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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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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

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Henry Carr - Revolutionary.

By: McCorkell OSB., Edmund J.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Griffin House.: 1969

Seller ID: 30816

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; x - 165 - (1) pp. Pale gray/green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 13 pages of black and white photographs one of which is the frontis piece. A short one epage index at the back. Foreword by Claude T. Bissell. Loosely laid in is a photostatic copy of a letter on St. Michael's College stationary from Ed McCorkell to the previous owner of the book, Fr. Eddie Ronan CSB whose name and gift note are on the front free end paper. The book has moderate wear to the spine tips and the board eges and the spine are darkened or sunned. Otherwise clean ... View more info

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More Memories of Father John Sullivan.

By: McGrath SJ., Fergal.

Price: $3.60

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., The Messenger Publications.: 1976

Seller ID: 32770

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; (6) - 70 pp. Green wraps with white and black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. A collection of previously unpublished reminiscences from Dr. George Little and Fr. Michael Sweetman SJ. Minor wear and light scuffing to the covers, otherwise 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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Marguerite D'Youville, A Pioneer for Our Times.

By: McGuire, Sister Rita, GSIC.

Price: $16.20

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada., Novalis.: 1982

Seller ID: 30689

ISBN: 2890880907

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 309 pp. "A biography based on the life and times of Marguerite d'Youville, Foundress of the Sisters of Charity (Grey Nuns) of Montreal." A new, unused copy. View more info

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The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain: A Spiritual Life.

By: McInerny, Ralph.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana., University of Notre Dame Press.: 2004

Seller ID: 32432

ISBN: 0268043590

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; viii - 235 pp. Burgundy cloth over boards with dark brown paper and gilt lettering on the spine. First published in 2003, this is the second printing. From the dust jacket: "The structure of this work is modeled on the medieval book of hours, making use of the daily offices, from Matins through Compline, to examine each stage of the life of Maritain, and hs wife Raissa. Through this unique blending of biography and meditation, McInerny creates a powerful portrait of the Maritains, one that reveals a model of the intellectual life as lived by Christian believers." E... View more info

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Leave Her Alone.

By: McKenna, Megan.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Maryknoll, New York., Orbis Books.: 2001

Seller ID: 8486

ISBN: 1570752656

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 247 pp. The sequel to Mckenna's "Not Counting Women and Children". Through her use of stories and Jewish midrash, McKenna tells the stories of biblical women. Three page select bibliography at the back. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Marquée du Signe de l'Accueil: Soeur Marie Thomas d'Aquin, 1877-1963.

By: McMurtie, Rita.

Price: $15.75

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Soeurs de l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc.: 1996

Seller ID: 30687

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; (14) - 247 pp. Soeur Marie was the foundress of the "Congrégation des Soeurs de l'Institut Jeanne d'Arc" in Ottawa. One 13 page appendix of notes. Well illustrated with both black and white and full colour images, photographs and reproductions. View more info

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Saint Bernard De Clairvaux: Le Dernier Des Peres.

By: Merton, Thomas.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Paris, France., Editions D'Histoire Et D'Art, Librairie Plon: 1954

Seller ID: 6212

Condition: Good


12mo - 19 x 14 cm.; 174 pp. The text is in French with the translation by Daniel de Maupeou, OSB. Contents: "L'homme et le saint", "Le témoignage des écrits", "Notes sur l'encyclique Doctor Mellifluus", "Encyclique Doctor Mellifluus". Two page bibliography at back. Some edgewear on cover, spine sticker and library label on front, library markings, text is clean. View more info