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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

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Une initiative de Dieu: Histoires de religieuses exceptionnelles.

By: Lalonde, Marie-Claude and Robert Lalonde. (edited by Jean-Paul Fontaine).

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Aide a l'Eglise en Detresse.: 2015

Seller ID: 31372

ISBN: 2981083635

Condition: Very Good


4to - 26.5 x 16.5 cm.; 64 pp. The text is in French. Preface by Mgr. Georges Casmoussa. Illustrated with black and white photographs. A series of 12 short biographies of Philomène Mujawimana, Claudia Strada, Bernadette Bona Genova Bodushka, Meena Barwa, Maria Presentación López Vivar, Hanan Youssef & Micheline Lattouf, Daniela Baronchelli, Maria Elena Díaz Tercero, Angelita Ibrahim, Karolina Mukakagina, Cacilia Zhao and Marie-Marcelle Desmarais. Previous owner's name on the first page. Minor wear to the edges of the covers, otherwise very clean and sound. View more info

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Father Eugene Prevost: Founder of the Sacerdotal Fraternity and the Oblates of Bethany (1860-1946).

By: Lapointe CFS., Rev. Georges.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Saint Louis, Missouri., Fathers of the Sacerdotal Fraternity.: 1952

Seller ID: 32983

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 15 pp. Green and white wraps in a saddle stapled (single staple) binding. A brief biography with a 1 page chronology. Essentialy a booklet published so as to promote the cause of Fr. Prevost with that informaion on the inside of the back cover. Quite minor wear to the wraps, otherwise in a near-fine to fine condition. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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L'amie de tous.

By: Les Capucins. (OFMCap).

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Centre Missionaire Ste Therese.:

Seller ID: 31499

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 45 - (3) pp. The text is in French. No date of publication is given. Full colour card stock wraps in a saddle stapled binding. A series of 20 excerpts from the writings of St. Thérèse each illustrated with a reproduction of a painting by Zotique Steben. The illustration is on the verso of the page (left hand side) and the text is on the facin recto (right hand side). The top fore edge coner of the booklet has a slight crease, otherwise clean with a sound binding. All-in-all, a rather beautiful presentation. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it i... View more info

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The Book of the Popes (Liber Pontificalis), Volume I: To the Pontificate of Gregory I.

By: Loomis, Louise Ropes. (translator).

Price: $16.20

Publisher: New York., Columbia University Press.: 1916

Seller ID: 31522

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 14.5 cm.; xxii - 169 - (3) pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine, gilt publisher's seal and a single blind stamped border rule on the front board. This is a volume from the series "Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies" under the general editorship of James T. Shotwell who has written a 2 page preface. Copious footnotes throughout. The library markings are a label on the lower spine, a stamp on the front free end paper, the title page and 2 or so places within the text on the tail margins of pages along with attachments (unused) on the back end papers. ... View more info

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And Yet So New.

By: Lunn, Sir Arnold.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York., Sheed & Ward.: 1958

Seller ID: 30660

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; ix - 244 pp. Aqua-blue cloth over boards with black lettering on the spine. A memoir of sorts by the author some years after his conversion to Catholicism. From ". . . reminiscences of Ronald Knox and Hilaire Belloc; there are thumbnail sketches of Catholic public life in England and abroad; memories of the epic controversy with Dr. Coulton, Professor Haldane and Joseph McCabe; and, as usual, a collection of delightful anecdotes . . ." The library markings are stamps, some blacked out, on the end papers, the half-title and title page, a blacked out stamp on the text block ... View more info

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Pope John XXIII. (A Red Lion Lives Series).

By: MacGregor-Hastie, Roy.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: London, UK., Cassell: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8452

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 119 pp. Number 10 of the Red Lion Lives series of biographies for children. Illustrated with line drawings. Grey paper-covered boards with red and black spine lettering. Inked price on ffep, minor dust soiling on text block head; otherwise text is tight and clean. The clipped dust jacket is lightly soiled with some edgewear. View more info

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God Have Mercy: The Life of John Fisher of Rochester.

By: Macklem, Michael.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Oberon Press.: 1968

Seller ID: 30504

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; (8) - 277 pp. Dark brown cloth over boards with yellow lettering on the spine. First published in 1967. this is the revised edition with corrections. Forty-three pages of notes, a 10 page bibliography and a 15 page index. Minor wear and light fading to the edges of the boards, otherwise very clean with a sound binding. The dust jacket is faded on the spine and the margins and worn on the edges. View more info

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A Kingdom and a Cross: St. Alphonsus Liguori.

By: Magaret, Helene.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin., Bruse Publishing.: 1958

Seller ID: 30537

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; viii - 215 pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering (a tad faded) on the spine. Illustrated with a black and white frontis drawing of the saint and a black and white map on page viii, "The Land of St. Alphonsus". 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. Mild shelf wear to the spine tips and the fore corners of the boards, otherwise very clean with a sound binding. View more info

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Where the Woods Meet the Water.

By: Margolin, Gila.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK., The Little Sisters of Joy.: 2014

Seller ID: 31567

ISBN: 0955300711

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; 130 pp. A description of the author's life from 1999 to 2009 and "my love affair, set to last a lifetime, with Canada and particularly Toronto, which I regards as my spiritual home." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed and dated by the author with an inscription on the title page. Loosely laid in are 3 sheets of paper, 2 describing the book and the community of sisters and the third, a signed letter from the the author to a Canadian prelate. View more info

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Confession de foi.

By: Maritain, Jacques.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York., Editions De La Maison Francaise: 1941

Seller ID: 11448

Condition: Good+


8vo - 22 x 17 cm.; 42 - [6] pp. Ivory covers with a yap on the fore edge of the covers. Originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1939 as one of the reflections in "I Believe" - a collection edited by Clifton Fadiman and put together so as to provide ". . . a spiritual and intellectual last will and testament to our generation . . ." Rather humbling to read now. The essay is a faithful translation of the original English of 1939 with some minor additions. As to condition: the covers are soiled, the yapped fore edge is creased and the fore edge corners are splayed. Interior is clean. This e... View more info

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The Peasant of the Garonne: An Old Layman Questions Himself about the Present Time.

By: Maritain, Jacques.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York., Holt, Rhinehart and Winston.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32806

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; vii - (3) - 277 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt and white lettering on the spine, gilt device on front board. The text block head edge is stained a pale yellow as issued. Translated from the French of 1966 "Le Paysan de la Garonne: Un vieux laïc s'interroge à propos du temps présent" by Michael Cuddihy and Elizabeth Hughes. First published in English in February of 1968, this is a stated first edition on the copyright page. Maritain wrote this when he was 85 years old. He takes apart the "modern theology" for he sees the new trends as kneeling before... View more info

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My Life with the Saints.

By: Martin SJ., James.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois., Loyola Pess.: (2006)

Seller ID: 32494

ISBN: 0829426442

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; x - 414 pp. First published in 2006, this is a later printing. Fr. Martin writes about Jude, Joan of Arc, Thérèse of Lisieux, Thomas Merton, Ignatius of Loyola, Pedro Arrupe, Bernadette Soubirous, Mother Teresa, Pope John XXIII, Dorothy Day, Peter, Thomas Aquinas, Francis of Assisi, Joseph, the Ugandan Martyrs, Aloysius Gonzaga, and Mary. Followed by a list of suggested further readings and a guide for reading groups. An as-new and unused book with a small remainder dot on the tail edge of the text block. View more info

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How to Love Our Lady as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus Loved Her. A Work Based on the Saint's Poem, "Why I Love Thee, Mary".

By: Martin, Rev. Gabriel

Price: $18.00

Publisher: St. Jovite, Quebec., Editions Magnificat.: 1997

Seller ID: 30914

ISBN: 2762320321

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 17 x 11.5 cm.; vi - 165 pp. Translated from the French by E. F. Peeler and first published in English in 1939 by Burns & Oates of London, this is a reprint of that earlier edition. Illustrated with several black and white photographs and drawings. The poem written by St. Therese in May of 1897, is reproduced in full and in English. Mild shelf wear and light scuffing to the covers, otherwise very clean with a sound binding. View more info

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The Odyssey of Francis Xavier.

By: Maynard, Theodore.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland., The Newman Press.: 1950

Seller ID: 30619

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; vii - 364 pp. Blue paper over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Mapped front end papers. First published in 1936, this is the second printing. Seven page bibliography and an 8 page index. The library markings are a label and a label scar on the lower spine, a stamp on the title page and attachment remains on the back paste down end paper. Minor wear to the fore corners of the boards and the spine crown, moderate wear to the the tail of the spine and the lower third of both front and back joints. The interior is otherwise very clean and the binding is sound. A clea... View more info