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Angelo Ramazzotti: Cardinal Elect.

By: N/A

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Eluru, India, P. I. M. E. Publications: 2005

Seller ID: 11858

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xxii - 97 pp. A biography of Cardinal Ramazzotti (1800-1861), the founder of the Lombard Institute for Foreign Missions in the mid 1800's which became the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions in 1926 under the pontificate of Pius XI. Three appendices plus a chronology. Illustrated with both colour and b/w photographs plus 2 maps at the back. The book shows the slightest hint of edge wear to the covers, otherwise it appears to be unused and unread. View more info

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The American Catholic Who's Who; 1948 & 1949, Volume 8.

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Grosse Pointe, Michigan., Walter Romig.: 1950

Seller ID: 12037

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 514 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. This publishing effort was started in 1934. With a geographical index and necrology. Minor shelf wear to the externals, otherwise clean and solid. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. View more info

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The Life of Venerable Marguerite Bourgeoys: Foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal.

By: N/A

Price: $12.60

Publisher: New York., P. J. Kenedy & Sons.: 1932

Seller ID: 30618

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xiii - 231 pp. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and in a gilt bordered panel on the front board with blind stamped border rules on the margins of the front board. The text block head edge is stained blue to match as issued. Introduction by John Gregory Murray, the then archbishop of St. Paul. Illustrated with 12 full page black and white plates one of which is the frontis piece. The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and attachments on the back end papers. Dated gift note and a blacked out previous owner'... View more info

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The Life of Venerable Marguerite Bourgeoys: Foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal.

By: N/A

Price: $16.20

Publisher: New York., P. J. Kenedy & Sons.: 1932

Seller ID: 31523

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xiii - 231 pp. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and in a gilt bordered panel on the front board with blind stamped border rules on the margins of the front board. The text block head edge is stained blue to match, the fore and tail edges are untrimmed, all as issued. Introduction by John Gregory Murray, the then archbishop of St. Paul. Illustrated with 12 full page black and white plates one of which is the frontis piece. Some of the pages remain unopened on the tail edges. The volume shows very mild wear to the spine tips and the bottom fore co... View more info

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Meet Father Seelos.

By: N/A

Price: $3.60

Publisher: New Orleans, Louisiana., Redemptorists.: 1962

Seller ID: 32182

Condition: Near Fine


24mo - 13.5 x 8.5 cm.; 32 pp. Illustrated wraps in a saddle stapled binding. A small booklet written by the vice postulator for the cause of Fr. Seelos who was a Redemptorist priest in New Orleans during the early to mid 1800's. He died in 1867. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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Canadian Converts: The Path to Rome.

By: N/A

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Justin Press.: 2009

Seller ID: 32480

ISBN: 0981318436

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 14 cm.; 286 pp. Introduction by Fr. Raymond DeSouza. Eleven essays (or biographical stories) by Conrad Black, Kathy Clark, Douglas Farrow, Ian Hunter, Amy Lau, Richard John Neuhaus, Eric Nicolai, Jonathan Roninson, Jasbir Singh, Lars Troide and David Warren. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Beatification the Venerable Sára Salkaházi, Sister of Social Service. St. Stephen's Square, Budapest - September 17, 2006.

By: N/A

Price: $3.60

Publisher: Budapest, Hungary., Uj Ember Editorial and Publishing House.: 2006

Seller ID: 32649

Condition: Fine


16mo - 16.5 x 12 cm.; 70 - (6) pp. Includes a biography of the Venerable Sára followed by the liturgical rite. The title page reads: "Péter Erdo cardinal of the Roman Church, Primate of Hungary, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, head of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference representing Pope Benedict XVI beatifies the Venerable Sára Salkaházi, Sister of Social Service, Virgin ad Martyr." An as-new and unused book. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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Elder Basil of Poiana Marului (1692-1767): Spiritual Father of St. Paisy (Paisius) Velichkovsky.

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Liberty, Tennessee., St. John of Kronstadt Press.: 1996

Seller ID: 33525

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 191 pp. Red paper with a faux leather finish over boards and gilt lettering on the spine and front board with added gilt linework on the front. Translated into English with introduction of 21 pages and notes by a monk of the Brotherhood of Prophet Elias Skete of Mount Athos. Illustrated with 4 black and white photographs and several black and white drawings along with a full page map of the places where Elder Basil lived. One page appendix: "The most holy Kallistos, Patriarch of Constantinople - a short instruction on prayer". Sixteen pages of notes, a 2 page index o... View more info

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The Spirit of the Founders and Our Religious Renewal. (Vita Evangelica, no. 9).

By: (Hermenegilde Charbonneau, Fidele Sauvageau, Julien Harvey, Roland Dorris, Cecile Renault, Lorraine Caza, Estelle Mitchell, Fernand Jette, Gaston Lessard, Albert Tremblay, Yvon Prefontaine, Vianney Saint-Michel, Jacques Grise, Graziella Lalande . . .)

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Religious Conference.: 1977

Seller ID: 32244

Condition: Fair


12mo - 17.5 x 10.5 cm.; 421 pp. Translated from the French by Catherine Ann MacDonald, CND. Contents in 3 parts: Introduction; Tribute to the Blessed Eugène de Mazenod" by Herménégilde Charbonneau; Part One - Two Great Orders - essays on the Cistercians and the Jesuits; Part Two - Origins of Ville-Marie - essays on the Sulpicians, the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, The Congregation de Notre Dame, the Grey Nuns; Part Three, Section A - "In the Time of Eugène de Mazenod", Section B - Foundations in Montreal. The library markings, none of which are exernal, are a stamp on t... View more info

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Blessed Margaret; the Cross Transfigured.

By: a Dominican Nun.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Summit, New Jersey., Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary.: 1965

Seller ID: 33039

Condition: Fine


32mo - 12 x 16 cm (oblong); (4) - 12 - (4) pp. Patterned gray wraps with a black cross on the front cover in a saddle stapled binding. A short biography of Blessed Margaret of Castello (1287-1320) with an emphasis on her supernatural life and a request to aid in her canonization. The text is calligraphy and then printed by the good Dominican sisters. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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A Calling: An Autobiography and the Founding of the Maronite Monks of Adoration.

By: Abbot William, MMA.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Phoenix, Arizona., Leonine Publishers.: 2012

Seller ID: 33481

ISBN: 0983674086

Condition: Fine


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xxvii - 271 pp. This is the second printing. Three page preface by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR. From the back cover: "The monastic ideal of contemplation is very much alive today. Abbot William, founder of the Maronite Monks of Adoration, recounts his own journey through the tumultous '70s and '80s to find this ideal." The Maronite Monks of Adoration are at the Most Holy Trinity Monastery in Petersham, Massachusetts and were canonically approved and established in the Eparchy of Saint Maron in 1989. Illustrated with several full colour photrographs. Signed and d... View more info

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My Prisons in Soviet Paradise.

By: Alagiagian SJ., Peter.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Palm Publishers.: (1969)

Seller ID: 31385

Condition: Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (10) - 184 pp. Approbations present and dated 1969. This is the third English edition, translated from the fifth French edition by Mary Heney SCIM, with no date for this particular printing. Illustrated with five pages of black and white photographs. The library markings, none of which are external, are attachments on the inside of the back cover and the blank verso of the last page. Mild wear and light soiling to the covers with a solid binding and a clean interior. View more info

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(Saint) Albert the Great.

By: Albert OP., S. M.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Oxford, UK., Blackfriars Publications.: 1948

Seller ID: 32440

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; xi - 144 pp. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. From the foreword by the author: "This book was originally written for the use of the Dominican nuns of St. Dominic's Priory, Carisbrooke, with no thought of future publication, and it seemed best to retain the family atmosphere even when it is now offered to a wider circle of readers . . . In revising it for publication . . .". It did exist in a different form prior to this edition. This particular edition in hand states on the copyright page, "First Impression 1948", the approbations ar... View more info

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Mary of the Incarnation: Foundress of the Ursuline Monastery. (Quebec 1639-1939).

By: An Ursuline of Quebec

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Quebec, Ursulines: 1939

Seller ID: 30284

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 24.5 x 18 cm.; 90 pp. Cream coloured covers with dark brown lettering and art work. Mary of the Incarnation (1599-1672) left France on May 4th of 1639 to settle in Quebec City. The original history was published in French only under the title "Marie de l'Incarnation". This translation and adapted version was published on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Ursuline convent in Quebec. Illustrated with photographs and reproductions. The covers show very slight wear and light soiling with a clean interior and a solid binding. A clear and removable archival cover has... View more info

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Man of God: Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco.

By: Archpriest Peter Perekrsetov. (compiled by).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Redding, California., Nikiodemos Orthodox Publication Society.: 1995

Seller ID: 33550

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 255 pp. This English edition was translated and revised from the Russian "Arkhiepiskop Joann (Maksimovitch) arkhipastyr, molitvennik, podvizhnik" of 1991 which was published by the Diocese of Western America & San Francisco Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. The English edition was first published in 1994 and this is the second printing. Illustrated with black and white photographs and a tipped-in full colour icon reproduction of Saint John on the verso of the half title page. In 4 principal parts: I - Reminiscences (18 in all), II - Testimonies concerning Arc... View more info

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Out of the Abyss: Life and Spirit of Mother Maria Auxilia de la Cruz OSSE.

By: Arellano OSSE., Sr. Maria Guadalupe and Sr. Maria de la Trinidad Rosas OSSE.

Price: $7.65

Publisher: Stockbridge, Massachusetts., Oblate Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.: 1988

Seller ID: 32889

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 196 - (4) pp. Edited by William J. Farrington. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Previous owner's name crossed out on the first page, otherwise clean with a sound binding and having only very mild wear to the edges of the covers. View more info

Image for Cornelia: The Story of Cornelia Connelly, 1809-1879,. Foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

Cornelia: The Story of Cornelia Connelly, 1809-1879,. Foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

By: Armour, Mary Andrew. (with Ursula Blake and Annette Dawson).

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [United Kingdom], Society of the Holy Child Jesus.: 1979

Seller ID: 33674

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; vi - 89 pp. Illustrated with several black and white photographs throughout. Previous owner's bookplate (a tad elegant too) on the inside of the front cover. Some very minor wear to the covers, otherwise clean with a sound binding and the appearance of having been used very little. View more info

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Out to Change the World: A Life of Father James Keller of the Christophers.

By: Armstrong, Richard.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York., Crossroad.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30277

ISBN: 0824506510

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiv - 216 pp. Light gray cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 6 pages of black and white photographs. Fr. Keller was the founder of the Christophers in 1945 with his message encouraging "people with good ideas to go into the marketplace". Four pages of notes and an 8 page index. Both the book and the dust jacket have mild wear to the spine tips, 'tis all. View more info

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The Saintly Life of Jeanne Mance: First Lay Nurse in North America.

By: Atherton, William Henry.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri., Catholic Hospital Association: 1945

Seller ID: 32703

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; vi - (3) - 95 pp. Orange wraps with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. Illustrated with seven black and white drawings. First published in the July/August, 1945 issue of "Hospital Progress", the official journal of the Catholic Hospital Association. Jeanne Mance (1606-1673) came from the Champagne region of France and travelled to Quebec where she became involved with the founding of the medical mission in Montreal, the beginnings of Hotel Dieu. The covers show some very slight soiling and edge wear and with the biographee's name in ink on the head edge o... View more info

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The Pelican: A Life of Saint Thomas of Villanova.

By: Back OSA., Siegfried.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Villanova, Pennsylvania., Augustinian Press.: 1987

Seller ID: 30526

ISBN: 0941491072

Condition: Good


8vo - 22 x 13.5 cm.; 98 pp. Translated from the German by Matthew J. O'Connell and edited by John E. Rotelle OSA. Illustrated with 2 black and white photographs, 5 black and white drawings and 10 full colour plates. One appendix, St. Thomas' Marian sermon: "Let Us Place Ourselves Under Mary's Protection". 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 head margin of the last page. Otherwise clean with a tight binding. View more info