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Therese Neumann
Mystic and Stigmatist, 1898-1962
$36.00  Inc Tax
Boy Heroes
Out of Stock
$9.90  Inc Tax
A Story of Raphael
$20.00  Inc Tax
Show Us Your Face
A Story of Venerable Leo Papin Dupont
$17.00  Inc Tax
Pius XII and the Second World War
According to the Archives of the Vatican
$49.00  Inc Tax
The Soul of a Lion
Dietrich Von Hildebrand : a Biography
$36.00  Inc Tax
The Story of Giotto
$17.00  Inc Tax
Wandering Minstrel
A Story of Antonin Dvorak
$17.00  Inc Tax
Spiritual Cdl Merry del Val
Out of Stock
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A Story of Cesar Franck
$20.00
Fold It Gently
A story of Father Abram J. Ryan
$17.00  Inc Tax
Removing the Blindfold
Nineteenth-century Catholics and the Myth of Modern Freedom
$30.00  Inc Tax
Out of Stock
$38.00  Inc Tax
Ink In His Blood
A Story of Monsignor Ronald Knox
$19.00  Inc Tax
Search For A Shepherd
A Story of Father Paul of Graymoor
$17.00  Inc Tax
A Story of Father Jean Lamy
$20.00
Dante And His Journey
$22.00  Inc Tax
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Story of Louis Braille
$14.00  Inc Tax
Story of Michelangelo
$14.00  Inc Tax
Story of Schubert
$12.00  Inc Tax
$44.00  Inc Tax
$46.00  Inc Tax
The Golden Arrow
The Autobiography and Revelations of Sister Mary of St. Peter (1816-1848) on Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus
$34.00  Inc Tax
Out of Stock
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Along with A guide to composing Sermons, Sermons on the Annunciation
$29.00  Inc Tax
A Compendium on the Life of St. Galgano
$16.50
St Peter Claver (1581-1654)
$32.00
Model Mother
$21.00  Inc Tax
(1527-1598)
$70.00  Inc Tax
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
The story that inspired The Sound of Music
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Therese Neumann
Therese Neumann
Therese Neumann
Mystic and Stigmatist, 1898-1962
by Adalbert Albert Vogl

The life and remarkable gifts of Therese Neumann (1898-1962); who bore the stigmata from 1926 to 1962; and suffered the Passion of Jesus on Fridays. She went without food and drink (save Communion) for 26 years.

Also tells of her visions; language phenomena; mystical recognition of the Holy Eucharist; of priests; priestly blessings and relics; her bilocation and other mystical gifts. Impr.

Paperback, 290 pages, 20 color Illus; 20 B&W Illus
Mystic and Stigmatist, 1898-1962
$36.00  Inc Tax
Mother Marie Gabriel
Mother Marie Gabriel
by Sisters of Society of St Pius X

It is after a long missionary religious life that Mother Marie Gabriel (nee Bernadette Lefebvre) responds to a new call from God: her brother, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, asks her to come and take care of the postulants of a religious congregation that does not yet exist … except in the plans of Divine Providence.

This book narrates the childhood and youth of Bernadette Lefebvre, her missionary vocation, and the devotedness of Mother Marie Gabriel during her forty years in Africa, before giving herself to the task of forming the first Sisters of the Society Saint Pius X.

The reader will discover a summary of this simple, generous and completely given life.

Paperback, 136 pages

$20.00
Boy Heroes
Boy Heroes
Boy Heroes
by Dom Alban Fruth, O.SS.B.

Tonio Martinez and Andrew de Thaye made their lives a song of love for both Jesus and His Blessed Mother, Mary. These boys in a few short years have attained that goal which sometimes takes grown-ups a whole lifetime to reach. If you do what these boys did, Jesus will also consider you a hero.

Booklet, size 8.5" x 5.2", 32 pages
Out of Stock
$9.90  Inc Tax
Our Lady's Portrait Painter
Our Lady's Portrait Painter
A Story of Raphael
by Brother Ernest, C.S.C.

Raphael Santi was born in 1483 in Italy. His father, a well respected artist, encouraged young Raphael to develop his artistic talent. After he was orphaned at the age of 11, Raphael studied with other artists and painted many portraits of his favourite subject, the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1508, Pope Julius asked Raphael to work for him. In Rome, Raphael became known not only for his artistic masterpieces but also for his hard work, his humility, and his charity toward struggling young artists.

Level 2

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 94 pages
A Story of Raphael
$20.00  Inc Tax
Show Us Your Face
Show Us Your Face
Show Us Your Face
A Story of Venerable Leo Papin Dupont
by Brother Gerard Hagemann, C.S.C.

Known as the Holy Man of Tours, Leo Dupont worked hard to spread the devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus.

Level 2

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 96 pages
A Story of Venerable Leo Papin Dupont
$17.00  Inc Tax
Pius XII and the Second World War
Pius XII and the Second World War
Pius XII and the Second World War
According to the Archives of the Vatican
by Fr Pierre Blet, SJ

The first one-volume history, based on the Vatican archives, of Pope Pius XII and his dealings with the contesting powers and with the Jews during World War II.

Paperback, size 8.5" x 5.5", 304 pages
According to the Archives of the Vatican
$49.00  Inc Tax
The Soul of a Lion
The Soul of a Lion
The Soul of a Lion
Dietrich Von Hildebrand : a Biography
by Alice Von Hildebrand

Dietrich von Hildebrand, widely regarded as one of the great Catholic philosophers of the 20th century, is well-known for his numerous books, but, until this present work, not much has been known of his remarkable and inspiring life.

Written by his wife, Alice, also a highly respected Catholic thinker, this is a fascinating, moving and, at times, gripping account of a truly great man of the Church who suffered much for the faith.

Based on a very long "letter" Dietrich wrote to his wife late in his life, it tells his story from his glorious youth with a unique intellectual and cultural formation, his coversion to Catholisism, his great passion for truth and beauty, his extensive writing on Christian philosophy and theology, and his steadfast, determined opposition to Nazism that made him a marked man who miraculously escaped execution. A powerful biography of a relentless fighter against injustice, a devoted son of the Church, a man who had the "soul of a lion". Illustrated.

Paperback, size 8.5" x 5.5", 322 pages
Dietrich Von Hildebrand : a Biography
$36.00  Inc Tax
The Magic Brush
The Magic Brush
The Story of Giotto
by Brother Marco Daly, C.S.C.

Giotto Bondone was born around 1266 in Italy. Young Giotto loved to draw pictures, and his parents fostered his talent by allowing him to study with a famous artist in Florence. Soon, Giotto became a master painter, and he was asked to paint beautiful pictures in many churches. Everyone, including the Pope, loved his paintings. At one point in this story, when he was praised by King Robert of Naples, Giotto said, “The gifts I have were only loaned to me by the good Lord that I might better serve Him and His Church.” Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of the great artist Giotto, who humbly used his talents for the greater glory of God and the Church.

Level 2

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 92 pages
The Story of Giotto
$17.00  Inc Tax
Wandering Minstrel
Wandering Minstrel
Wandering Minstrel
A Story of Antonin Dvorak
by Brother Roy Nash, C.S.C.

Dvorak loved God, but his faith was tested when two of his children died. During this sorrowful time he wrote a lovely "Stabat Mater" in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Queen of Sorrows. This composer wrote many symphonies including "From the New World" which is still played by orchestras around the world.

Level 2

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 96 pages
A Story of Antonin Dvorak
$17.00  Inc Tax
Spiritual Cdl Merry del Val
The Spiritual Life of Cardinal Merry del Val

The Spiritual Life of Cardinal Merry del Val
by Rev. Jerome DalGal 

In the early part of the 21st century, because of the incessant and often strident media attention to the doings and mis-doings of many highly placed Churchmen, it is good to reflect upon how much good can be accomplished for the greater glory of God and the advancement of religion by even one man of deep holiness who has been placed in a position of great authority and responsibility in the Church.

Such a man was Cardinal Merry del Val. He was born into an aristocratic family of Irish, English, and Spanish parentage (oh happy combination!) in the city of London. His parents were the Marquis Raphael Merry del Val and the Countess Josephine de Zuletta. Among the family of his forebears was a martyr of the Church, St. Domenguito del Val, a child of barely seven who was crucified to a wall in the Cathedral of Saragossa in 1250 by the enemies of Christianity. He is of course best known as the architect and executor of St. Pius X’s war against Modernism, for which great service to God he acquired numerous enemies in his lifetime, and for which we can be sure that he gained many friends in Heaven. But his life was not one of merely temporal greatness. He was a profoundly humble and virtuous man as well.

Saint Pius X had as his Secretary of State a man who was eminently worth of his holy pontificate—Cardinal Merry del Val. In 1931, a year after the death of this illustrious Cardinal, the famous French scholar René Bazin made he following observation: “Judgment was passed in many different ways on Cardinal Merry del Val while he was living. This was due largely to the part he played in the political and religious affairs of his time. But now that he is dead people are getting to know him better, for with death has come the unveiling of the well-guarded secret of his extraordinary spiritual life.”

Paperback, size 8.5" x 5.5", 188 pages

Out of Stock
$30.00  Inc Tax
Don't Push
Don't Push
A Story of Cesar Franck
by Brother Roberto, C.S.C.

Cesar Franck showed amazing ability in music even at a very early age. His father demanded prompt and complete obedience. He suffered from being forced to work so hard at music but did not complain. All who knew him loved him. He was known for his kindness despite his not having an easy life. He gave music lessons for many years to help pay for the expenses of the family. He was a devout Catholic. He attended Mass and spent long periods of time in Church in meditation. He composed many musical works but is especially known for his musical composition “Panis Angelicus”. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Cesar Franck by learning how to accept challenges no matter how difficult and still continue to love others and live a good and holy life.

Level 2

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 96 pages
A Story of Cesar Franck
$20.00
Fold It Gently
Fold It Gently
Fold It Gently
A story of Father Abram J. Ryan
by Brother Bernard Donahoe, C.S.C.

Fr. Abram Ryan is an American-born Catholic hero. As a young priest during the Civil War, he risked his life to administer the Sacraments to dying soldiers from both the North and the South.

Level 2

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 96 pages
A story of Father Abram J. Ryan
$17.00  Inc Tax
Removing the Blindfold
Removing the Blindfold
Removing the Blindfold
Nineteenth-century Catholics and the Myth of Modern Freedom
by Dr John Rao

19TH CENTURY CATHOLICS AND THE MYTH OF MODERN FREEDOM Among American Catholics, there is a certain unwillingness to see anything amiss with modern civilization as embodied in the American dream of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Often, this is because the only alternatives to democracy we know are the much more frightening specters of socialism and communism. To many, it seems the only way to have an effective voice in the American political arena is to align ourselves with the so-called conservative "Right." Yet if we follow the logic of the "Right" today, we may wonder why people who support individual rights and freedom of conscience in the economic and political realm are so vehemently opposed to the supremacy of individual rights and freedom of conscience in the moral realm. Many Catholics give up following the logic at this point and cast their vote in favor of freedom of conscience as the most important principle - because it is the most advantageous to them at this moment.

LEARN THE TRUTH The Catholic Church, however, has never been concerned primarily with what is the most advantageous political system at a given point in history, but rather with the truth. In Removing the Blindfold, Dr. John Rao explains the conundrum that modern Catholics face in dealing with the current socio-political climate and traces the roots of this problem back to the French Revolution and the principles it espoused. He shows how most modern Catholics have embraced some form of revolutionary thought without even being aware of it, and reveals how revolutionary ideals are incompatible with Church teaching, and always have been.

Paperback, size 8.5" x 5.5", 200 pages
Nineteenth-century Catholics and the Myth of Modern Freedom
$30.00  Inc Tax
The Song at the Scaffold
The Song at the Scaffold
by Gertrud von Le Fort

July 17, 1794: French Revolutionaries are out to crush the Catholic Church in their nation, and the latest targets of their brutality are the Carmelites of the convent of Compiègne. Sentenced to death for their faith, they kneel at the foot of the guillotine, renew their vows, and begin chanting 
Veni, Creator Spiritus, while each one mounts the scaffold to be beheaded.

The Song at the Scaffold is an historical novella based on the gripping story of these brave heroines who offered their lives as a witness to Christ. Written for adults, this 1931 classic has been supplemented with extensive study aids that make it suitable as well for high school students, including footnotes, questions for literary analysis, a glossary, an historical timeline, and an author biography.

Ages 12+

Paperback, size 8.5" x 5.5", 136 pages
Out of Stock
$38.00  Inc Tax
Ink In His Blood
Ink In His Blood
Ink In His Blood
A Story of Monsignor Ronald Knox
by Brother Edward Overstreet, C.S.C.

Ronald Knox was born in England in 1888, and he grew up in the Church of England. After much study and prayer, Ronald decided to join the Roman Catholic Church in 1917. Ronald was ordained a priest in 1919. Father Knox was a brilliant writer who published many works, but he saw a great need in the English-speaking Church: the need for a new translation of the Bible.

Level 3

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 145 pages
A Story of Monsignor Ronald Knox
$19.00  Inc Tax
Hugh O’Flaherty The Irish Priest Who Resisted the Nazis
Hugh O’Flaherty The Irish Priest Who Resisted the Nazis
by Fiorella De Maria

Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty was working in the Vatican when dictator Benito Mussolini fell from power and Germany invaded Italy in 1943. This courageous Irish priest who resisted the Nazi occupation was made famous by the movie, The Scarlet and the Black, starring Gregory Peck. The Monsignor O'Flaherty brought to life in this story is as intriguing and exciting as the film version.Witty, brilliant, and fearless, Monsignor O'Flaherty helped escaped Allied prisoners of war and persecuted Jews to elude capture by the Germans. At great risk to themselves, Monsignor O'Flaherty and his equally brave friends—priests, nuns, and lay men and women, including a few aristocrats—saved thousands of lives. They constantly needed to stay one step ahead of the ever-persistent Nazis until their surrender to the Allies in 1945.

Not just a thrilling adventure story, this book offers a portal into a real-life battle between good and evil. It also tells of the need after a war for forgiveness and redemption.

Paperback, size 8" x 5.25", 196 pages
Out of Stock
$0.00
Search For A Shepherd
Search For A Shepherd
Search For A Shepherd
A Story of Father Paul of Graymoor
by Brother Roberto, CSC

Fr. Paul was a convert from the Anglican Church. He founded the Society of the Atonement and established a wonderful devotion known as the Church Unity Octave.

Level 2

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 96 pages
A Story of Father Paul of Graymoor
$17.00  Inc Tax
Angel Of The Ragpickers
Angel Of The Ragpickers
A Story of Father Jean Lamy
by Brother Roberto, C.S.C.

As a child, Jean Lamy, and his family did three things every evening: pray the Rosary, read a chapter from the ‘Imitation of Christ’ and read the life of the saint for the day from the ‘Lives of the Saints’. He was greatly devoted to Our Lady and carried a small statue of Her wherever he went. He worked hard and even though setbacks occurred he was able to enter the seminary at the age of twenty-three and commended his future work to the Blessed Virgin. Our Lady appeared to him and told him of the coming of World War I and the causes. Most people did not believe him until the war came to France. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Father Jean Lamy by learning how to accept challenges no matter how difficult and how to live our lives so that we may receive the graces we need and to reach our true home in Heaven.

Level 2

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 96 pages
A Story of Father Jean Lamy
$20.00
Dante And His Journey
Dante And His Journey
Dante And His Journey
by Brother Evan Schmid, C.S.C.

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in 1261. As a brilliant and well-respected Florentine, he entered politics. In 1301, after a political upheaval in Florence, Dante was unjustly banished from the city of his birth. Exhiled for the rest of his life, Dante turned his poetic genius to writing a masterpiece of Italian poetry, The Divine Comedy. Reading this story can encourage us to follow the footsteps of Dante who responded to physical adversity by focusing his energy on the spiritual world and remaining true to the Faith.

Level 3

Paperback, size 9" x 6", 143 pages
$22.00  Inc Tax
Story of Venerable Catherine McAuley
Story of Venerable Catherine McAuley
A Story of Venerable Catherine McAuley
by Brother Ernest, C.S.C

Catherine was surrounded by many Protestants who tried to dissuade her from attending Mass. But Catherine stayed true to her Catholic faith and converted others by her prayers and kindness. In 1822, after receiving a large inheritance she used the money to build an orphanage and in 1831 she became the head of a new religious Order called the Sisters Of Mercy. reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Ven. Catherine McAuley who remained steadfast in her faith and dedicated her life and wealth to help care for those in need.

Level 1

Paperback, size 8" x 6", 30 pages
$12.00  Inc Tax
Story of Captain John Barry
Story of Captain John Barry
A Story of Captain John Barry
by Brother Ernest, C.S.C.

Captain John Barry was born in Ireland in 1745 and grew up in a loving Catholic family. As a teenager his parents gave him permission to sail to America. He served in the Continental Navy during the American Revolution. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of John Barry, who was faithful to his duties and kind to those under his leadership.

Level 1

Paperback, size 8" x 6", 30 pages
$12.00  Inc Tax
A Story of Diego Mendez
A Story of Diego Mendez
by Brother Ernest, C.S.C

Diego Mendez sailed to America with Christopher Columbus on his final voyage. Without his help Columbus would not have been able to return to Spain after this last voyage. Diego risked his life on several occasions to serve his well-loved friend Christopher Columbus. In all his trials he prayed and placed his faith In God. He loved God and the Catholic Church and was always an example of piety to others. His life teaches us we must place our faith and complete trust in God in all our trials regardless of how difficult the task awaiting us seems to be. 

Level 1

Paperback, size 8" x 6", 30 pages
$12.00  Inc Tax
Story of Louis Braille
Story of Louis Braille
A Story of Louis Braille
by Brother Ernest, C.S.C.

In 1812, when Louis Braille was only 3 years old, he was blinded by an accident in his father's workshop. His family wanted him to still get an education so they sent him to a school for the blind in Paris. He studied music and became the organist at St Anne's Church in Paris. Later he developed the Braille system of reading which used raised dots to form letters and words. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Louis braille, who was determined to overcome his disability and to help others.

Level 1

Paperback, size 8" x 6", 30 pages
$14.00  Inc Tax
A Story of Dvorak

A Story of Dvorak
by Brother Ernest, C.S.C.

Antonin Dvorak was born on the Feast of Our Lady's Nativity, September 8, 1841. Even as a child he was fascinated by music. His father wanted him to follow in his footsteps as an inn keeper and village butcher but in time he realized what a gift his son had for music.

After graduating from Organ School he met his future wife. Sorrow was to be a part of their married life when they lost in death two of their children within two months of each other. Antonin joined his sorrows with the sorrow of Our Lady and wrote the "Sabat Mater".

Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Antonin Dvorak as even though he was a world famous composer he remained a humble man until death.

Level 1

Paperback, size 8" x 6", 30 pages

$14.00
Story of Michelangelo
Story of Michelangelo
A Story of Michelangelo
by Brother Ernest, C.S.C.

Michelangelo Buonarroti was born in Italy in 1475. As a young man he carved many statues and was an accomplished artist. When Pope Julius II asked him to paint frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel he hesitated as he considered himself a sculptor, not a painter. But he listened to the pope and began painting. Reading this story can encourage us to follow int he footsteps of Michelangelo who had the courage to use his talents in new ways, thereby bringing greater glory to God.

Level 1

Paperback, size 8" x 6", 30 pages

$14.00  Inc Tax
Story of Rubens
A Story of Rubens
by Brother Ernest, C.S.C

Peter Paul Rubens was born in 1577. His father died when he was only ten but his mother raised him to the best of her ability. She allowed him to be a page in the palace of Countess de Lalaing. While serving in her palace he would meet many great men and be taught by several Jesuits. He excelled in his studies. He studied under many famous artists and excelled in his talent as an artist. He continued to work his whole life. He painted numerous religious pictures and his greatest masterpiece is "Descent from the Cross". Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Rubens by using the gifts that God gives us to the best of our ability.

Paperback, size 8" x 6", 30 pages

Peter Paul Rubens | Descent from the cross (Circa 1800) | MutualArt
$14.00
Story of Schubert
Story of Schubert
A Story of Schubert
by Brother Ernest, C.S.C

In 1797, Franz Schubert was born near Vienna, Austria. At a young age he began taking piano and violin lessons. He joined the local choir and began taking organ and voice lessons. Soon he started composing his own music. He composed 6 Mass settings, 9 symphonies and more than 500 songs during his short life. Franz Schubert used his talents to glorify God by writing beautiful music that has touched the hearts of many.

Level 1

Paperback, size 8" x 6", 30 pages
$12.00  Inc Tax
Richelieu
Richelieu
by Hilaire Belloc

Sketch of the Cardinal's character - specifically of his Will - seen through his background, the figures surrounding him, and his line of action. In attempting to achieve for France the leadership of Europe, Richelieu loosed forces stronger than he could deal with, with the consequent weakening, if not destruction, of Catholicism. This gripping tale, unfolding at the heart of the European story, is a candid look at Richeliu's uncanny statesmanship and undoubted sincerity, and the unintended but disastrous effect of these upon the soul of Western civilization.

Paperback, 272 pages
$44.00  Inc Tax
Charles II: The Last Rally
Charles II: The Last Rally
by Hilaire Belloc

This is a vivid portrayal of Charles II, as well as a historical investigation into the role of monarchy in pre-Revolution Europe. It looks closely at the role that the burgeoning financial powers played in shaping European politics and the effects of these powers on the English monarchy and on Europe generally. Belloc brings to his writing an intimate knowledge of the countries about which he is writing and a fervent belief in the Catholic faith and its role in the history of Europe.

Paperback, 223 pages


$40.00  Inc Tax
Charles I
Charles I
by Hilaire Belloc

The Reformation in England led to its victory in much of the rest of Europe. That victory unleashed the forces of social disintegration Protestantism, Capitalism, and anti-Catholicism and led them to challenge the tradition of Monarchy on the field of battle. This book tells the story of how Charles I came to face those forces, manipulated by the Money Power, and how and why he failed.

Paperback, 286 pages, Illus.
$46.00  Inc Tax
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
$34.00  Inc Tax
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"
Out of Stock
$46.00  Inc Tax
Life of Gabrielle Lefebvre, The
Life of Gabrielle Lefebvre, The
by Rev Fr Le Crom

The story is told by the spiritual director of the mother of Archbishop Lefebvre - a mother of eight children, five of whom entered religion. After the baptism of the future archbishop, she would say, "He will have a great role to play in the holy Church, at Rome, near the Holy Father." Admittedly, that strikes most of us as odd, preposterous or even freaky, but that is indeed what she said!
 
Describes her commitment to the ordinary way of salvation and some of what is known of her mysticism.
 
Booklet, 35 pages
$11.00
The Autobiography of St. Robert Bellarmine

Bellarmine never set out to compose any writings, but always did so out of obedience. He wrote his autobiography for 2 of his brother Jesuits out of courtesy for their request to have an account of his life. Though he never intended it for any eyes but theirs, it was discovered and published in the 18th century, and became a great success. It is a brief and simple account of the life and travails of a great soul that loved Jesus Christ above all things.

Also included are St Robert Bellarmine’s Guide to Composing Sermons and evidence of this in action, his Sermons on the Annunciation given in Italy. These sermons explore the depths of the mysteries contained in the Annunciation made by the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin, which were preached in Italy while he was a Cardinal in Rome. These explore subjects as diverse as Greek and Hebrew etymology, Angelology, Mariology and the fulfillment of the Old Covenant in Christ. The publishers have also added pictures of the places and people St. Robert mentions when relating his life.

paperback
Along with A guide to composing Sermons, Sermons on the Annunciation
$29.00  Inc Tax
The True Story of the Sword in the Stone
True Story of the Sword in the Stone
A Compendium on the Life of St. Galgano
by Torchj Dei Gius Galetti

This is the first work of any length in the English language on St. Galgano, an Italian knight who gave up his comfortable life to become a hermit. One particular incident from his life is already known to English speaking audiences, though through entirely other means, namely, the medieval stories of King Arthur.

It may come as a surprise that there was a real sword in the stone, which may still be seen in Galgano, Italy.

The sword in the stone, though a significant miracle in St. Galgano’s life, is but a divine confirmation of his calling to penance, prayer and sacrifice for souls, whereas in Arthurian legend it is centered around the establishment of an earthly

kingdom. This introduction into the Arthurian legend is late, around the 14th century, and most certainly has its origin in the story of St. Galgano.

This simple, straightforward narrative was written in the 19th century, and has been translated for the first time into English, so as to acquaint English speakers with this famous Italian saint.

The story traces St. Galgano’s life from his early youth and sinful years, his conversion, and the circumstances by which he became a hermit on Mt. Siepi. Then, the events of his holy life, his death and burial, as well as a description of what the abbey of St. Galgano looked like. The author, Galetti, even adds the testimony of miracles associated with Galgano’s head, a relic preserved in Siena.



Paperback, 76 pages

A Compendium on the Life of St. Galgano
$16.50
A Saint in the Slave Trade
A Saint in the Slave Trade
St Peter Claver (1581-1654)
by Arnold Lunn

Captured and separated from all he loved, fettered down in a ship amid relentless waves and disease, he lived at the mercy of his captors. Water and food were scarce, prisoners were tortured and tormented, and the heat and decrepitude were intolerable. Many succumbed to death, while others committed suicide or were killed. 

This is the desperate situation into which St. Peter Claver (1581–1684) voluntarily entered. Author Arnold Lunn reflects that St. Peter, a learned and gifted priest, became the “slave of the slaves” in order to become a father to the fatherless. He lived in the slave ships of the West Indies to care for the sick and bring the gospel and the sacraments to the hopeless.

In A Saint in the Slave Trade, Lunn reveals how, from the early days of Christianity, the Church has worked to uphold the dignity, rights, and freedom of slaves and that many of the same struggles to overcome injustice and affirm the value of human life are apparent today. 

Reflecting on humanistic outrages from Roman times to recent years, A Saint in the Slave Trade offers philosophical and spiritual insights on how the power of Christian charity revolutionizes and liberates souls in the direst situations. Embark on a spiritual voyage with St. Peter Claver and let him guide you in:

  • fostering your prayer life and union with God through Ignatian spirituality
  • growing in docility and obedience to God's will
  • overcoming injustice by sharing God's love, person to person
  • cultivating virtues by following St. Peter Claver's example of heroic charity
  • offering sacrifices for souls and finding happiness amid suffering

A Saint in the Slave Trade powerfully attests that all lives matter. Our personal witness of sanctity is a “creative force” that will help lead other souls to God.

Paperback, 208 pages

St Peter Claver (1581-1654)
$32.00
A Captain's Portrait, Witold Pilecki
A Captain's Portrait, Witold Pilecki
Martyr for Truth
by Adam J Koch

Born in 1901, Witold Pilecki is best known as a Polish Cavalry officer, WWII Polish Underground intelligence operative and resistance leader.

In 1940, as the evil of the Nazi regime intensified, he volunteered for a mission which required getting himself imprisoned in the German concentration camp of Auschwitz to gather intelligence and expose its horrors to the world. In captivity he organised resistance and brought comfort to other prisoners.

As the world grows in its awareness of the heroic life of Witold Pilecki we can see clearly why he can be rightly considered one of the greatest heroes of World War II, and indeed, of the entire twentieth century.

This extensively researched account of Witold Pilecki's life shares with us the story of great adventure, one defined by a rare courage, selflessness and virtue, one that cannot help but to inspire and enthral us.

Hardcover, 452 pages
Martyr for Truth
$45.00
Mamma Margherita

Mamma Margherita
Model Mother
by Fr Augustin Auffray, SDB

“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”, goes the old saying. This has rarely been so true as in the case of Mamma Margherita Bosco, mother of the great apostle of youth, Saint John Bosco.

A peasant by birth, Margherita already demonstrated virtue, courage and common sense as a young girl. After her husband’s death, she single-handedly raised her three boys while running the family farm. Then, when her beloved John called on her help for his budding Oratory in Turin, she generously answered his call. She once more became a mother – this time of hundreds of boys in Turin.

Partly using material from his monumental biography of Don Bosco and partly relying on the Saint’s memoirs, Father Auffray paints as complete a picture as possible of this great woman.

Father Auffray wrote this book in order to give mothers an example they could follow and in order to encourage them in the difficulties inherent in their sacred task of raising children.

“We offer to all women who feel in their heart the desire to be “mothers of a holy people” this model of energy, abnegation and Christian spirit in the education of her children”. Father Augustin Auffray (Preface)

Paperback, 174 pages

Model Mother
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Philip II
Philip II (1527-1598)
by William Thomas Walsh

Walsh's greatest book--about Europe's most powerful king ever. But more, it is a panorama of the entire 16th century. Covers the birth of Protestantism and the secret efforts to undermine Catholic unity, the Huguenot wars in France, the Sack of Rome, Great Siege, Battle of Lepanto, Spanish Armada, Council of Trent, etc.; and, Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I, St. Pius V, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Ignatius of Loyola, etc.

Hardcover, 777 pages, 9 Illus,
(1527-1598)
$70.00  Inc Tax
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
'With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much about the real-life woman and her family was left untold. Here, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells in her own beautiful, simple words the extraordinary story of her romance with the baron, their escape from Nazi-occupied Austria, and their life in America. Now with photographs from the original edition. 320pp'
The story that inspired The Sound of Music
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