustrated hardcover edition of the classic 1911 title by Mother Mary Loyola is the perfect gift for a First Communicant! 

This little 4" x 6" pocket gem contains more than just daily prayers: Two different sets of meditations for the Mass are accompanied by illustrations showing what the priest is doing at each stage.  Add Mother Loyola's excellent examination of conscience, geared especially for children, devotional stories that foster a loving obedience, and the gorgeous full-color illustrations, and you'll be wishing you had such a book as a child!

Hardcover, size 4.5" x 6.25", 144 pages

$38.00
Holyday Book, The
The Holyday Book
by Fr Francis X. Weiser

Why do we wear our best clothes on Sunday?  What was the Holy Ghost Hole in medieval churches?  How did a Belgian nun originate the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament?  Where did the Halloween mask and the jack-o’-lantern come from? 

Learn the answer to these questions, as well as the history behind our traditional celebration of Thanksgiving, in this gem of a book by Father Weiser.

Paperback, size 5.5" x 8.5", 218 pages

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The Voyage of the Pax

In writing this allegory to help explain the religious life to the boy oblates in his charge, Dom Bede drew upon the struggles he experienced during his conversion, as well as an experience from his Oxford years, when shipwrecked off the coast of Spain. Left clinging to the wreckage along with his fellow passengers for 17 hours, upon being rescued, he decided to consecrate his life to the service of God in thanksgiving.

The Voyage of the PAX, then, is a thrilling seafaring allegory portraying the journey of life, with its many threats to our souls, as a voyage of several young men, crossing the high seas to reach their home in the Golden City. They must work hard and make difficult decisions in order to pass the straits of Mors and enter into the haven of Æternitas.

This story is a perfect follow-up for those who loved Mother Mary Loyola's The King of the Golden City.

 

5.5" x 8.5"        paperback         72 pages

An Allegory
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Seeds of the Kingdom

Seeds of the Kingdom
By Fr Almire Pichon, S.J.

The history of our Holy Faith gives many an instance of Saints working hand-in-hand for the Glory of God and the salvation of souls. AS St. Teresa of Avila was given St. John of the Cross, so too was God's own "Little Flower" in need of a devout teacher. It was the saintly spiritual direction from the little-known Fr. Almire Pichon, S. J., which aided her in her daily life at Carmel and helped her to reach the heights of the spiritual life.

Inside this book one will find simple truths and profound treasures of our Catholic Faith, transmitted by a holy man to those who were placed in his care.

Hardcover, 271 pages.

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If God Be With Us: St Philip Neri
If God Be With Us:
The Maxims of St Philip Neri

St Philip Neri (1515-1595) is known as the Apostle of Rome and the founder of the Congregation of the Oratory. This translation of his maxims and sayings is the work of Fr Faber, first published in 1847. His Maxims emphasise the constant teaching of the masters of the spiritual life, going back to the Desert Fathers (themselves always the favourite reading of St Philip). Full of good sense, they present us with an essential spirituality, presented as easily accessible reflections for each month of the year.

Paperback, 80 Pages
The Maxims of St Philip Neri
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A Voice from the Tabernacle

Beginning with a literal voice from the tabernacle, this book seeks to bring readers back closer to Christ. In what would be the preface, readers get a reminder that says, “My child, this little Tabernacle is My dwelling place among men. Here I am anxiously awaiting to dispense My graces and blessings to them; but alas! They do not visit Me to ask these blessings or spend a few short moments during the course of the day in My company.” This book continues on with what readers can hope to obtain during time spent with Jesus. Included with illustrations, this book offers prayers for pious souls hoping for a reprieve from the world in this day and age and wishing to take refuge with Jesus. Readers can take comfort in reading about Jesus' unending love for them and forming a deeper connection with Him.

Paperback, 128 pages, Impr 1905.

or Reflections and Prayer in Honor of the Blessed Sacrament
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The Spiritual Life

By Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

After the posthumous books of Archbishop Lefebvre, The Mass of All Time and Priestly Holiness, here is now a third volume entitled The Spiritual Life.

It gathers in a single volume the words of Archbishop Lefebvre on the subject of the life of the soul. The words of the great bishop are indeed an inexhaustible wellspring of meditation proper to nourish in the faithful their union with God, to encourage them on the field of spiritual combat and to draw them higher in the practice of Christian virtues. 

This book is not an exhaustive treatise on spirituality, but a presentation of its fundamental aspects.
Arranged by Fr. Patrick Troadec, SSPX

502 pp. Cloth Hardbound

Credidimus Caritati
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Spiritual Bouquet

A Spiritual Bouquet for each day of the year. 366 inspiring New Testament quotes. Not by bread alone does man live, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Mt. 4:4)

64pp. vinyl cover. pocket size.

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St Therese Of Lisieux-Letters To Her Spiritual Brothers

Letters To Her Spiritual Brothers Collects The Correspondence Between St. Thérèse Of Lisieux And Missionaries Fr. Adolphe Roulland And Fr. Maurice Bellière.

The letters cover the practical and spiritual aspects of religious, clerical, and missionary life in the 19th century, and offer a unique glimpse into the soul of one of the most beloved saints in recent history.

In addition to the letters themselves, this edition includes an overview of the lives of Frs. Roulland and Bellière, and additional documents relevant to their correspondence with St. Thérèse. In order to assist the reader in better understanding the context and circumstances surrounding the letters, substantive footnotes have been incorporated throughout. 

Although more than a century has passed since they were written, these letters confront perennial themes familiar to Christians of every generation. Every Catholic, whether clerical, religious, or lay, will discover immense spiritual benefits in this unique collection. 

Softcover. 152 pages, Photographs. 

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Sins of the Tongue
Sins of the Tongue
'This book consists of fifteen discourses (four on Sins of the Tongue, three on Envy and Jealousy, two on Rash Judgments, two on Christian Patience, and four on Grace) that were originally talks given to laywomen of his diocese in the late 19th century. At the beginning the good Archbishop says \xc2\xbfI propose, my children, to give you some instructions on the tongue, and the faults which it causes us to commit. I shall commence today by speaking of the power and beauty of that organ, of the noble use which ought to be made of it, and of the many advantages we may derive from it.\xc2\xbf There is precious little teaching on the topics covered in these instructions which is accessible to the average man and woman of today. 268pp'
Or Jealousy in Womas's Life
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Friends of the Cross
Friends of the Cross
' A priceless booklet. Each paragraph leads us to a greater understanding, appreciation, and love of the Cross that is our key to the gate of Heaven. Includes 14 practical rules to follow in carrying our crosses in order to accept them generously. Good for suffering souls. Used on retreats. 36pp, softcover '
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Thought for the Day

"WHAT WILL THIS NEW YEAR BE FOR US? 

God only knows, but by our desire for sanctification we can turn for help to Our Lord’s will to save our soul and all souls. How consoling it is to think that our everyday life can be transformed into numerous graces of sanctification and Redemption! So it was throughout the life of Our Lord and of the Virgin Mary."
                 —Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (January 3rd Feast of St. Genevieve)


This little collection of quotes, taken from the sermons and writings of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, assigns a short reading to every day of the year. It is a beautiful and simple way to practice daily recollection and elevate the mind to God. This new collection of the Archbishop’s words helps to develop the daily habits that can shape our eternal destiny.

"With the shepherds, we will go to that little Child, and despite His frail appearance we will believe in His divinity, confronting all those who, on the contrary, think of doing away with the Child as soon as He is born. Herod is already sending his troops to kill all the infant boys less than two years old, hoping that this future King will be among those children. Madman! He is opposing the One who comes to save him."
—Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (December 28th Feast of the Holy Innocents)

191 Pages

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The Imitation of Christ leather hardcover

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas À Kempis needs no introduction. For more than five centuries it has been the most popular spiritual book second only to the Sacred Scriptures. It presents the fundamental principles of the spiritual life. The Christian soul is invited to follow Christ Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. As we study its contents we are convinced that without that Way there is no going, without that Truth there is no knowing, without that Life there is no real living.

This translation by Bishop Challoner, who revised the Douay-Rheims Bible in the 1740's, is the most beautiful and edifying available. The Imitation of Christ speaks to the soul of every Christian, reminding him of the brevity of earthly joy compared to the eternity of happiness with God. This spiritual classic belongs to every Christian library.

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Pages:320
Size:4" x 6"
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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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My Daily Life
My Daily Life
My Daily Life is the follow-up title, and natural complement to Father Paone's indispensible My Daily Bread. While the latter focused on the interior life, My Daily Life focuses on the exterior life, offering practical advice on daily living and getting to the heart of human nature. This powerful little volume will help you navigate a world that is \xe2\x80\x9cno paradise, neither\xe2\x80\xa6an utter hell.\xe2\x80\x9d My Daily Life offers sound advice on a host of daily struggles, including: \xe2\x80\xa2 How to strive for earthly fulfillment within the bounds of reason, reality, and morality (p. 12) \xe2\x80\xa2 How to overcome our insecurity in a world that we cannot control (p. 59) \xe2\x80\xa2 How to achieve self-possession by controlling undue anger (p. 87) \xe2\x80\xa2 How to face life with a realistic outlook and avoid being overly emotional (p. 122) \xe2\x80\xa2 How the theological virtue of hope can benefit us in our earthly goals as well (p .273) \xe2\x80\xa2 And much more\xe2\x80\xa6 Father Paone presents the readings in \xe2\x80\x9cbite-sized\xe2\x80\x9d portions that make it easy to maintain a daily devotional schedule. This convenient, palm-sized book is overflowing with common sense, compassion, and holiness. The passages in the book will help transform belief into realization, and theory into practice. My Daily Life is an essential and relatively unknown part of the canon of great Catholic literature. My Daily Life is a practical guide that will help you to persevere in the holy resolutions which you make at the time of confession, Holy Communion, missions, retreats, or any moment of grace. A portion of proceeds from every purchase of this Confraternity of the Precious Blood title go directly to The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, NY to support them in their vocation. 315pp
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Treatise On the Love of God
Treatise On the Love of God
Masterful combination of theological principles and practical application regarding divine love - the subject of Our Lord's first and greatest commandment. Based on Scripture, the Fathers, St. Thomas. An acknowledged classic which goes to the heart of our religion. 555pp, softcover
One Volume Edition
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The Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation
The Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation
The 12 virtues we must all acquire to be happy in this world and to save our souls. Many of our readers rate this the most beautiful and inspiring book they have ever read. For absolutely all! One of TAN's top 5 best-selling books. Impr. 210 pgs, PB 210pp
Compiled from the writings of St Alphonsus Liguori
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Why Must I Suffer?
Whether it be due to our own over-indulgences in abusing the goods of this earth, our own countless transgressions against God's command-ments, or the Providential designs of our Creator, we will have our lot of suffering in this life. There is no escaping that. The question is how to benefit from it individually unto our everlasting glory and happiness in heaven. Fr. Remler provides fifteen reasons why we ought to embrace our trials and tribulations, be they physical or spiritual. Father addresses the effects of sin or the
A Book of Light and Consolation
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My Daily Bread: A Summary of the Spiritual Life: Simplified and Arranged for Daily Reading, Reflection and Prayer
My Daily Bread: A Summary of the Spiritual Life: Simplified and Arranged for Daily Reading, Reflection and Prayer
Hear Christ speak to you like never before. My Daily Bread is a series of short, daily reflections on the spiritual life. Written with loving care by Father Anthony Paone, this devotional will strengthen your love for Christ and his teachings. Written as a dialogue with Christ himself, Father Paone leads the reader through the three ways of the spiritual life: Purification, Imitation, and Union. Arranged for daily reflection, this pocket-sized book is an indispensible guide to the spiritual life. My Daily Bread overflows with reflections and prayers specifically designed to help you grow in the spiritual life and overcome failings, including: \xe2\x80\xa2 How to cultivate, recognize, and follow your conscience (p. 18) \xe2\x80\xa2 A contemplation of the Four Last Things that will help keep our focus on the eternal (p.25) \xe2\x80\xa2 The power of prayer as the first remedy to temptation (p. 99) \xe2\x80\xa2 A detailed guide on how to conquer a host of bad habits (p. 153) \xe2\x80\xa2 How to overcome our fear of suffering and instead embrace it as Christ embraced it (p. 203) \xe2\x80\xa2 How to live for Christ daily through spiritual reading, prayer, overcoming distractions, and cultivating devotions \xe2\x80\xa2 Achieving union with Christ through the Eucharist (p. 382) \xe2\x80\xa2 And much more\xe2\x80\xa6 Each daily reflection begins with Jesus speaking directly to you, kindly, patiently, and with great love. The next part of the reflection asks you to consider the truths presented in the words of Jesus. The final part consists of a prayer asking for God for the help to receive His wisdom and use it fruitfully in your life. With more than one million copies sold, My Daily Bread is a true Christian classic. It's simple, yet carefully crafted daily reflections have led thousands to a drastically improved interior life and a deeper love for Christ. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase of this Confraternity of the Precious Blood title go directly to The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, NY to support them in their vocation. 439pp
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My Ideal - Jesus, Son of Mary
My Ideal - Jesus, Son of Mary
'A famous little book based on the teaching of Fr. Chaminade. "Conversations" between the disciple of Mary on the one hand and Jesus and the Blessed Mother on the other. All about imitation of Our Lord\'s filial love for His Mother. Leads the soul to be an apostle in daily life; bringing others to Jesus and Mary. A complete, practical program of life, uniting one to Jesus and Mary. Beloved spiritual classic. Impr. 140 pgs; PB 131pp'
Jesus, Son Of Mary
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Rules for Discerning the Spirits
Rules for Discerning the Spirits
' Since 1533, the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius have been used by millions to deepen their Christian life. This booklet distills the wisdom of the 30-day retreat into 20 principles so you can discern the spiritual influences in your life that are from God from those that are from the devil. Father writes from 40 years of experience as a retreat master. 60pp, softcover '
In the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
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Sermons of the Cur? of Ars
Sermons of the Cure of Ars
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. 195pp, softcover , Impr.
TAN edition
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The Soul Sanctified
The Soul Sanctified
'This book consists of over 90 short meditational chapters on the eternal truths of the Faith we all should keep before our minds during our pilgrimage through life. 301pp'
Catholic Wisdom on the Way of Salvation
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The Spiritual Combat
The Spiritual Combat
' Famous classic on the spiritual life. 66 short chapters giving practical techniques for fighting sin and attaining virtue. First published in 1589. Favorite book of St. Francis de Sales, who carried it in his pocket for 18 years, read from it daily, and recommended it to all under his guidance. 24pp, softcover, Impr. '
And a Treatise on Peace of Soul
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Spiritual Exercises
Spiritual Exercises
' This great classic has been changing lives for over 400 years. This is a rare self-taught edition that does not require a retreat master. Designed to make a person re-examine the direction his life is taking and seriously direct himself away from Hell and toward Heaven. Inspires one to make a new beginning. 568pp, softcover, Impr '
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Sermons of St Alphonsus Liguori
One of the most powerful and compelling spiritual books ever written. Expounding on the theme, "What doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul". St. Alphonsus dwells repeatedly on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. Relentlessly, he brings the reader to considering his own eternal destiny. No one can read these sermons without being profoundly moved. Imprimatur 437 pp paperback
For All The Sundays Of The Year
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The Gospel of Peace

By Fr John J. Hugo

Fr. John Hugo (1911 1985) was a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburg who spent much of his life giving retreats based upon those that he had participated in while still a young priest in the 1930s. Those retreats were given by Fr. Onesimus Lacouture S. J. and Fr. Hugo was one of over 6000 priests to whom the retreat was given over a course of several years. The Retreat, as it was affectionately called by its devoteés was an electrifying and life-changing experience for many of them. It was nothing more nor less than the Spiritual Excercises of Saint Ignatius. But these retreats given by Fr. Lacouture were, as the saying goes the real deal. They were given as St. Ignatius intended, for the proper length of time and according to the true Ignatian spirit. They got to the real roots of Christian living. They were, in short, radical. Fr. Hugo became a disciple of Fr. Lacouture in the sense that he experienced the fruits and saw the necessity of the retreat for Catholic Americans. He determined to continue that work as part of his priestly vocation. Fr. Hugo became the spiritual advisor of Dorothy Day (and the Catholic Worker Movement) who took the retreat more than twenty times during her life. This book, The Gospel of Peace, is one fruit of that work, and it was very controversial at the time of its publication in 1943. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is always controversial because it is out of step with the world. LORETO PUBLICATIONS FORWORD The twentieth century has been called by many the bloodiest of centuries, the American Century, and most recently by Jewish writer Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century. All three nicknames have many cogent arguments to support their use, but no matter what history calls it, there is no doubt that it has been a time of great moral, spiritual, and political ferment. Just two of its many wars have already earned the name of World War. To the Catholic there is always only one war, and it will be waged constantly from that terrible day in the Garden of Eden until that awesome day of the Second Coming of Our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ our King. The war is always and everwhere between the Kingdom of Christ and that of the Prince of this World. It is Catholic priests who are so often found in the front lines of this perpetual battle, and even such an anti-catholic nation as the USA has produced in this bloody century some couragous and holy priests who have in one way or another fought the good fight against evil and for the salvation of souls. It is important for us as Catholic Americans to remember these men and to honor their sacrifices. Priests like Fr. Charles Coughlin, Bishop Fulton Sheen, Fr. Leonard Feeney, and the two to whom Loreto dedicates this publication, Fr. Onesimus Lacouture (the inspiration of it) and Fr. John Hugo (the author of it), should be models of inspiration for us, as they were for countless souls during their lifetimes. The Holy Spirit blows where He will, and He inspires those faithful who wish to live a Christ-like life, toward many different means of service to Christ the King. For Father Lacouture and Fr. Hugo and other American and Canadian priests, their method of service was The Retreat. The preceding words are in italics because that is how those disciples of Fr. Onesimus most affected by his spiritual direction affectionately termed it. They also called it simply The Doctrine, in much the same way that the disciples of Father Feeney always spoke of extra ecclesiam nulla salus, as The Dogma or referred to the first fourteen verses of St. John s Gospel as The Center Prayer (the Last Gospel of the Mass which all of Father s disciples could recite from memory in Latin and English).

Paperback, 176 pages

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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

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Humility of Heart
Humility of Heart
'Our Lord said, "Learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart." (Matt 11:29) This classic study in humility describes the nature of that virtue typical of all Saints - the one virtue that underlies every other virtue and without which none of us will enter Heaven. It says, "Impregnate yourself with humility, and you will soon find that all other virtues will follow without any effort on your part." A treasure filled with insights! 203pp'
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Imitation of The Sacred Heart of Jesus
' 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. 734pp, softcover, Impr. '
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