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An Anthology of Saints, Official, Unofficial and Should-be Saints.

By: Bausch, William J.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New London, Connecticut., Twenty-Third Publications.: 2012

Seller ID: 30961

ISBN: 158595845X

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 226 pp. Father Bausch tells the stories of fifty individuals, his categories include Standards (common saints), American Saints, New Saints, Legends and Fables. An interesting collection. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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To Do and To Endure: The Life of Catherine Donnelly, Sister of Service.

By: Beck, Jeanne R.

Price: $11.70

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Dundrun Press.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11930

ISBN: 155002289X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 329 pp. Rose cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt 'SOS' device on front. Sister Donnelly was the foundress of the Sisters of Service (Canada's first English speaking religious order of women), a religious order dedicated to the vision of Catholic education as being the unity of both the spiritual and intellectual lives giving true form to a person fully alive. Inked note on the front free end paper, signed and dated by the author on the title page. Mapped end papers, black and white frontis of Sister Catherine, extensive notes and index along with a location key of SO... View more info

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Reflections of a Veteran Priest.

By: Bedard, Fr. Bob.

Price: $8.80

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Koinonia Enterprises.: 2001

Seller ID: 28101

ISBN: 0968884547

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 204 pp. Fr. Bedard was the founder of the priestly community "The Companions of the Cross". From the back cover: ". . . (looks) across the spectrum of the Church today and offering hope to those who would despair of the Church ever fulfilling Christ's yearning that we all be one". Sticker scar on the front cover and a previous owner's name on the first page, otherwise clean with a tight binding. View more info

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Reflections of a Veteran Priest.

By: Bedard, Fr. Bob.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Koinonia Enterprises.: 2001

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 28245

ISBN: 0968884547

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 204 pp. Fr. Bedard was the founder of the priestly community "The Companions of the Cross". From the back cover: ". . . (looks) across the spectrum of the Church today and offering hope to those who would despair of the Church ever fulfilling Christ's yearning that we all be one". Very minor wear to the cover edges, else clean and sound. Signed by the author, "Father Bob", on the title page with an inscription to the previous owner.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Catholic Families.

By: Bence-Jones, Mark

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, UK., Constable and Company.: 1992

Seller ID: 30553

ISBN: 0094702004

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 16 cm.; 341 pp. Wine-red cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. The author recounts the history of the Catholic families of Britain from 1778 (when King George III and Queen Charlotte visited Lord and Lady Petre) to the present day. Profusely illustrated with many black and white photographs and reproductions. Ten pages of "Source References", a 4 page bibliography and an 11 page index. The library markngs, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and attachments on the back free end paper. Otherwise clean with a sound binding. The spine tips h... View more info

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Msgr. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer: A Profile of the Founder of Opus Dei.

By: Bernal, Salvador.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, UK., Scepter.: 1977

Seller ID: 31129

ISBN: 0906138000

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 15.5 cm.; 343 pp. First published in Spanish as "Mons. Josemaria Escrivá de Balaguer - Apuntes sobre la vida del Fundador del Opus Dei" in 1976 with no accreditation given for this English translation. The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and attachments on the blank verso of the last page. Mild wear to the edges of the covers, otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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Saint Gaspar del Bufalo: Saint of the People.

By: Bernardo CPPS., Don Raffaele.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario., I Team / Society of the Precious Blood.: 1990

Seller ID: 32768

ISBN: 1895370000

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 13 cm.; 175 pp. Translated by the author from the original Iralian. St. Gaspar (1786-1837) was the founder of the Missionaries of the Most Precious Blood and the author of this biography is a member of that order. Illustrated with many full-page coloured pictures. One page general index at the back. Mild wear to the cover edges, otherwise clean and tight. View more info

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The Life of Shenoute.

By: Besa.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Kalamazoo, Michigan., Cistercian Publications: 1983

Seller ID: 10231

ISBN: 0879078731

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xv - 122 pp. Cistercian Studies Series, No. 73. A man of contradiction, Shenoute of Atripe (d. 466) , was loved by his followers and venerated as a hero of the faith but is perceived now as erratic and unlovable. His life "casts an important light on a long obscure chapter of Christian experience", that of Coptic Christianity at the time of the Council of Ephesus. A as-new and unused copy. View more info

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Knight of Molokai.

By: Betz, Eva K.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Paterson, New Jersey., St. Anthony Guild Press.: 1956

Seller ID: 30785

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 19 x 13 cm.; (10) - 134 pp. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine (quite faded) and on the front board (dulled). Illustrated with 12 black and white drawings by June Driscoll used as chapter head pieces. A biography of Fr. Damien written for younger readers. The library markings are a catologue number in white on the lower spine and tape stains on the paste down end papers. Otherwise clean with a good binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. View more info

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Henri Nouwen: A Restless Seeking for God.

By: Beumer, Jurjen.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: New York., The Crossroad Publishing Company.: 1997

Seller ID: 32886

ISBN: 082451677X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 190 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Translated from the Dutch edition of 1996, "Onrustig zoeken naar God: De spiritualiteit van Henri Nouwen" by David E. Schlaver and Nancy Forest-Flier. Illustrated with 13 pages of black and white photographs. Nine pages of end notes and a 5 page bibliography of works by Nouwen. Other than some very minor scuffing of the dust jacket, the book appears to have never been used. View more info

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Pioneering in the West: Memories of His Life and Experiences in the West with the Franciscans.

By: Boniface OFM., Father.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia., Alverna Distributors / Evergreen Press.: 1957

Seller ID: 31591

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; xiv - 277 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board. The front paste down end paper is mapped with the missions noted. Fr. Boniface (born 1880) joined the Franciscans in 1902 entering the monastery novitiate in Amiens, France. Consecrated a priest in 1908 at the cathedral church in Quebec City, he left shortly afterwards for the "Golden West" serving mainly in that part of Alberta north of Edmonton and in the vicinity of the North Saskatchewan River. Illustrated with many black and white photographs with a short chronology of the development of th... View more info

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A Street Lamp and the Stars: The Autobiography of Don Borrelli

By: Borrelli, Fr. Don Mario with Anthony Thorne.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: New York., Coward-McCann, Inc.: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30276

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 206 pp. Green linen over boards with black lettering on the spine. Stated first American edition on the copyright page. Illustrated with sixteen pages of black and white photographs. Printed on a light cream coloured laid paper. Mild wear to the spine tips and the head edge of the text block has some surface foxing. Otherwise clean with a tight binding. The unclipped dust jacket has mild wear to the edges and light scuffing. View more info

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Truth to Power, The Journalism of a Benedictine Monk.

By: Britz, Andrew Murray, OSB.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Kingsley Publishing.: 2011

Seller ID: 30929

ISBN: 0978452682

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xv - 293 pp. Edited and introduced by Dennis Gruending. Index. While editor, for twenty years, of the Prairie Messenger, a Canadian Catholic weekly news journal, Father Britz wrote provocative and challenging editorials on the issues of the time. This is a collection of the best editorials of this remarkable man. Britz is a Benedictine monk at St. Peter's Abbey in Saskatchewan. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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The Little Way: The Spirituality of Thérèse of Lisieux.

By: Bro OP., Bernard.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland., Christian Classics.: 1980

Seller ID: 30625

ISBN: 87061052X

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; (12) - 116 pp. Translated from the French edition of 1974, "La Gloire et le Mendiant", by Alan Neame. From the preface: "This book is not intended to be a study of the life of Thérèse of Lisieux but an introduction to life with Thérèse of Lisieux". The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and attachments on the inside of the back cover. The covers show some light soiling and mild wear, otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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The Great Mantle: The Life of Giuseppe Melchiore Sarto, Pope Pius X,

By: Burton, Katherine.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York., Longmans, Green and Company.: 1953

Seller ID: 32095

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo- 20.5 x 14 cm.; xv - 238 pp. Green cloth over boards with yellow lettering on the spine. First published in 1950, this is the fourth printing. Black and white frontis photograph of Pope Pius X. Two page bibliography and a 12 page general index. The library markings are a number in white on the lower spine, a notation on the front end papers, stamp on the title page and attactments on the back free end paper. Minor wear to the spine tips and the fore corners of the boards, otherwise clean with a sound binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. View more info

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Where There Is Love: The Life of Mother Mary Frances Siedliska of Jesus the Good Shepherd.

By: Burton, Katherine.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York., P. J. Kenedy & Sons.: 1951

Seller ID: 32464

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; (8) - 200 pp. Light green cloth over boards with dark green cloth and gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 7 pages of black and white photographs one of which is the frontis piece. Four page foreword by Thomas E. Molloy, the then bishop of Boston. Mother Mary Frances was the foundress of the Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, a community dedicated to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. The book has minor wear to the spine tips, otherwise clan with a sound binding. The dust jacket has served its purpose and is very worn along with nume... View more info

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The Lives of the Saints of Egypt Together with the Principal of the European Saints According to the Roman Catholic Church.

By: Butler, Rev. Alban.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., C. Grate: 1863

Seller ID: 11405

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


8vo - 22 x 13.5 cm.; [2] - (2) - 302 pp. Blind stamped brown cloth on front and back boards with gilt lettering on the spine. No publisher is given or stated on title page or copyright page and no pages have been removed. The point of this particular edition was: ". . . (to present the reader) . . . . with a beautiful book in a convenient form, well-adapted for the centre-table in the parlour - where it may often be taken up by the worldly-minded . . . " This is from the Publisher's Preface (1853) and signed by C. Grate who was the publisher of the Emmitsburg Star (Pennsylvania) at the time. T... View more info

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Origen: His Life at Alexandria.

By: Cadiou, Rene.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri., B. Herder Book Company.: 1944

Seller ID: 32842

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiii - 338 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Translated from the original French edition, "La jeunesse d'Origène", by John A. Southwell. Eight page general index at the back. Sparse underlining, highlighting or marginalia on pages 42, 43, 55, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, and 75 and I do mean sparse (very little). The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and a pocket on the back free end paper. Minor wear to the externals and that mostly to the spine tips. The front end paper hinge has some tears in it though ... View more info

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Saint Vincent de Paul and His World.

By: Calvert, Monsignor Jean. (revised, adapted and modernized by Msgr. William J. Doheny CSC).

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Privately Published.: 1978

Seller ID: 30718

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 17.5 x 12 cm.; 360 pp. A private re-issue of Msgr. Calvert's biography of the founder of the Vincentians. Mild wear to the covers. Six page index at the back. Clean with a sound and tight binding. View more info

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The Political Testament of Cardinal Richelieu. (the significant chapters and supporting selections).

By: Cardinal Richelieu. (Armand Jean du Plessis).

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin., The University of Wisconsin Press.: 1978

Seller ID: 31794

ISBN: 0299024245

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xvi - 128 pp. First published in 1961, this is the fifth printing. Translated from the French by Henry Bertram Hill. Footnoted throughout with bibliographical references. Very minor wear to the covers, bit of soiling on the lower fore edge of the text block. Otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info