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Philokalia of the Niptic Fathers. (Philohalia ton hieron neptikon). Complete in 5 volumes.

By: N/A

Price: $540.00

Publisher: Athens, Greece., Astir Publishing House.: 1958 - 1971

Seller ID: 32664

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 24 x 17 cm.; The text of all 5 volumes is in Greek. Volume one (fourth printing - 1971): xiv - 334 pp. Volume two (third printing - 1958): (6) - 320 pp. Volume three (third printing - 1960): (6) - 359 pp. Volume four (third printing - 1961): (8) - 385 pp. Volume five (third printing) - 1963): (10) - 392 pp. Volume one is case bound (hard cover) in black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Volumes 2, 3, 4 and 5 are soft cover with matching dust jackets that are fastened to the spines. Present in each volume is a small publisher insert that states "Philokalia of the Nip... View more info

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De Navolging van Christus. (The Imitation of Christ in Dutch).

By: a Kempis, Thomas.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Bruges, Belgium., Desclee de Brouwer & Co.: 1947

Seller ID: 30459

Condition: Fair


32mo - 11 x 6.5 cm.; 359 - 77 - (3) pp. The text is in Dutch. Black cloth over thin and rigid boards. All text block edges are stained red as issued. Translated from the Latin by R. Bouman SJ and the second section "Meest Gebruikelijke Gebeden" (prayers and exercises) translated by J. van Gorp SJ. The lettering on the spine, I am assuming that there was some, is completely faded away. The board edges show moderate wear and rubbing while the spne tips and joints are quite rubbed and worn. Both front and back hinges have play in them and otherwise the interior is clean with a fairly sound bindin... View more info

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A Life of Adoration.

By: Angot, Marie-Benoite.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: London, UK., St. Pauls.: 2002

Seller ID: 27064

ISBN: 0854396403

Condition: Fine


8vo - 20 x 12 cm.; 143 pp. Translated from the French "La vie d'adoration" by Heather Buttery. From the back cover: "A Life of Adoration explains what adoration means and shows us how to live in adoration day by day in the midst of our hectic lives". A new and unused book. View more info

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Whom Thou Seekest.

By: Anonymous

Price: $6.30

Publisher: New York., Macmillan.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20024

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; x - 229 pp. Approbations present. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A series of 78 meditations divided into three main sections. Many of these appeared previously in various periodicals but are gathered here for the first time. The externals show mild shelf wear and like soiling while the interior is clean and the binding is solid. View more info

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Mystic Mass. Morning Oblation. Examen.

By: Astruc, Abbe and Fr. Daniel Jones SJ.

Price: $3.60

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., Irish Messenger.: 1931

Seller ID: 32186

Condition: Very Good


24mo - 14 x 9 cm.; 24 pp. Coloured wraps in a saddle stapled binding. First published in 1929, this is the third edition. The "Mystic Mass" is translated from the French, "La Messe Mystique" of Abbé Astruc of Grenoble, the "Morning Oblation" is by Fr. Jones and the "Examen" is not credited though 'tis Jesuit in tone and substance. Minor wear and soiling to the covers with an inked "5" stamped on the front and on the third page. Otherwise very clean and sound. I should say that the text is printed in quite a small font, clear but it is small. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduc... View more info

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Directorium Sponsae: Short Meditations for Each Day of the Year. Volume IV, Part I - First Sunday of Advent to Vigil of Pentecost.

By: Bertsche SOCist., Leopold.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland., Newman Press.: 1965

Seller ID: 24367

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


16mo - 15 x 9.5 cm.; viii - 308 - [4] pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the front board. Translated from the German of 1962 by Maria H. Arndt. Specifically written for professed women religious with each meditation based on a scripture verse and meant to serve as an inspiration rather than a meditation that is complete in and of itself. The library markings, of which none are external, are stamps on both front and back end papers with pocket remains on the back paste down end paper. The book appears to have been used very little if at all.; Ex-Library View more info

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Holy Daring: An Outrageous Gift to Modern Spirituality from Saint Teresa, the Grand Wild Woman of Avila.

By: Bielecki OCD., Tessa

Price: $5.20

Publisher: Rockport, Massachusetts, Element.: 1994

Seller ID: 20356

ISBN: 1852304839

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 127 pp. From the back cover: ". . . Bielecki shows how Teresa's vibrant natural life was the foundation of her mystical one, then sympathetically explores the captivating sensuosness of her mystical development . . ." Eight page annotated bibliography at the back. The covers show mild shelf wear to the edges, otherwise very clean and tight. View more info

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Experiencing God: Fostering a Contemplative Life.

By: Billy CSsR., Dennis J.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Liguori, Missouri., Liguori.: 2000

Seller ID: 22789

ISBN: 0764806580

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; xi - 132 pp. From the back cover: "Each of these fifteen short reflections, or 'books', is introduced by a few verses of Scripture or a brief poem, is followed by the author's meditations on God's presence with us, and concludes with a series of questions and concrete suggestions for integrating these insights into our daily existence". A new and unused book. View more info

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In Heaven We'll Meet Again: The Saints and Scripture on Our Heavenly Reunion.

By: Blot SJ., Francois Rene.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Manchester, New Hampshire., Sophia Institute Press.: 2016

Seller ID: 31434

ISBN: 1622823303

Condition: Fine


12mo - 18 x 12.5 cm.; vi - 129 pp. First published in 1863 in English as "In Heaven We Know Our Own" which was a translation from an earlier French edition, this modern reprint has some minor editorial revisions. Bibliographical footnotes are present. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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The Little Way: The Spirituality of Thérèse of Lisieux.

By: Bro OP., Bernard.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland., Christian Classics.: 1980

Seller ID: 30625

ISBN: 87061052X

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; (12) - 116 pp. Translated from the French edition of 1974, "La Gloire et le Mendiant", by Alan Neame. From the preface: "This book is not intended to be a study of the life of Thérèse of Lisieux but an introduction to life with Thérèse of Lisieux". The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and attachments on the inside of the back cover. The covers show some light soiling and mild wear, otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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The Practice of the Presence of God; Being the Conversations, Letters and Spiritual Maxims of Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, Barefooted Carmelite.

By: Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection. (translated by Donald Attwater).

Price: $5.40

Publisher: London, UK., Burns Oates & Washbourne.: 1962

Seller ID: 32681

Condition: Near Fine


16mo - 14.5 x 8.5 cm.; viii - 44 pp. Red and pale blue wraps with corresponding lettering in a saddle stapled binding. First published in this translation by Donald Attwater who has written a 4 page preface, in 1926. The text consists of 4 conversations, 16 letters and 7 maxims. This is the first issue of it as #13 in the Paternoster Series from this publisher. Some very mild wear to the tips of the spine, otherwise fine. View more info

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Secrets of the Eucharist.

By: Brown, Michael.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Milford, Ohio., Faith Publishing Company.: 1996

Seller ID: 31079

ISBN: 1880033232

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; vi - 81 - (7) pp. From the back cover: "In this book of heart-felt reflections on the Holy Eucharist, Michael Brown demonstrates that devotion to this most august sacrament is fundamental to the Catholic faith." One and a bit pages of references at the back. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Secrets of the Eucharist.

By: Brown, Michael.

Price: $4.05

Publisher: Milford, Ohio., Faith Publishing Company.: 1996

Seller ID: 32148

ISBN: 1880033232

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; vi - 81 - (7) pp. From the back cover: "In this book of heart-felt reflections on the Holy Eucharist, Michael Brown demonstrates that devotion to this most august sacrament is fundamental to the Catholic faith." One and a bit pages of references at the back. Mild wear to the edges of the covers and some light scuffing. View more info

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Dreams, Visions & Prophecies of Don Bosco.

By: Brown, Rev. Eugene M. (editor).

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Bolton, UK., Don Bosco Publications.: 1986

Seller ID: 29116

ISBN: 089944086X

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; liii - 286 pp. The dreams are divided into 4 principal sections: "The Mission of Don Bosco and the Future of the Order", "Predictions of Future Events", 'Dreams About the Boys of the Oratory", and "Dreams About Heaven and Hell". The majority of them are taken from Fr. Borgatello's 14 volume biographical memoir of St. Don Bosco. Thirty-two page foreword by Morton T. Kelsey and a 12 page introductory essay by Arthur J. Lenti SDB. Eight page index at the back. Minor shelf wear to the covers, else near fine to fine. View more info

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Radical Optimism: Rooting Ourselves in Reality.

By: Bruteau, Beatrice.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: New York., Crossroad.: 1993

Seller ID: 22797

ISBN: 0824512642

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 139 pp. From the back cover: "Beatrice Bruteau is a founder of the Schola Contemplationis, Pfafftown, North Carolina, a network community for contemplatives of all traditions throughout the United States and abroad". Three pages of bibliographical notes. A new and unused book. View more info

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The Mystery of Pentecost.

By: Cantalamessa OFMCap., Fr. Raniero.

Price: $3.60

Publisher: Collegeville, Minnesota., The Liturgical Press.: 2001

Seller ID: 31666

ISBN: 0814627242

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; v - 61 pp. Translated from the 1998 Italian edition "Il Mistero di Pentecoste" by Glen S. Davis. A series of 4 meditations on the coming of the Holy Spirit based on the spirit of unity from the gospel of St. Luke, the spirit of prophecy from the gospel of St. Luke, the spirit of truth from the gospel of St. John and the person of the Holy Spirit from the writings of St. Paul. Other than some very mild wear to the edges of the covers, this book is as-new and unused. View more info

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The Fire of Christ's Love: Meditations on the Cross.

By: Cantalamessa OFMCap., Raniero.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Frederick, Maryland., Word Among Us Press.: 2013

Seller ID: 27175

ISBN: 1593252226

Condition: Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 126 pp. A series of 55 meditations all taken from homilies preached by Fr. Cantalamessa during Good Friday services in St. Peter's Basilica. Foreword by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York. A new and unused book. View more info

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The Dialogue of the Seraphic Virgin Catherine of Siena Dictated by Her, While in a State of Ecstasy, to Her Secretaries, and Completed in the Year of Our Lord 1370. Together with an Account of Her Death by an Eye-Witness.

By: Catherine of Siena. (Algar Thorold - translator).

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois., (Wheaton College.): 1994

Seller ID: 29862

Condition: Near Fine


4to - 28 x 21.5 cm.; (2) - 135 pp. Blue paper covers with a black paper re-enforcing strip on the spine. First published in 1907 by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co of London and I have listed the publisher as Wheaton College as being the present publisher. Not entirely correct as one can see from the following. The title page continued: "Translated from the original Italian, and preceded by an introduction on the life and times of the saint by Algar Thorold. A new and abridged edition. Digitized by Harry Plantinga (of Wheaton College), 1994. The etext is in the public domain." (This i... View more info

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The Illumination Of A Soul: Volume One.

By: Changfoot, Lily.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Sarnia, Ontario., Madonna Press.: 1995

Seller ID: 11196

ISBN: 0969019912

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 147 pp. White wraps with blue lettering and art work. Previous owner's gift inscription on first page. A series of private revelations and insights, published with diocesan approval. View more info

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Prayer for all Times. Third Series.

By: Charles SJ., Pierre.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: London, UK., Sands & Company.: (1930)

Seller ID: 27577

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; 176 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board with blind stamped border rules on the front board. Translated from the French, "La prière de toutes les heures", by Maud Monahan and first published as such in 1930, this is the third impression. This is the third and last book in this series by Fr. Charles and comprises chapters (meditations) 67 to 99. From the author's prologue dated 1923: "The only thing then that is of any consequence to us is to learn our avocation of eternal happiness . . . the whole spiritual life is thus but the ar... View more info