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Give Us This Day: The Story of Sister Dulce, the Angel of Bahia.

By: Haverstock, Nathan.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York., Appleton-Century.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30352

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; (6) - 154 pp. Beige paper over boards with maroon cloth and silver gilt lettering on the spine. Born Maria Rita Lopes Pontes in Bahia region of northeast Brazil, she joined the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception to serve the poor and forgotten in that same region. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photographs. The book shows some mild wear to the spine tips and is otherwise clean with a tight binding. The dust jacket has mild wear to the spine tips and a closed tear in the head edge of the back panel. View more info

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Portraits of Canadian Catholicism.

By: Higgins, M. W. and D. R. Letson. (M. T. Griffin - editor).

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Griffin House Graphics.: 1986

Seller ID: 23305

ISBN: 887601111

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 14.5 cm.; 196 pp. Biographical profiles of Gerald Emmett Carter, Remi de Roo, Mary Jo Leddy, Larry Henderson, Morley Callaghan, Marie-Claire Blais, Marc Lalonde, Andy Hogan, Richard Cashin, Emmett Hall, Jean Forest, and Larkin Kerwin. Illustrated with black and white portrait sketches. Minor shelf wear to the covers while the interior is clean and the binding is tight. View more info

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Portraits of Canadian Catholicism.

By: Higgins, M. W. and D. R. Letson. (M. T. Griffin - editor).

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Griffin House Graphics.: 1986

Seller ID: 32203

ISBN: 887601111

Condition: Good


8vo - 23 x 14.5 cm.; (8) - 196 pp. Biographical profiles of Gerald Emmett Carter, Remi de Roo, Mary Jo Leddy, Larry Henderson, Morley Callaghan, Marie-Claire Blais, Marc Lalonde, Andy Hogan, Richard Cashin, Emmett Hall, Jean Forest, and Larkin Kerwin. Illustrated with black and white portrait sketches. Ten pages of Sources Consulted. Minor shelf wear to the covers with a sticker ghost on the front while the interior is clean and the binding is sound. View more info

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The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought, and Writing.

By: Horan OFM., Daniel P.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana., Ave Maria Press.: 2014

Seller ID: 32795

ISBN: 1594714223

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xxvi - 260 pp. From the author's introduction: "It is not at first apparent, and it has long been overlooked, but among the myriad influences that combine to shape and inform the life, thought, and writing of Thomas Merton stands the Franciscan intellectual and spiritual tradition. It is widely known that Merton first sought to enter the Order of the Friars Minor . . ." One appendix, "Merton's Prayer to St. Francis of Assisi". Twenty-three pages of notes followed by 10 page index. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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The Bright Cloud: Faith.

By: Hsieh Tsung-Yao, Philomena.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Taipei, Taiwan., September 8th Editorial Board: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11142

ISBN: 9579390525

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 15 cm.; (36) - 458 pp. Illustrated with 17 pages of photographs most of which are in colour. The memoirs of a Chinese Catholic. Philomena is one of the survivors of the Shanghai persecution and left China for Hong Kong in 1978. From 1982 to 1999, she has written bits and pieces of her story and now presents it as a whole in this edition. From her time in a labour camp, being under house arrest with her family, her leaving and her subsequent life of evangelization and sharing her story. The September 8th editorial board is a group of Chinese Catholic youth of the 1950's who have come... View more info

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The Bright Cloud, Faith.

By: Hsieh Tsung-Yao, Philomena.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Taipei, Taiwan., September 8th Editorial Board.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11739

ISBN: 9579390525

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 15 cm.; [36] - 458 pp. Illustrated with 17 pages of photographs most of which are in colour. The memoirs of a Chinese Catholic. Philomena is one of the survivors of the Shanghai persecution and left China for Hong Kong in 1978. From 1982 to 1999, she has written bits and pieces of her story and now presents it as a whole in this edition. From her time in a labour camp, being under house arrest with her family, her leaving and her subsequent life of evangelization and sharing her story. The September 8th editorial board is a group of Chinese Catholic youth of the 1950's who have come... View more info

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Living in the Spirit's Fire: Saint Eugene de Mazenod, Founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

By: Hubenig OMI., Alfred A.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Novalis.: 1995

Seller ID: 30541

ISBN: 2890887669

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiii - 330 pp. Foreword by René Motte OMI. Illustrated with 32 pages of black and white photographs and reproductions. Four page bibliography. The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and attachments on the inside of the back cover and the blank verso of the last page. Previous owner's name on the first page, mild wear to the edges of the covers, otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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Living in the Spirit's Fire: Saint Eugene de Mazenod, Founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

By: Hubenig OMI., Alfred A.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Novalis.: 1995

Seller ID: 31592

ISBN: 2890887669

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiii - 330 pp. Foreword by René Motte OMI. Illustrated with 32 pages of black and white photographs and reproductions. Four page bibliography. The top quarter of the title page has been clipped, otherwise the book appears to have been used very little if at all. View more info

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Missionary in South Africa.

By: Humphreys OP., Nicholas.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: London, UK., Blackfriars Publications: 1953

Seller ID: 8027

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xv - 237 pp. Aqua blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering (faded) on the spine. A veteran missionary priest describes his experiences for the benefit of aspiring novices. Included in the second part are a few stories borrowed from the magazine "Southern Cross" and having been written by 'Sacerdos'; a pen-name for the author of this volume. Moderate but general wear to the externals, interior is clean and the binding is tight/ View more info

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Saint Lydwine of Schiedam. (1380-1433).

By: Huysmans, J. K.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Rockford, Illinois., Tan Books and Publishers.: 1979

Seller ID: 31012

ISBN: 0895550873

Condition: Good


12mo - 17.5 x 10.5 cm; vi - 252 pp. First published in English in 1923 and translated from the original French by Agnes Hastings. This is the Tan Books soft cover reprint. Three appendices: "Sequentia de Alma Virgine Lydwina" in Latin, "Squence de la bienheureuse vierge Lydwine" in French, "Office Proper to Blessed Lydwine" in Latin and English. Minor wear and light scuffing to the covers, else clean with a sound binding. View more info

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Visage de Therese de Lisieux. Two volumes, text and photographs.

By: J. Francois de Sainte-Marie. (introduction and notes).

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Lisieux, Calvados, France., Office Central de Lisieux.: 1961

Seller ID: 31607

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 17.5 cm.; The text volume: 81 pp. The photographs: unpaginated with 47 photographs and 47 enlargements taken from the originals that detail Thérèse in particular. All text is in French. For both volumes: plain white wrappers with dark brown lettering and with dust jackets illustrated with a black and white photograph of Thérèse. The text volume has a three page fold out at the back with a plan map of the "Communauté de Notre Dame du Mont Carmel à Lisieux" and various notes on known photographs and is illustrated with 3 full page reproductions of paintings of Thérèse. The v... View more info

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Le Père Jean Leunis, SJ. (1532-1584): Fondateur des Congrégations Mariales.

By: J. Wicki, SJ., and R. Dendal, SJ.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Rome, Italy., Inst. Hist. S. J.: 1951

Seller ID: 9541

Condition: Good


8vo - 24 x 16.5 cm.; xxi - 138 pp. Approbations present. Most of the text is in French though there are letters in Italian and Latin. Besides the life of Leunis, there is a look at the sources of information about him. Paper wraps, with a sewn binding. Some wear and sunning on cover and the text pages are browned a bit on the margins. View more info

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Saint Catherine of Siena: Her Life and Times.

By: Jorgensen, Johannes. (abridged, adapted and updated by Msgr. William J. Doheny CSC).

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Privately Published.: 1981

Seller ID: 28179

Condition: Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 249 pp. Translated from the original Dutch by Ingeborg Lund and first published in English in 1938. Msgr. Doheny states that this revised edition is "pro manuscripto", however he does not say whether this was the Swedish manuscript or the English translation by Lund. Jorgensen describes this book as a companion volume to his "Life of Saint Francis of Assisi". General though light wear to the pink covers and there is a reading crease in the spine (between pages 48 and 49). Otherwise clean with a reasonably sound binding. View more info

Image for Saint Catherine of Siena: Her Life and Times.

Saint Catherine of Siena: Her Life and Times.

By: Jorgensen, Johannes. (abridged, adapted and updated by Msgr. William J. Doheny CSC).

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Privately Published.: 1981

Seller ID: 30528

Condition: Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 249 pp. Translated from the original Dutch by Ingeborg Lund and first published in English in 1938. Msgr, Doheny states that this revised edition is "pro manuscripto", however he does not say whether this was the Swedish manuscript or the English translation by Lund. Jorgensen describes this book as a companion volume to his "Life of Saint Francis of Assisi". General though light wear to the pink covers. The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and attachment remains on the inside of the back cover and the verso of the last page. Otherw... View more info

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Melody in Your Hearts.

By: Kane, Rev. George L. (editor).

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland., Newman Press.: 1958

Seller ID: 25497

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 13 cm.; xiii - 173 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. In 1954, twenty-one religious sisters wrote about how they were prompted to enter the religious life and these thoughts were published as the book, "Why I Entered Religious Life". Thirteen of those same sisters now reflect on their vocations after their novitiates are over. Three page introduction by the Most Reverend Richard J. Cushing, the then Archbishop of Boston. The externals of the book show only mild wear and that to the board corners and spine tips while the end papers have brown tape stains as ... View more info

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Melody in Your Hearts.

By: Kane, Rev. George L. (editor).

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland., Newman Press.: 1958

Seller ID: 31271

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 13 cm.; xiii - 173 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. In 1954, twenty-one religious sisters wrote about how they were prompted to enter the religious life and these thoughts were published as the book, "Why I Entered Religious Life". Thirteen of those same sisters now reflect on their vocations after their novitiates are over. Three page introduction by the Most Reverend Richard J. Cushing, the then Archbishop of Boston. The externals of the book show only mild wear and that to the head and tail of the spine. The unclipped dust jacket has mild edge wear and... View more info

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A Great Christian Layman: A Memoir of John Eldridge, Hepworth, Ont.

By: Kelly, Rev. M. V.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Privately Published: 1920

Seller ID: 32761

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 19.5 x 13.5 cm.; 32 pp. An ancestor of the church bell manufacturing Eldridges of Sussex, England, John (1837-1908) immigrated to Canada, settled on a farm in the Owen Sound area of Ontario, and did much to aid the development of the Catholic Church in the area. A saddle stapled booklet with brown card stock covers and 1/4" yapped edges. The cover has some soiling and edgewear, former owner's name (Elizabeth Eldridge) is on the first blank page; frontis is a photograph of Mr. And Mrs. John Eldridge in 1891. The interior is very clean and the binding is solid. The shipping cost for th... View more info

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Good Father Frederick; A Franciscan Apostle, 1838-1916.

By: Kidd OFM., Kevin.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Trois Rivieres, Quebec., Editions Du Bien Public.: 1995

Seller ID: 32741

Condition: Fine


12mo - 18 x 13.5 cm.; 64 pp. White wraps with a saddle stapled binding and a black and white photograph of Fr. Frederick on front. A condensation of the book by Fr. Romain Legare on Fr. Frederick. That translation was done by Raphael Brown and this condensation is from a French text prepared by Leandre Poirier. Fr. Frederick was declared Blessed in 1988 by Pope John Paul II. Incuded is a small medal of Fr. Frederick with a second class relic. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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Thomas Merton: Monk and Artist.

By: Kramer, Victor A.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Kalamazoo, Michigan., Cistercian Publications.: 1987

Seller ID: 32348

ISBN: 087907602X

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (22) - 226 - (6) pp. First published in 1984 simply as "Thomas Merton", this is the Cistercian Publications' edition (Cistercian Studies Series #102) with the addition of a 40 page afterword, "Scholarship and Thomas Merton", added by the author for this edition. Twelve page listing of notes and references, 8 page select bibliography, and a 12 page general index. Previous owner's name stamped on the first page, otherwise clean with a sound binding and showing only very minor shelf wear to the edges of the covers. View more info

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Louise De Marillac: A Light in the Darkness, a Woman of Yesteryear, a Saint and Model for Today.

By: LaFleur SP., Kathryn B.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York., New City Press: 1996

Seller ID: 32903

ISBN: 1565480759

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 260 pp. A biography of St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660), yes, but more than that, this is an extensive look at her spirituality and her relevance today. Sister LaFleur is a member of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Kingston, Ontario and has dedicated years to the study of the life and teaching of de Marillac. Eight page bibliography at the back and extensive footnotes accompany each chapter. The cover edges show very mild shelf wear, otherwise very clean and tight with the appearanceof having been used very little if at all. View more info