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DIVINE OFFICE/OFFICIUM DIVINUM

What does it gain a man to have his whole life perfectly organized but to lose his soul?

It's so easy to lose sight of God in our busy world. But the Church gave us the answer from the very beginning when she structured her official prayer around a framework of the psalms prayed eight times a day so that within one week, all 150 psalms are said.

Here you have the most critical hours of the Divine Office for the layman in the world. Prime is the perfect Morning Prayer, Compline the perfect night prayer, and Sext is for the middle of the day.

This is better than private prayer; it's the prayer of the entire Mystical Body because you pray with one heart with the millions of other clerics, religious and laymen around the world who have prayed and are praying these exact same prayers, AND because you adopt the intentions of the psalmist as you pray.

When understood correctly (this edition has a short explanation preceding each psalm), these are the intentions for which Holy Mother Church wants us to pray for ourselves, for the Church and for all the members of the Mystical Body of Christ.

Our Lord, our Lady, and the Saints prayed these psalms.

Includes:

•An 11-page Introduction explaining the Divine Office and how to pray it, including guidelines on how to interpret the psalms in a Catholic manner
•Table of Contents
•The prayers to be said before and after reciting the Divine Office
•Melodies in Gregorian notation for those who chant the office in common.
•In timeless Latin with parallel English translations.
•Beautiful edition with sewn binding
•Leatherette cover
•Rounded edges
•Black text with rubrics in red
•Two ribbons

Includes everything for the Hours of Sunday Lauds, Prime, Sext, Vespers, and Compline; Prime, Sext, and Compline for each other day of the week.

Individually shrink-wrapped. Latin pronunciation guide bookmarker included.

221pp, leatherette sewn hardcover, 2 ribbons.

Divine Office - $37.95

Blessed Be God Prayer Book

BACK IN PRINT - This is a complete prayer book of Catholic prayers containing favorite novenas, popular devotions, meditations from the Holy Bible, the Imitation of Christ, and Epistles and Gospels for Sundays and Holy Days. For vinyl cover - see Vinyl Covers - Above.

"A Complete Catholic Prayer Book"
Compiled by Frs. Charles J. Callan, OP & John A. McHugh, OP

We've reprinted the 1960 edition of America’s favorite Catholic prayer book according to its original premier deluxe specifications!

Blessed Be God

Made in the USA and no skimping on quality! This book includes such hi-quality features as a bonded leather softcover, rounded corners, sewn binding, gilded page edges, a marking ribbon and more; but you’re probably wondering what’s inside.

This pocket-size prayer book is not only packed with tons of favorite traditional Catholic prayers, but also includes for the traditional Latin Tridentine Rite:

  • The Ordinary Mass texts (Latin/English),
  • Sunday Epistles & Gospels (English only),
  • Propers for the Requiem & Nuptial Mass (Latin/English),
  • Sunday Vespers,
  • Other sacramental rites such as Baptism & Extreme Unction (in English),
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament,
  • And much, much more!

It's so versatile, we've nicknamed it the "Swiss Army Knife of Prayer Books".

We've also updated this edition to comply with the 1962 Roman Missal by inserting a new Table of Moveable Feasts (good till 2041!) and St. Joseph's name in the Canon.

Blessed Be God lithograph

The book is peppered with detailed lithographs such as this depicting the Presentation of the Child Jesus at the Temple.

Blessed Be God Prayer Book - $37.95 (+s&h)

Clear Vinyl Missal Cover - Blessed Be God Prayer Book - $5.50 - This Missal Cover is for the Soft Cover Copy Blessed Be God prayer book shown above


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Crown of Roses to St. Rita of Cascia $25.00

A treasury of prayers asking for the intercession of St. Rita. Includes the Mass (Traditional) and the Thursday devotions. A wonderful prayer book right from Cascia. Beautifully illustrated. Blue Cover.
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Catholic Prayers will fill a great need in the lives of all Catholics because it contains the favorite well-known Beloved Prayers all Catholics should know by heart. Plus, it includes no fewer than 21 Powerful Prayers which people can use when they need quick, powerful, "certain: assistance. This book has many popular Favorite Prayers of a general nature, and a large group of Special Prayers for particular needs, e.g., the Prayer to Gerard Majella for Motherhood. All these prayers have been carefully selected and arranged for the maximum assistance to those who use this little book, that they personally will be more edified and sanctified by its use, as well as more effective in soliciting graces and favors from God, the Blessed Mother, the Saints and the Angels in bringing down blessings and answers for themselves and all for whom they pray.

This rule of life is - in Christ - the heart and soul of the most successful religious order in history. Written by a spiritual father for his children, The Rule of St. Benedict is not only an ideal guide for the individual wishing to follow the Benedictine path; it is also an indispensable tool for the spiritualization of family life. A timeless classic by the founder of Western monasticism. Leather bound - 128 pages.

The Little Flower Prayerbook is a vintage manual of prayers combined with a treasury of St. Therese's spiritual writings that showcases the wisdom and contemplation she achieved in her short lifetime.

Originally published in 1926 and faithfully re-typeset by TAN Books, The Little Flower Prayerbook: A Carmelite Manual of Prayers is an introduction to the time-honored Carmelite prayers and devotions that St. Therese herself practiced during her lifetime.

Features Include:
Morning and Evening Prayers, Acts of Faith, Daily Prayers
Devotions for Confession and Benediction
Extraordinary Form of the Mass
Devout Exercises for Every Day of the Week
Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Scapular Devotions
Spiritual Writings of St. Therese
And so much more . . .

Perfect for devotees of the Little Flower, Third Order Carmelites, and all those who wish to follow the "Little Way".

Catholic Prayers Compiled from Traditional Sources - Available in Both Stanard and Large Print

$4.00/$10.00

Sizes of Print Available
 

The Rule of St. Benedict

$21.95

The Little Flower Prayerbook

$31.95


Father Lasance Prayer Books

Father Lasance's "My Prayer Book"- $25.00 (+ shipping and handling)

Catholic Girl's Guide/Young Men's Guide- $25.00 ea. (+ shipping and handling)

Young Men's Guide - Hard Cover - $25.00

"His Holiness (Pope Pius XI) wishes that these volumes, which assuredly promote the spiritual life, may receive an ever-increasing welcome in all the Christian families of your great country." (from a letter to Fr. Lasance written at the Pope's direction, May 10, 1927)

My Prayer Book - filled with a Catholic Treasure Chest of traditional reflections, counsels, prayers and devotions, Fr. Lasance's My Prayer Book has been a favorite of English-speaking Catholics for almost a century. First published in 1908, this a wonderful and comprehensive source of Catholic prayer.

An ideal guide for young men and women was written by Fr. Lasance some years ago. The Catholic Girls Guide and Young Men's Guide are ideal gifts for young people who are striving to find a proper balance between the world and their faith. Filled with sound counsel and the prayers which have guided young men and women for centuries, these are the guide's the young people in your life should have available to them.

How many times have we said, "They just won't listen to me." Well, let them hear the proper counsel from the Saints of the Church.

An ideal guide for young men and women was written by Fr. Lasance some years ago. The Young Men's Guide is an ideal gifts for young men who are striving to find a proper balance between the world and their faith. Filled with sound counsel and the prayers which have guided young men for centuries, this is the guide the young men in your life should have available to them.

How many times have we said, "They just won't listen to me." Well, let them hear the proper counsel from the Saints of the Church.

My Prayer Book - Hardcover - $25.00

Catholic Girl's Guide - Hard Cover (Only) - $25.00

Young Men's Guide - Hard Cover - $25.00

 

Father Lasance Prayer Books

Father Lasance's "Our Lady Book"- $25.00 (+ shipping and handling)

Fr. Lasance's The Blessed Sacrament Prayerbook - $49.95 (+ shipping and handling)
Originally published by Benziger Brothers in 1924 and again in 1945, this devotional prayerbook compiled by Fr. Lasance is intended to cultivate among the faithful a tender and practical devotion to Our Lady. Part I includes reflections on the Immaculate Conception, the Birth of Mary, Mary's Espousal, the Death of St. Joseph, the Assumption and so much more. Part II lists the calendar of Our Lady's Feasts, the most necessary of prayers, the Ordinary of the Mass in English and Latin, and a host of devotions and prayers. The Stations of the Cross, the Litanies, and devotions for Confession and Holy Communion are among the numerous treasures you will find in this beautiful prayer book. Hardbound leather cover, 711 pp.
Recommended by Pope Pius XI
Black Leather Flex cover – 1248 pages
This is a very complete everyday Catholic prayer book with many novenas, hundreds of indulgenced prayers, the Ordinary of the Mass, Propers for many common feasts and masses, a current chart of moveable feasts, and a special emphasis on all of the prayers necessary and recommended for devotional visits to Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament.
• Black leather embossed cover
• 24k gold stamped lettering and cover image
• 3.5” x 6” book format
• Gilt edges
• Flexible cover
• 1248 pages
• Rounded corners
• Satin ribbon page marker
• Quality paper

Our Lady Book

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The Blessed Sacrament Prayerbook

 

Clear Vinyl Missal Covers for Fr. Lasance Prayer Books - (Hard Bound Books Only) - $5.50 ea.

Mothers Manual - Hard Bound

$12.00

Mothers Manual -Soft Cover

$4.00 ea.

Fathers' Manual - Hard Bound

$12.00 ea.

Fathers' Manual - Soft Cover

$4.00 ea.

Novena of Our Lady's Rosary With Meditations and Indulgences by Bernard McCaffrey, O.S.C., and Dr. Kelly Bowring, S.T.D.

Novena of Our Lady's Rosary - $4.00 ea. (+ shipping and handling)

Rosary Novenas To Our Lady

Dominican Rosary Novena Book

Rosary Novenas to Our Lady (Including the Mysteries of Light) - LARGE PRINT EDITION

Rosary Novenas to Our Lady
Written by Charles V. Lacey
$5.95
ISBN: 0-87946-173-X
Book (Other)
48 pages

Rosary Novenas to Our Lady

First published in 1924 by Charles V. Lacey, Rosary Novenas to Our Lady has brought comfort and hope to many who have turned to Mary, the mother of Jesus, for help in troubled times.

This booklet includes fiften mysteries (Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious), as well as instructions on how to pray the Rosary and words for the needed prayers.

NOTE:This booklet does not contain the Mysteries of Light.Available in Regular Print ($5.95) or Large Print ($6.95)

Rosary Novenas To Our Lady

Dominican Rosary Novena Book - $3.25 ea. (+ shipping and handling)

Rosary Novena To Our Lady
 

Conversations with Christ

The Ways of Mental Prayer

eISBN: 9780895551801
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Imprint: TAN Books 
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Paperbound
Dimensions: 5.5" X 8.5" X 0.63"
Pages: 184 pgs


The practicality of St. Teresa's teaching about mental prayer shines through in this wonderful synopsis of her writings about it--something she said "the whole world could not purchase." Learn how we should pray, in order to grow in the spiritual life. Impr. 184 pgs, PB
"The Ways of Mental Prayer ranks as one of the Church's greatest classics on prayer, and was highly recommended as such by Fr. Garrigou-LaGrange, the 20th Century's greatest authority on mystical theology.

Here Dom Lehodey, Abbot of Bricquebec, concentrates on the beginning stages of prayer, up through what is called the prayer of quiet, but he also describes the higher forms of prayer as well, including the very summit, or the prayer of union. In the process, he explains the advantages, the joys and—yes— the trials of mental prayer, plus he gives practical instructions on the methods of practicing this type of prayer. 

He also shows what to avoid and how to overcome the difficulties involved. By far the salient strength of this book is its description of how one goes from ordinary prayer to mystical prayer, which constitutes the giant step in the spiritual life. A wise and learned guide to spiritual matters, The Ways of Mental Prayer is a work destined to lead many to divine intimacy—a foretaste of Heaven on earth.

Conversations with Christ - $12.50 ea.

The Ways of Mental Prayer - $16.50 ea.

 
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Rosary Novenas To Our Lady

Illustrated Book of Jesus
Edited by Fr. Michael Sullivan
$14.00
223 pages

 

Rosary Novenas To Our Lady

Illustrated Book of Mary
Edited by Fr. Michael Sullivan
$14.00
223 pages

 

NEW KEY OF HEAVEN

KEY OF THE KINGDOM

New Key Of Heaven - $15.00 ea. (+ shipping and handling)

Key Of THE Kingdom - $8.00 ea. (+ shipping and handling)

Selected Novenas and Prayers

The Pieta Prayer Book

 

Selected Novenas and Prayers - $3.50 ea. (+ shipping and handling)

The Pieta Prayer Book - $6.00 ea. (+ shipping and handling)

The Storm Novena Book - $1.00 (+shipping/handling)

Kindness: The Bloom of Charity - $10.00
The Prisoner of Love

This is a reprint of the 1928 Edition. It contains instructions and reflections on our duties toward Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Contains prayers and devotions for various occasions, in particular for visits to the Blessed Sacrament and the Hour of Adoration

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The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary- $24.00 (+s&h)

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Deluxe Edition - $29.95 (+s&h)

Otherwise known as "The Hours of Our Lady, this Fr. F. X. Lasance edition is a reproduction of the original by John M. Farley in 1904. Latin with English along side. Old Psalter. Red Cover - Hardbound, 118 pages, hardbound with sewn binding.
This is the first ever edition that includes the complete Gregorian Chant for the Little Office – in traditional four stave notation! The music for the Little Office has never before been gathered together in one volume. For many people the Gregorian chant of the Little Office offers an introduction to the beauty of the Church’s traditional liturgical heritage. This volume will help you sing all the Hours of the Little Office.

Our edition includes a commentary on the rubrics and ceremonial by “A Master of Novices” (which was first published in the early twentieth century), and also includes a description of the indulgences with which the recitation of the Little Office has been enriched by Holy Mother Church.

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a shorter form of the Divine Office in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It has long been the Church’s daily liturgical prayer to Our Lady, and these hours of praise have been used by Priests, religious and the laity throughout the centuries. Lay people used to flock to the great Cathedrals to publicly recite The Little Office during the Middle Ages, and during the great persecution, when the practice of the Catholic Faith was illegal in Great Britain, Bishop Challoner commended The Little Office to his flock.

Through its psalms, antiphons, readings, responsorials, and prayers the Little Office stresses the role Our Lady played in salvation history, and how through her fiat the divine Word took flesh in her womb and achieved salvation for us all; and how Our Lord granted her the first fruits of the general resurrection in her holy and glorious assumption.

All Catholics are called to a consistent prayer life. For those who do not feel called to recite the Divine Office, but still wish to participate in the liturgical prayer of the Church, or for those who have a particular devotion to the holy Mother of God, there is no finer form of prayer than the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Flexible Blue Leather cover.

Conformity to the Will of God - from the writings of St. Alphonsus Liguori

God Directs All Things for Our Best Nothing happens in this world but by the direction or permission of God. "Nothing," says St. Augustine, "occurs by chance in the whole course of our life. God overrules all." Let these words penetrate into the depths of our souls; then we shall never regard what comes to us from God's hands as hurtful. "God is so good," writes St. Dionysius, "that He, who alone needs nothing for Himself, is constantly producing good for others. He is so glorious and magnificent that through the unattainable and inexpressible fullness of His love He conducts all things to their perfection."
Yes, God wills only our good, our salvation. It is His will not merely that no one should perish, but that all should save and sanctify themselves.

My Daily Bread is a summary of spiritual doctrine so simplified and arranged that everyone can come to a knowledge and practice of the principles of the spiritual life. It is divided into three books which treat respectively of the three ways of the Spiritual Life. (1) Purification -- we must reform that which has been deformed in us by sin. (2) Imitation -- we must conform to Christ that which has been reformed. (3) Union -- we must transform through Christ that which has been condemned. This book must be read, not only with the head, but with the heart. We must think and pray. This daily exercise will transform belief into realization, theory into practice. This work is authored by Rev. Anthony J. Paone, S.J. It is an invaluable guide to spiritual growth.
My Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis needs no introduction. For five centuries it has been the most popular spiritual book second only to the Sacred Scriptures. It presents the fundamental principles of the spiritual life. The Christian soul is invited to follow Christ Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. As one studies the content of this marvelous work one become convinced that without the Way there is no going, without the Truth there is no knowing, without the Life there is no real living.
Conformity to the Will of God - $2.00 ea. (+ shipping)
My Daily Bread - $11.50 ea. (+ shipping)
My Imitation of Christ - $11.50 ea. (+shipping)
My Way of Life by Walter Farrell, O.P., S.T.M., and Martin J. Healy, S.T.D. is a pocket edition of the Summa of St. Thomas Aquinas. Here the Summa is presented in a simplified form. This vast summary of Thomistic teaching which deals with every worthwhile truth from a to z, from the attributes of God to the zeal of man has been distilled into this little volume. It is, in truth, a miniature and simple Summa for every man. 650 pages.
My Way of Life - $11.50 ea. (+shipping)
My Daily Psalm Book arranged for every day of the week. The psalms are prayers in which God Himself teaches us how to pray; for they were written under the direct inspiration of the Holy Ghost. Herein we have the answer to the question: "What prayers shall I say?" The psalms are the vital presentation of God's inspirations and man's aspirations; they are the ideal manifestation of man's hunger and thirst after God and of God's loving response to man. Of great age, they are ever new and appropriate. They are as satisfying and stimulating to us of the 21st century as they were to men before the birth of Christ and down through the Apostolic and Middle Ages. 365 pages.

My Daily Psalm Book - $11.50 ea. (+shipping)

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My Meditations on Saint Paul by Rev. James Sullivan, MS. The message of the Acts is a particularly relevant one at this time when there is renewed interest in the nature of the Church and the theology of the Apostolate. It is interesting to observe how well the author has woven the Epistles of St. Paul into this message. So many books have been published since Vatican II but, as has been observed, while they were written to inform the theologians they have not moved the Faithful in the Pew. This book is written for everyman in language he will readily understand. It is primarily a prayer book. It is not enough to read the Scriptures. we must meditation upon them. Read. Reflect. Pray. 560 pages.

My Meditations on Saint Paul - $11.50 ea. (+shipping)


My Daily Life by Anthony J. Paone, SJ Do not expect to read this book as you might read most other books. It is designed to give more than mere information. It offers the reader a broader understanding and deeper appreciation of human nature as it operates within him and in those with whom he must deal. It is calculated to enlarge the reader's view of human behavior and strengthen his ability to deal more realistically with others. This book tries to help the reader get the most out of daily life. It is a guide to greater peace of mind and increased spiritual vitality. Its ultimate goal is a "more satisfying self-possession and a more enlightened self-management throughout this earthly life." To absorb its message into your very being will require time, reflection, application, and persevering practice. We would recommend the advice of Francis Bacon: "Read not to contradict and confute... but to weigh and consider. Read. Reflect. Pray. 315 pages.
My Daily Life - $11.50 ea. (+shipping)
My Meditation on The Gospel by Rev. James E. Sullivan, MS. "My Meditation on the Gospel" offers short but fruitful reflections on the life and teachings of Christ. "Let us meditate on the Gospels" urges Blessed Pope John XXIII. "Amidst the confusion of so many human words, the Gospel is the only voice that enlightens, draws, comforts, quenches thirst."
This book must be read not only with the head but with the heart. We must think and pray. to understand the Gospel fully, we must live the Gospel. to learn Christ, we must live Christ. (Rt. Rev. Msgr.) Joseph B. Frey.Read. Reflect. Pray. 627 pages.
My Meditation on The Gosepl - $11.50 ea. (+shipping)
Jesus, Mary, Joseph Novena Manual by Fr. Stedman. The message of the Acts is a particularly relevant one at this time when there is renewed interest in the nature of the Church and the theology of the Apostolate. It is interesting to observe how well the author has woven the Epistles of St. Paul into this message. So many books have been published since Vatican II but, as has been observed, while they were written to inform the theologians they have not moved the Faithful in the Pew. This book is written for everyman in language he will readilyl understand. It is primarily a prayer book. It is not enought to read the Scriptures. we must meditation upon them. 156 pages.
Novena Manual - $11.50 ea. (+shipping)

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