"Holy Mother Church puts the lives of the Saints before us to, excite us, by their example, to labor with zeal at the work of our sanctification, and to lead us to ask with St. Augustine: "What! Canst thou not do what these women and children have done?""
The civilized world owes an immense amount (including its civilization) to St. Benedict, and even if it did not, he would still be a personality of extraordinary fascination. Dom Justin McCann has worked over the materials afresh, and against a background of the history of the age he makes a portrait which is new and convincing. The Dar Ages are now seen to be not the useless, barren, unprofitable time that our father thought them, but literally the necessary seed plot of future flowering. After the breakdown of the Roman Empire, some such age was necessary if the new civilization of the Middle Ages was to arise, but the period of darkness might have been mere chaos but for the works of St. Benedict.
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The Life of St. Rose of Lima
No words can express the emotions which this history of the Virgin, St. Rose of Lima, will awaken in truly Christian hearts that love Jesus Christ, his ever blessed Church, and their native land. How wonderful is God in his Saints, will be the exclamation at almost every page. Read more about The Life of St. Rose of Lima...
The Secret of the Cure D' Ars
St. John Vianney, also known as the Cure’ of Ars, was a priest in France who became internationally notable (even without modern communications) for his priestly and pastoral work in his parish because of the radical spiritual transformation of the community and its surroundings. The devil tempted him by assuming the form of a person. That chapter in the book is so exciting it makes the entire book worth while! On 4 August 1859, St. Vianney died at age 73. The bishop presided over his funeral with 300 priests and more than 6,000 people in attendance! What a priest! May God send us more like him! Read more about the Secret of the Cure D' Ars
Little Gems from Thomas A Kempis for Every Day of the Year
This mini book is perfect for taking along any where or even just leaving on your desk. Its small size might be deceiving at first but its full of the wonderful wisdom on our Holy Faith given by the well known Thomas A. Kempis. Read more about Little Gems and preview some of the quotations
St. Patrick Apostle of Ireland
This lovely little chapter book is based on the documents of Dr. Whitley Stokes for the Rolls Series under the title of "Tripartitie Life of Patrick and other Documents relating to that Saint." It has twelve chapters that go through the major parts of St. Patricks life. This book contains seven lovely illustrations of St. Patrick and his journeys. This 269 page book would make great reading for upper middle school, high school and easy adult reading. Read more and Peak inside the St. Patrick Apostle of Ireland book!
The Legend of Saint Anthony; The Fishes, and the Mule.
A book for Little Catholics to Color and Keep 32 pages, 8.5” x 11”. Most pages have a beautiful line drawing and story on opposite page. Story of how St. Anthony showed the townspeople the love of God by preaching to the fishes and a mule! Get more info on the Legend of Saint Anthony Coloring Book!
Life of St. Philomena
Notes to Serve For the History of St. Philomena and Manual of the Arch-confraternity, by M. Gauthier of the Clergy of Paris. Translated from the French by Agnes Sadlier. Imprimatur, 1900. The writer states that he “differs from most historians in refusing to recognize as canonical the pretended revelations in regard to St. Philomena. . . Imitating the wise reserve of the Church, he will state legends merely as legends, and he feels sure that the love of the faithful for St. Philomena will not be lessened.” Contents of this book include chapters on: The Christian Cemeteries, Invention of the body of St. Philomena, Invocations to St. Philomena, The Cord and Chaplet of St. Philomena, Mass of St. Philomena, Prose, Hymn and Canticles, etc. 130 pages total. Read more about Life of St. Philomena
The White Knight
Biography of Pope Pius X for Children. To a young Knight of Christ, soon to ascend the steps of the holy Altar. Every child will love this trilling story of adventure and conquest. “The White Knight” is the story of Pope Pius X, the special friend of all children. The tale begins when he is a mere boy. It winds through the countryside of Riese, into the corridors of school dormitories, up through the canals of Venice, and finally ends triumphant in the Chair of St. Peter. Read More About The White Knight
Butler's Lives of the Saints
The abridgment of any classic work often seems to many persons a sort of profanation! Yet the abridgment is itself a splendid tribute to the excellence and utility of the original! Few people in this hurried and harassed age have the time to wade through bulky tomes however valuable, and it is to provide the busy man and woman with what is best in the production that abbreviated editions of famous books are issued. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints, which first appeared in 1745, is a very good example of the work that will serve a larger purpose in a less extensive form. Read More about Butler's Lives of the Saints...
Pictorial Lives of the Saints
Approbation of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII
His Holiness was more than usually pleased with your "Pictorial Lives of the Saints." He greatly admired both binding and illustrations, and requested me to express to you his satisfaction. He sends you a special blessing, hoping that you will ever continue in your good undertaking, and that your work may be crowned with deserving success. Begging leave to join my own humble yet sincere congratulations, I have the honor to be, with great respect,
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St. Anthony's Treasury
Some years ago, Don Antonio Locatelli of Padua visited His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII, with the object of gaining the approval and blessing of the Holy Father for the "Universal Association" - a new society founded by the citizens of Padua, in honor of their beloved patron, St. Anthony.
His Holiness listened attentively, as his visitor gave a glowing description of the love that animated the hearts of his countrymen for the Saint of Padua. "But," said the Holy Father, in his characteristically deliberate way, "this is not enough. You must not only love him, you must make him loved. For, mark me well, St. Anthony is the Saint, not of Padua only, but of the whole world." Read more about St. Anthony's Treasury...
St. Anthony the Wonder Worker
Pope Leo XIII styled St. Anthony of Padua "The saint of the whole world." Truly, he is the saint of all times and of all countries. His veneration is bounded neither by race nor creed. He possesses enthusiastic friends, devoted disciples and zealous clients among people of all nations. Few saints have wrought as many miracles during life and after death as has St. Anthony. On the day of his burial, which was a Tuesday, all the sick who approached his holy remains were cured of their ailments. Pope Gregory IX confirms this fact in the bull of canonization in which he styles St. Anthony "The great Wonder-Worker of the whole Church."
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Patron Saints for Catholic Youth
Also known as Volume II of the set of saints written by Mary E. Manix (Vol. 1 found here and titled Illustrated Lives of Saints for Girls). This book is written in language that a child can understand and yet will be appreciated by adults as well. Click Here to Learn More...
The Angel of Aquino
The present work was published for the first time in 1887. Its author, Henry M. Pflugbeil, Praedicator Generalis, O.P., was one of the ablest and most noted German missionaries during the latter part of the nineteenth century. By his devotional literary productions he has contributed greatly toward the inculcating of high Dominican ideals in the hearts of the young. Read more about The Angel of Aquino...
Children, this book is for you. It will tell you about the life of a child like yourselves who became very dear to Our Lord, and who has been placed by the Church in the ranks of the Saints. Read more about Little Therese...
Illustrated Lives of Patron Saints for Girls
Learn about the interesting lives of some of your favorite female saints, some of the great things they accomplished, and how they became saints! Includes stories of the following saints:St. Anne, St. Agnes, St. Teresa, St. Rose of Lima and more!