The Medal or Cross of St. Bendict: Its Origin, Meaning, and Priveleges by Prosper Gueranger, 1880

The Medal or Cross of St. Bendict: Its Origin, Meaning, and Priveleges by Prosper Gueranger, 1880 Besides the two figures of the cross and of St. Benedict, there are also inscribed on the medal a certain number of letters, each of which is the initial of a Latin word. These words compose one or two … Continue reading The Medal or Cross of St. Bendict: Its Origin, Meaning, and Priveleges by Prosper Gueranger, 1880

Catholic Worshiped

Catholic Worship: The Sacraments, Ceremonies and Festivals of the Church by Rev. Otto Gisler 1888 "No better compendium of all that a Cathtolic should know about his holy religion has as yet appeared in our language than Rev. Dr. Brennan's translation of Father Gisler's Catholic worship. Every Catholic family will find it a household treasure."--Right … Continue reading Catholic Worshiped

True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort

True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort It was on the 12th of May 1853, that the decree was pronounced at Rome, declaring Louis de Monfort's writings to be exempt from all error which could be a bar to his canonisation. In this very treatise on the veritable devotion … Continue reading True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort

St. Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal

St. Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal by Louise M. Stacpoole-Kenny, 1911 In those days when passions ran riot, and the knowledge of the truth was almost completely perverted and obscured, there was a continual struggle with errors, and human society, going from bad to worse, seemed to be rushing towards the abyss. … Continue reading St. Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal

The Life of Saint John of the Cross

The Life of Saint John of the Cross Imprimaturr, 1873 by Bishop Henricus Eduardus The great holiness of St. John of the Cross, hitherto hidden and known to few, began now to be spoken of outside the order; the nuns of the Incarnation gave him their confidence without any reservation, and changed their lives. St. … Continue reading The Life of Saint John of the Cross

Saint Don Bosco: A Sketch of His Life Life and Miracles by Dr. Charles D’ Espiney, 1884

Saint Don Bosco: A Sketch of His Life Life and Miracles by Dr. Charles D' Espiney, 1884 "No one can see Don Bosco without feeling attracted to him, or without loving him at once, for his heart is all love, and the divine light of a tender love beams in his countenance. St. John Bosco … Continue reading Saint Don Bosco: A Sketch of His Life Life and Miracles by Dr. Charles D’ Espiney, 1884

The Life of Dominic Savio

The Life of Dominic Savio Translated from the Original work of The Venerable Servant of God, John Bosco Preface "Let us leave a saint to write the life of a saint, " is said to have been the exclamation of the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, when he entered the cell of his brother doctor, … Continue reading The Life of Dominic Savio

Novena and Devotions to the Holy Family

Hymn: O gente felix O house of Nazareth the blest,Fair hostess of the Lord,The Church was nurtured at thy breastAnd shared thy scanty hoard. In all the spreading lands of earth.The wandering sun may seeNo dearer spot, no ampler worthThan erst was found in thee! We know thy humble tenementWas heaven's hermitage:Celestial heralds came and wentIn … Continue reading Novena and Devotions to the Holy Family

Novena of Epiphany

I salute Thee, O divine Heart, with the three Magi who offered their homage to Thee. Regard me, I beseech Thee, with the same love and kindness with which Thou didst receive them, that I may offer with my heart, gold, frankincense and myrrh; that is to say, my intellect, my memory and my will, in … Continue reading Novena of Epiphany

Novena in Honor of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

A Novena in Honor of the Most Holy Name of Jesus O Merciful Jesus! Who didst in Thine early infancy commence Thine office of Savior, by shedding Thy Precious Blood, and assuming for us that Name which is above all names; we thank Thee for such early proofs of Thine infinite love; we venerate Thy sacred … Continue reading Novena in Honor of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Novena for the Feast of the Circumcision January 1st.

The Novena preparatory to this Feast of the Circumcision will commenceon December 23rd, and terminate on the 31st. PRAYER Oh most sweet Infant Jesus, who at the expiration of eight days didst submit to be circumcised, receiving the holy name of Jesus, and becoming, in virtue of that name and by the shedding of that … Continue reading Novena for the Feast of the Circumcision January 1st.

The Hidden Life of Christ

Th Hidden Life of Christ by Fr. R. F. Clarke S. J. February 1st: The Hidden Life If the life of the Holy Family was a hidden life in their own country, how much more was this the case in Egypt? There, amid strangers and idolaters, they were bereft of all human sympathy and consolation. … Continue reading The Hidden Life of Christ

St. Joan of Arc by Rev. Denis Lynch, S.J., 1919

The name and fame of Jeanne d'Arc are in the catalogue of common things, like the rainbow; of things so familiar that an effort of the imagination is needed before we can appreciate the unique position of the Maid in history. The story of her career, as one of her learned French historians has said, … Continue reading St. Joan of Arc by Rev. Denis Lynch, S.J., 1919