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Image for Maybe a Second Spring: The Story of the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban in China.

Maybe a Second Spring: The Story of the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban in China.

By: Fischer, Edward.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York., Crossroad Publishing.: 1983

Seller ID: 30947

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; 200 pp. In 1926, six sisters of the newly founded Irish order arrived in China beginning the establishing of schools and hospitals in Hanyang, Nancheng and Shanghai. The order was expelled by the Communist government in 1951. Illustrated with a map on page 8 and a centre section of 16 pages of black and white photographs. The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and a pocket on the inside of the back cover. Previous owner's name and gift note on the first (half title) page. Otherwise the book is clean with a sound binding and having m... View more info

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Hands to the Needy, Marguerite d'Youville, Apostle to the Poor.

By: Fitts, Sister Mary Pauline, G.N.S.H.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Yardley, Pennsylvania., Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart.: 2000

Seller ID: 30835

ISBN: 0967971608

Condition: Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; xiii - 293 pp. Approbations present. Biography of the Foundress of the Grey Nuns. Bibliography, index. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Hands to the Needy, Marguerite d'Youville, Apostle to the Poor.

By: Fitts, Sister Mary Pauline, G.N.S.H.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Yardley, Pennsylvania., Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart.: 2000

Seller ID: 30836

ISBN: 0967971608

Condition: Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; xiii - 293 pp. Approbations present. Biography of the Foundress of the Grey Nuns. Bibliography, index. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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La Salle: Patron of All Teachers.

By: Fitzpatrick, Edward A.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin., Bruce Publishing.: 1951

Seller ID: 31035

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xvii - 428 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Black and white frontis portrait of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Fourteen pages of notes, 3 appendices: "Mémoire sur l'habit" (in English), "La Salle Removed as Superior, November, 1702", "Brief of Our Holy Father Pope Pius XII Proclaiming Saint John Baptist de La Salle Patron of . . .", and a 6 page index. The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and a pocket on the back paste down end paper. Previous owner's name blacked out on the front end papers. The book ... View more info

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Life of Pius X: Heroes of the Church.

By: Forbes, F. A.

Price: $8.10

Publisher: London, UK., Burns Oates & Washbourne.: 1924

Seller ID: 27040

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 17.5 x 11.5 cm.; ix - 176 - (4) pp. A library rebind in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. First published in 1918, this is the third edition. Illustrated with 7 black and white plates though only 6 are mentioned in the preliminary pages. One page bibliography and a 3 page index at the back. The library markings from a convent, aside from the new binding, are a call number on the lower spine, crossed out library stamps on the preliminary pages and the blank end pages along with a pocket on the back free end paper. The book shows only minimal wear to the externals and the inte... View more info

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Pope St. Pius X. (new and revised edition).

By: Forbes, F. A.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Rockford, Illinois., Tan Books and Publishers.: 1987

Seller ID: 30531

ISBN: 0895553287

Condition: Good


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; (8) - 125 - (11) pp. First published in 1918 by Burns & Oates of London as "Life of Pius X; Heroes of the Church", this is the much later revised Tan softcover reprint of the 1954 edition. Illustrated with 9 pages of black and white photographs. The bibliography and index present in the earlier editions are not present in this later one. The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and library attachments on the inside of the back cover. A previous owner's name on the first page has been blacked out. Otherwise the book is quite clean with a... View more info

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Pope St. Pius X. (new and revised edition).

By: Forbes, F. A.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Rockford, Illinois., Tan Books and Publishers.: 1987

Seller ID: 32931

ISBN: 0895553287

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; (8) - 125 - (11) pp. First published in 1918 by Burns & Oates of London as "Life of Pius X; Heroes of the Church", this is the much later revised Tan softcover reprint of the 1954 edition. Illustrated with 9 pages of black and white photographs. The bibliography and index present in the earlier editions are not present in this later one. Previous owner's name stamped on the first page and the inside of the back cover. Otherwise the book is quite clean with a solid binding. View more info

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Stand Up Girl: (Standup Girl) Take Charge of Your Unexpected Pregnancy.

By: Fraser, Becky with Linda Shands.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio., St. Anthony Messenger Press. (Servant Books).: 2005

Seller ID: 30402

ISBN: 0867167181

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; (4) - 172 pp. Two appendices and 3 pages of notes. Minor wear to the edges of the covers, otherwise clean with a tight binding. View more info

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A Man of the Beatitudes: Pier Giorgio Frassati.

By: Frassati, Luciana.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Novalis.: 2000

Seller ID: 4927

ISBN: 2895071071

Condition: Fine


8vo - 19 x 13.5 cm.; 170 pp. Five page preface by Fr. Thomas Rosica and a four page introduction by Karl Rahner, SJ. Written by Giorgio's sister and first published in Italian in 1975 as "Pier Giorgio Frassati: I giorni della sua vita" and translated into English by Dinah Livingstone in 1990, this is a revised edition, adapted and edited by Patricia O'Rourke. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photographs. French folded flaps on the fore edges of the covers. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Signposts of Our Faith: Canadian Witnesses to Vocation and Mission.

By: Gaffney, Fr. Myles.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Calgary, Alberta., Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary.: 2010

Seller ID: 31659

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 15.5 cm.; 59 pp. A series of short biographies of Canadian Catholics who were called to love: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Fr. James Morrow, Brother Anthony Kowalczyk, Katherine Hughes, Georges and Pauline Vanier, Jeanne Le Ber, Bishop Vital Grandin, The Canadian Martyrs and Joseph Chiwatenwha, Catherine Doherty, and Brother André Bessette. Illustrated with both colour and black and white full colour portraits by Joseph Adolphe one of which is a 2 panel fold-out. Two page bibliography. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Edmund Campion; Hero of God's Underground.

By: Gardiner SJ., Harold C.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: San Francisco. California., Ignatius Press.: 1992

Seller ID: 31106

ISBN: 0898703875

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 180 pp. First published as a Vision Book in 1957 by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, this is the later Ignatius reprint. The illustrations by Rose Goufket are 12 black and white drawings serving as chapter headpieces (the appendix "Campion's Brag" does not have one). Mild wear to the edges of the covers, otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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Joseph the Silent.

By: Gasnier OP., Michel.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York., P. J. Kenedy & Sons.: 1962

Seller ID: 33271

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 192 pp. Translated from the original French edition of 1960, "Trente visites à Joseph le silencieux", by Jane Wynne Saul RSCJ. Coloured frontis piece of St. Joseph after a drawing by Paul Grout. The library markings, none of which are external, are library stamps and a pocket on the front free end paper. Minor wear to the board fore corners and the spine tips. Oherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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There Is a Season: A Search for Meaning.

By: Geissler, Eugene S.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana., Ave Maria Press.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32957

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; 164 pp. Brown cloth over boards with dark brown lettering on the spine and brown art work on the front board. Four page introduction by John S. Dunne CSC. Illustrated with 22 linoleum block prints by Sarah Geissler. The book appears to have never been used. The unclipped dust jacket has some very minor edge wear and a wee bit of soiling on the back panel. View more info

Image for Meet Saint Martin de Porres: Patron of Social and Interracial Justice. A Living Model of the Encyclicals.

Meet Saint Martin de Porres: Patron of Social and Interracial Justice. A Living Model of the Encyclicals.

By: Georges OP., Rev. Norbert.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: New York., Saint Martin de Porres Guild.: (1962)

Seller ID: 30592

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 17 x 12 cm.; 64 pp. Pale green wraps with brown and yellow lettering and art work in a saddle stapled binding. First published in 1936 and adapted from the original French by the Very Rev. Norbert Georges. This is the 20th edition. Minor wear and light sunning (browning) to the covers, else clean with a sound binding. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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Retour à Dieu, soliloques d'un convert.

By: Germain, Abbe Victorin.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Quebec, Privately Published: 1949

Seller ID: 8865

Condition: Good


8vo - 23.5 x 16 cm.; 270 pp. The text is in French. Card stock covers show light shelf wear and the text block edges are a tad soiled. View more info

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Notes of a Missionary Priest in the Rocky Mountains; Sketches.

By: Gibbons, James Cardinal.

Price: $40.50

Publisher: New York., Christian Press Association Publishing Co.: 1898

Seller ID: 2292

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 194 pp. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, black lettering and decorations on front board. Frontis photograph of Littleton, Colorado circa 1890. Previous owner's name (religious order) stamped neatly in various places. Spine title and front board title is "Sketches". The corners (more so on bottom) are bumped and showing some wear. A series of 12 sketches relating the scenery, people and ambience of various locales, all located in the western US. A clear and removable archival cover as been fitted. View more info

Image for The Hidden Face; a Study of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

The Hidden Face; a Study of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

By: Gorres, Ida Friederike

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York., Pantheon Books, Inc.: 1959

Seller ID: 32006

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; viii - 428 pp. Blue/gray linen over boards with black cloth and gilt lettering on the spine and a gilt chalice symbol on the front board. Originally published as "Das Senfkorn von Lisieux" which was the eighth revised edition of "Das Verborgene Antlitz: Eine Studie Uber Therese von Lisieux" and translated into English by Richard and Clara Winston. Seven pages of notes, 3 page bibliography and a 4 page index. Mild wear to the fore corners of the boards and the spine tips, previous owner's name (a religious sisters' library) stamped on the fore edge of the text block, else a c... View more info

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What Other Answer?

By: Grant, Dorothy Fremont.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin., Bruse Publishing.: 1950

Seller ID: 30245

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; xix - 274 pp. Blue cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine a silver gilt dove centered on the front board. The text block head edge is stained blue as issued. First published in 1943, this is the fifth printing. An apologia from a "high-class" convert who takes weighty doctrine and puts it into dinner party conversations. Minor wear to the spine tips and the end papers are tanned in the gutters. Otherwise very clean with a sound binding. The clipped dust jacket has mild wear to the spine tips and the fore corners. View more info

Image for Gold in the Crucible: Teresa of Avila and the Western Mystical Tradition.

Gold in the Crucible: Teresa of Avila and the Western Mystical Tradition.

By: Green, Deirdre.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Shaftesbury, UK., Element Books.: 1989

Seller ID: 32096

ISBN: 1852300701

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; x - 215 pp. From the back cover: "In this original and challenging work, the author reveals the influence that Jewish mysticism and Christian Kabbalah had on Teresa's thought. Exploring the relationship between her mystical experiences and her spiritual teachings, our attention is drawn to the significance of her visions, raptures and ecstasies, and to the symbols she used to express her experiences. Focuing on Teresa not only as a mystic but as a woman, the author draws us into the life of this remarkable and influential character, examining her place in the Western mys... View more info

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Guardian of America: The Life of James Martin Gillis, CSP.

By: Gribble CSC., Richard.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: New York., Paulist Press: 1998

Seller ID: 8223

ISBN: 0809137518

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 368 pp. , "Along with Fulton Sheen, Gillis may have been one of the best-known Catholic priests in America during the 1940s and early 1950s . . . a charismatic preacher who appeared on The Catholic Hour (NBC radio) and was editor of The Catholic World . . . " View more info