The Art of Dying Well by St. Robert Bellarmine

The Art of Dying Well by St. Robert Bellarmine Being now free from Public business and enabled to attend to myself, when in my usual retreat I consider, what is the reason why so very few endeavour to learn the "Art of dying Well," (which all men ought to know,) I can find no other … Continue reading The Art of Dying Well by St. Robert Bellarmine

The Spirit of the Cure of Ars by Alfred Monnin, 1865

The Spirit of the Cure of Ars by Alfred Monnin, 1865 Sermon On Temptations(pages 230 - 232) We are all inclined to sin, my children; we are idle, greedy, sensual, given to the pleasures of the flesh. We want to know every thing, to learn every thing, to see every thing; we must watch over … Continue reading The Spirit of the Cure of Ars by Alfred Monnin, 1865

The Sinner’s Guide by Ven. Louis of Granada, O.P., 1582

The Sinner's Guide by Ven. Louis of Granada, O.P., 1582 The author of the following work holds a high place among the spiritual writers of the Church. Living in an age of saints and doctors, Ven. Louis of Granada occupies a remarkable position among those who, during the sixteenth century, illumined the Church, particularly in … Continue reading The Sinner’s Guide by Ven. Louis of Granada, O.P., 1582

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

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

Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity, the Forgotten Saint

Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity (Louisa Jaques) was born in 1901 in Pretoria, Transvaal to French-Swiss Protestant parents. Her mother died while giving birth to her. Her father, who was a Protestant missionary, took her back to Switzerland with her two elder sisters, and there they were brought up by her Aunt, whom she … Continue reading Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity, the Forgotten Saint

Sister Consolata Betrone, the Little Soul

Sister Consolata Betrone was born in Saluzzo, Italy on April 6, 1903, and was named Pierina Lorenzina Giovanna Betrone. She was the daughter of Pietro Betrone and Giuseppina Nirino, who were the owners of a bakery in Saluzzo, who later became managers of a restaurant in Airasco (Turin). Pierina was the second of six daughters … Continue reading Sister Consolata Betrone, the Little Soul

Gabrielle Bossis, the Forgotten Saint

Gabrielle Bossis (1874-1950) was a Catholic Mystic and layperson who lived in France in the 20th century. Born in Nantes, France in 1874, she was the youngest child of a family of four children. As a child in a well to do family, she was taught and raised in proper social graces and etiquette, and … Continue reading Gabrielle Bossis, the Forgotten Saint

Tell about Purgatory: Short Stories from Saints

From the manuscript of Sister M. de L.C., written from 1874-1890 To get an idea of how Purgatory is arranged, we can get a good glimpse of it from a nun from France who had died on February 22, 1871 at the age of 36, and 2-1/2 years later (in November 1873) she began appearing … Continue reading Tell about Purgatory: Short Stories from Saints