written in French in 1870, Fr. Belet wages war against one of the
worst sins of his (and our) time - backbiting - better known to us
as detraction (telling the faults of others without cause). Most of
us do not realize how evil this sin is. In fact, many of us don't
think it's a sin at all. After ruining someone's reputation, or satisfying
our anger (and yes, hatred) by spewing out every bad thing we can
say about someone, we justify ourselves by saying, "Well, it's
true!" We even think we are acting justly by giving someone what
they deserve... little do we see things from God's point of view,
to whom these are vile sins - a form of hatred of neighbor - a failure
to do the two things necessary - to love God and our neighbor (Mt.
In his war on detraction, Fr. Belet drafts into his army all the best
men of Western Civilization: Aristotle, Plato, Horace, Seneca, Pliny,
the Roman Emperor Constantine, King David, Isaiah, Saints James, Luke,
Matthew, Paul, John Chrysostom, Jerome, Cassian, Gregory the Great,
Augustine, Bernard, Thomas Aquinas, and many, many others. A fascinating
little book - well worth its cost.
78 pp. Pocket size, softcover.
Ideal Of The Monk
Dom Columba Marmion, O.S.B.
On backorder - no date yet
you're a monk or a layman, Abbot Columba Marmion, will help you understand
the nature of the perfection to which God has called you. Abbot Marmion
also wanted this book (as he explained in 1922) to increase "the
esteem of the religious vocation sometimes misunderstood by our age;
to help some chosen ones to realize in themselves the call of grace,
or to triumph over the obstacles that natural affections or the spirit
of the world oppose to its call."
Bishop Tissier de Malerais says of Archbishop Lefebvre that in 1935
"he went on retreat to one of his favorite Benedictine monasteries,
Maredsous Abbey, where he wanted to soak up the teachings of Dom Marmion.
The famous Abbot had died six years previously in the odor of sanctity
but his spiritual treasures, it seemed to him, were being forgotten."
463 pp. Sewn hardcover, index.
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heroes of the Faith
For every half-dozen heroes antiquity could muster, Christendom produced
thousands; and often from the strangest holes and corners. Instead
drying up the spirit of adventure, the Fire of Pentecost kindled it
anew and made it burn with an unquenchable flame. The Master’s
instructions to His followers resulted in a host of enterprises quite
as daring as any to be found in Homer.
Some of these are brought vividly to life in these stories about courageous
Christians from the earliest days of Christianity to modern
times. Although written primarily for youthful readers, they are sure
to interest all those to whom
the achievements of their fellow Christians are a matter of pride
Here you’ll read about, among others:The pagan actor whose mockery
of the Faith led him to convert and even die a Christian martyr
The blind boy who became an adviser to great saints
The brave bishop who successfully defended the true Faith —
against his fellow bishops and even the Emperor!
The monk who was martyred in the Coliseum trying to stop the bloodshed
of the gladiators there
The priest who suffered cruel deprivations to convert a savage tribe
— with a dictionary!
The Irish monk who crossed the Sea of Darkness to discover America
The celebrated Spanish novelist who helped save Christendom from the
Turks at the Battle of Lepanto
The unarmed bishop who, with words alone, drove Attila the Hun from
the gates of RomeThe stirring adventures of these brave Christian
souls remind us that God has in hand for each of us a unique mission,
worthy of all our imagination and of all our daring.
By The Devil: Pierre le Gouvello de Keriolet
fascinating story of God's mercy to sinners. An egregious sinner,
Keriolet (1602-1660) was arrogant, wicked, confrontational, proud
and haughty. He would go out of his way to start quarrels and was
a notorious seducer of well-born women. And yet God's mercy was upon
Escaping death when shot at point-blank range, he was at last brought
to his knees when he went to the church where the possessed Ursuline
sisters of Loudun were being exorcized. He was Converted by the Devil!
87 pp. Pocket size, softcover.
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Fr. Emmanuel Marie Andre
do we care if this book originally appeared in 1863? People are still
people; priests are still priests. The principles concerning both
are timeless. Here's a book praised by Archbishop Lefebvre who during
his life often referred to its author as an extraordinary example
of the Catholic priesthood in practice.
Fr. Emmanuel's work on the priestly ministry has long captivated the
attention of Catholic priests resolved to understand the profoundly
supernatural nature of their priesthood, determined to see it as a
continuation of the great mystery of the Incarnation, overwhelmed
by the sense of what it is to be an instrument of Holy Mother Church.
Father's clear understanding of the danger of naturalism, and the
supernaturally empty and "lifeless" ministry which is its
consequence, and his analysis of the evils of liberalism, were a century
ahead of his time.
This great little manual will help priests to live their priesthood
united to the Sovereign High Priest Whom they represent. How the priest's
"death to the world" is not a passing act, but a continuing
holocaust. As long as there are priests, the Blood which baptizes
the world will not cease to flow and the Living Source of charity
will be in good hands... better hands if this book were followed.
Intended for priests, but excellent for lay people as well who will
benefit by knowing the true purpose of those with whom they are called
to cooperate in the apostolate.
44 pp. Softcover.
Of The Cross
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St. Louis de Montfort
booklet. Each paragraph leads us to a greater understanding, appreciation,
and love of the Cross that is our key to the gate of Heaven. Includes
fourteen practical rules to follow in carrying our crosses in order
to accept them generously. If you zealously implement these fourteen
practical rules and the other suggestions in these thirty-six short
pages, you will be a Saint. Period.
36 pp. Softcover.
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St. Anthony Mary Claret
first time in English! A collection of thirty-five meditations of
St. Anthony Mary Claret based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
Even during St. Anthony's lifetime, this book "produced marvelous
results in such a way that, provided sinners make the Exercise well,
they will be converted, while the just will be strengthened and perfected
in grace." Indeed, these pages contain some of the finest spiritual
The meditations are arranged so that they can be followed during a
formal retreat or can be read privately as spiritual reading when
you have just a few moments to take in a point or two.
370 pp. Softcover. Appendices.
Hour of Reparation
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prayer book has been a classic since 1945 -- now completely re-typeset
and printed in full color.
This collection of prayers may be used for public or private devotion.
Excellent for making a "Holy Hour" at home or at Church.
Contains a thorough
one-hour program of litanies, acts of consecration, and other prayers
to carefully guide you along the way.
This gorgeous reprint of the Holy Hour of Reparation is simply stunning.
Each prayer from the original 1945 prayer book
has been re-typeset for larger, clearer print. Color pictures have
been added throughout.
Every church — and every family! — needs this book! Once
you see it, you’ll be convinced. Bookstore owners, be the first
to stock your
Church pews with the classic reprint of the famous devotion which
Jesus Himself asked us to do.
64pp. Softcover. Full color throughout on smooth, tan paper-stock.
To Pray Always
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Fr. Raoul Plus, S.J.
urges us to pray without ceasing, but when we try to do so, many of
us simply cease without praying!
We're distracted by troubles or duty or we quit just because we're
tired. Fr. Plus dispels false notions of prayer and shows how we really
can pray without ceasing - even when exhaustion cripples us and cares
threaten to sweep us away. How we can recollect ourselves, so that
once we begin to pray, our prayers will be richer and more productive;
how to practice interior silence habitually; and he explains each
of the kinds of prayer and shows when we should - and should not -
130 pp. Softcover
Henry Newman: Parochial and Plain Sermons
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volumes of Newman's famous sermons are brought together in this new
edition that is beautifully printed and bound on Bible paper with
a flexible leatherette cover and red ribbon. Newman's sermons are
as powerful, fresh and challenging today as when he first gave them.
The topics that Newman covers are ones central to Christianity and
salvation. Newman once again demonstrates his profound understanding
psychology, and the temptations and trials we encounter as Christians
in the world. This deluxe edition is a magnificent work of timeless
inspiration and illumination for every generation of Christian readers.
191 sermons in total.
1781 pp. Hardcover.
Up Your Heart
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Fulton J. Sheen, D.D.
up your heart: The search for pleasure is a sign of emptiness which
the Divine alone can fill. – Bishop Fulton Sheen
In one of his most popular and best-selling books, the beloved Catholic
prelate deftly strikes at the very heart and soul of humanity's universal
predicament: overcoming roadblocks to genuine spiritual peace and
union with God.
Lift Up Your Heart was written to help all those who struggle to ascend
beyond the mere human (ego) level and I-level of existence to reach
the supernatural or Divine-level. With clarity, logic, and unshakable
faith, Sheen provides guidance in solving the problems caused by the
tensions and stresses of living in a troubled modern world.
This treasured classic contains simple, practical advice on identifying
and overcoming conflicts associated with empty pleasure, character
weakness, self-discipline, false beliefs, and the fear of "letting
go." Above all, the book offers enduring words of wisdom on grace,
prayer and meditation, sanctifying the present moment, and making
up for the past.
One of Bishop Sheen's very best books!
-Rev. Fr. Christopher Brandler, SSPX
280 pages, softover
the Passion of Christ
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Thomas à Kempis
book is Thomas à Kempis’s lesser known reflections on
35 various Gospel passages dealing with the Passion and Death of Christ,
now newly translated into English. Thomas à Kempis wrote: “If
Jesus Crucified would come into our hearts, how quickly and perfectly
we would be instructed in the spiritual life.” This book makes
Jesus Christ Crucified accessible in ways you haven’t thought
of. Each two-to-five-page entry offers a prayer, a meditation, and
spiritual advice, and closes with another short prayer. Each chapter
is devoted to an event of the Passion as read from the Scriptures,
making for powerful reflections for SEPTUAGESIMA, LENT, and HOLY WEEK.
Imagine these chapter titles for your composition of place:How the
Lord Jesus went to meet His betrayer
The desertion of Our Lord and the flight of the Apostles
Herod’s deriding of Jesus
The angry shouts “Away with him!” and “Crucify him!“
The despoiling, mocking, crowning, and striking of Jesus’ head
The Lord Jesus and His hanging naked, high, and long on the Cross
The crowd’s insults and Jesus’ enduring perseverance on
His giving of the Blessed Mary and Saint John to each other
The lone dereliction of the Lord Jesus on the Cross
Fulfilling the Scriptures in the death of Christ and on the words
“It is finished!”
The pitiable appearance of Jesus after His soul left His body
Prayers to members of Christ’s body
170 pages. Sewn softcover. Illustrated.
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Fulton J. Sheen, S.T.D.
in 1949, Sheen offers in this book a way for man to bring peace to
his soul. He asks us to stop blaming our subconscious for all our
ills and to examine instead our conscience; to turn away from the
psychoanalyst and turn to God. He defines Freudianism as a revolution
against the restraining influences of society. He tears the masks
from the false gods of rationalized self indulgence and misguided
social reform, and explains spiritual discipline and Divine authority
as means to greater freedom.
...Peace of Soul shows I that inner conflicts can be resolved only
through their redemption by God. Those who wonder at the frequent
successes of the author in bringing well-known persons into the Catholic
Church will find in these chapters an interesting reflection of his
-The New York Times Book Review
Many readers will find this to be the book they have been waiting
for ... it could ... be classed as required reading for all psychiatrists
and as recommended reading for all persons who are searching for peace
[Sheen] begins his book where the readers of self-improvement volumes
seem to feel most at home: the realm of psychology.... The psychiatrist's
patient may indeed gain peace of mind, but the Christian gets something
far better - peace of soul.
- Time Magazine
The writing is clear and forceful, the logic frequently brilliant....
This is a rewarding experience for any reader and those of other religions
or of none will enjoy it even when in disagreement.
- Catholic World
Not only Catholics but all who are interested in discovering what
is the point of view of one of our leading Catholic thinkers will
be interested in this book.
280 pages, softcover
George: Knight of Lydda
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George’s tale, like that of many hero-saints, has been overlaid
with the fond embellishments of story-tellers throughout the generations.
Cooney has re-examined the historical sources for the life of St George,
and has forged these into a stirring and original historical novel.
Here we rediscover St George as Giorgios Theognosta, the Roman cavalry
officer from Lydda in Palestine, a Christian during the last days
the pagan Empire, a brave man who stands up for his faith during the
final great wave of persecution. Giorgios’ integrity and military
skill, inherited from his murdered father, bring him success in his
career, but this success brings him the envy of a powerful enemy,
one whom he will ultimately have to confront.
In Giorgios’ company we journey to the corners of an Empire
striving to hold its borders against those who reject Roman rule –
from Germania to
North Africa, from Persia to Britannia – encountering along
the way a throng of historical characters: Aurelian, Diocletian, Galerius,
Zenobia, an old British king named Coel, and Giorgios’ great
friend, a promising young officer of the imperial family named Constantine
. . .
The action-filled narrative reveals much about the Christian Church
of the third century, about life in the Roman army, and about how
extraordinary legends can arise through the affectionate exaggeration
and symbolic story-telling of a devoted scribe.
320 pp. Softcover.
for and Maintaining Peace
Fr. Jacques Philippe
for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart
by Fr. Jacques Philippe
Our age is characterized by an extraordinary amount of agitation and
lack of peace. This tendency manifests itself in our spiritual life,
in our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbor...a
kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence
and peace which ought to be ours. What must we do to overcome the
moments of fear and distress which assail us? How can we learn to
place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving
This is what is taught in this simple, yet profound treatise on peace
of heart. Taking concrete examples from our everyday life, the author
invites us to respond in a Christ-like fashion to the upsetting situations
we must all confront.
118 pp, softcover.
of the Apostolate
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J-B Chautard, O.C.S.O.
book of Pope St. Pius X!
We congratulate you sincerely upon having brought out so clearly the
absolute necesity of the interior life for those engaged in good works,
a life so necessary for the success of their ministry. - Pope Benedict
XV to the author
In this age of relentless activity, it is easy for Christians, particularly
those involved in good works, to fall into the pattern of the activist.
But mere activity and material results are not sufficient for a successful
Dom Chautard demonstrates that the very foundation of all apostolic
work must be the Interior Life. The apostle of Christ will grow to
become an instrument and true channel of God's graces to the world
only through prayer, meditation and the cultivation of the Interior
Life. When one is involved in works of spiritual or corporal charity,
his work can only be truly efficacious when he anchors his Interior
Life in Christ. Without Christ, we can do nothing.
Dom Chautard will teach you:
• The pre-eminence of the Interior Life over the Active Life
(the anti-thesis of the core error of Americanism according to Pope
Leo XIII in Longinqua Oceana).
•The dangers of the Active Life: for you and your apostolate.
•The Devil's special temptations for those working for Our Lord.
•The steps necessary in order to develop and grow in the Interior
•The necessity of the Interior Life to a successful and spiritually
For anyone who would work for Our Lord and His Church, there is simply
no book more important to read and to follow than The Soul of the
336 pages, softcover
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Fr. Frederick Faber
was one of the giants of 19th - century English Catholicism. A convert
from Anglicanism, he was best known for his powerful sermons. During
Advents, Lents, and Months of Mary, Fr. Faber would preach on matters
of the spiritual life. These spiritual conferences, as he called them,
were honed to perfection for this collection, which became one of
his most popular books. Among the many topics and insights: Common
ways people are dishonest with themselves and how to overcome them,
Kindness: the grand cause of God in the world, Two mistakes we are
likely to make when we study the lives of the saints, How the practice
of kindness bears its greatest fruit in our spiritual lives, Plain
rules for doing kind actions, Why - contrary to common opinion - our
thoughts are a more true measure of ourselves than our actions are,
The habit of not judging others, Kind listening: akin to kind speaking,
How God sometimes makes the hour of death a private and special interview
with his failing creature - sometimes to give assurance and sometimes
to punish, Varieties of death: What kind should we pray for?, Why
only the irreligious can ever desire a sudden death, The spiritual
dangers of lingering deaths, The quiet, easy death: why it is less
desirable than it appears, One type of death that is often the end
of a careless life - and is the most painful to loved ones, The chief
temptations of death, The final assaults of evil angels, The fear
of death: one kind that is good for us and several that are very bad,
What is death like? What do we look like - and experiences on our
deathbed? Answers from a priest who has been present at countless
deaths, Five kinds of deaths that are the most precious in the sight
of God, Christian simplicity: three things in which it consists, The
seven fundamental varieties of self - deceit and its five sources,
Why self - deceit tends to increase with age, Wrong intentions for
going to Confession, How to have confidence in God, Why does piety
seem so monotonous? And what can we do about it?, Heaven and Hell:
what will they be like?, The surest method of discovering God's eternal
purposes for us. 345pp, hardcover.
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your family Rosary does not have to be an arduous experience. The
Rosary is often less strenuous when one focuses on the mysteries with
the aid of religious art—pictures which accurately recount the
Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries. Give yourself—and
children—the chance to pray with less distraction. Once you
see it, you will want to own this beautifully remastered, full-color
Useful for both children and adults, The Holy Rosary features detailed
imagery and short meditations that will inspire readers of all,
ages. 150 Hail Mary’s — 150 Color Pictures — 150
Meditations. The Holy Rosary is your tool to a better, more focused
Rosary. End your
distractions once and for all with The Holy Rosary—in pictures.
60pp. full-color 9"x12" Softcover.
Rule of St Benedict
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century was one not unlike our own. Wars were being waged, society
was in disarray (materially and morally) and the Church was in a state
of severe crisis and confusion (sound familiar?). Saint Benedict realized
the meaninglessness of his career path in Rome and so he retired to
the hills to seek the one thing necessary and the one thing that would
change the world? Holiness.
By and by, Benedict attracted aspirants and eventually he wrote a
rule of life that would bring millions of souls to great sanctity
and whose monks, by humility, prayer and work saved what was left
of the Western Roman Empire and ultimately gave birth to the Age of
Faith - the Middle Ages.
This rule contained a remarkably simple and common sense approach
to spirituality which did not emphasize severe mortification but rather
humility, obedience, prayer, work and spiritual reading. Benedict
insisted on a vow of stability by which a monk promised to remain
in his monastery until death. This made each monastery a brotherhood,
a family, in which each member works for the good of the whole, with
the Abbot as the spiritual Father.
Saint Benedict's Rule has endured for 1500 years as a living code
and guiding light not only for monks, but also for the laity. A full
explanation here is not possible, but you will see, on nearly every
page, how to bring the monastic spirit into the home in important
ways. Benedict's instructions to Abbots on how to deal with different
types of monks is perfectly applicable to how a Father must handle
different types of children. He even warns about those monks who will
try to play the Prior off against the Abbot (any Mother and Father
can see what's going on there!). No rectory, no religious house, and
no Catholic family, should be without a copy of this seminal work.
-Steps on the path to perfection:
-72 good works that show our love for God
-12 steps of humility
-How to show proper reverence in the presence of God
-How the Divine Office ought to be said
-Prayer - why shorter is better
-On eating and drinking
-Why daily manual labor is good for the soul
Spiritual Writings of Raphael Cardinal Merry Del Val
Raphael Cardinal Merry Del Val
Cardinal Merry del Val, Secretary of State to Pope St.Pius X from
1903 to 1914, was born in the Spanish Embassy in London in 1865,
the son of a distinguished Spanish diplomat of Irish origin and English
Educated by the Jesuits, he was to become a priest after a brilliant
period of study, first in England then in Rome. Jealousy long supposed
he owed the prodigious rise of his career to a privilege of birth,
the truth is very
different - far from seeking honours he only ever wished to be an
ordinary priest - however, from an aristocratic background and speaking
languages, the Vatican had great duties for him. He died in Rome in
1930 and is buried in St.Peter's Basilica. This collection of his
includes sermons, prayers, writings on the Saints, Sacraments and
Mary, addresses to conferences and letters of spiritual direction.
242pp., color softcover.
Well on It
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Bishop Richard Challoner
on the Great Truths of the Catholic Religion Bishop Richard Challoner
(1691–1781) takes the reader through all the major considerations
we should all keep in mind as the background against which we should
measure and consider everything we do in life:
• The purpose of our creation
• Our final destiny
• The benefits bestowed on us by God
• The obligations of a Christian
• The vanity of the world
• The happiness of serving God
• What we shall think at the hour of our death
• The shortness of time and the length of eternity
• Our Particular Judgment and General Judgment
• Our final sentence, heaven and hell, the small number of the
• Mortal sin and doing penance
• The Passion and Death of our Redeemer.
Perfect for doing a brief meditation daily. Probably the most persuasive
admonition that exists in English to heed the advice of the Gospels
and to live our lives in such a manner that we assure our eternal
157 pages, softcover, imprimatur. Price: $12.00
to Inner Peace
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Fulton J. Sheen, D.D.
St. Francis of Assisi to be asked the way to inner peace, he - like
Archbishop Sheen - would have undoubtedly pointed to the way of the
cross. Humility and charity would have been the virtues recommended
to pave the way and make the going easier.
Sorrow for sins, patience with others, and a healthy sense of humor
would be considered almost equally important. In this classic - written
some 50 years ago - we find many nearly forgotten age-old truths surprisingly
and specifically apropos to the needs of our own times. Rich in psychology
and richer yet in New Testament spirituality, these pages will provide
an invaluable guide to all those who, for whatever reason, are seeking
the way to inner peace.
215 pages, softcover
Must I Suffer?
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Fr. F. J. Remler, C.M.
it be due to our own over-indulgences in abusing the goods of this
earth, our own countless transgressions against God's commandments,
or the Providential designs of our Creator, we will have our lot of
suffering in this life. There is no escaping that. The question is
how to benefit from it individually unto our everlasting glory and
happiness in heaven.
Fr. Remler provides fifteen reasons why we ought to embrace our trials
and tribulations, be they physical or spiritual. Father addresses
the effects of sin or the reliqua peccati - something that we tend
to forget...and that not without consequence for our spiritual lives.
This magnificent analysis of suffering, as to its cause, its value,
and its ultimate effect (i.e., conformity to Christ) will give us
more strength to bear not only our own cross, but to willingly share
in the suffering Jesus endured for all men by accepting, as joyful
victims, crosses vicariously borne for sinners within our own family,
for our wayward friends, for the crimes of our nation, and for those
dear to us who are languishing in Purgatory.
96 pp. Softcover.
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Abp. Marcel Lefebvre
Lefebvre's last book. Describes a sanctity, simple yet profound, based
on the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas. "Souls find in the Summa
not only the light of the faith, but also the source of sanctity."
Originally for priests and seminarians, it is now a popular favorite.
In satisfying the intellect rather than the emotions, we're encouraged
to make "a total and unreserved offering of ourselves to God
by our Lord Jesus Christ Crucified."
73 pp. Softcover.
the posthumous book of Archbishop Lefebvre, "The Mass of All
Time", we offer now its pendant, "Priestly Holiness".
brought together in this volume constitute a veritable Summa of Priesthood, independent of time and place. It is an invitation to
breathe in those ultimate principles which guided Archbishop Lefebvre,
so that we, too, might remain faithful to the path he traced out for
us. The last chapter is dedicated to the Priestly Society of Saint
Pius X, a work of the Church raised up by Providence as a beacon of
Catholic Tradition; its mission both yesterday and today is to defend
and protect Priesthood and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in all
their splendor and their doctrinal purity. May our Lady, Queen of
Apostles and Confessors, deign to bless this work and make it an instrument
of the grace of her divine son, so that priests might always increase
in number and in holiness, for the greater glory of God and of His
--His Excellency Bernard Fellay, Superior General, Society of Saint
are Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's own words on the back cover.
"The true priest loves souls, gives himself to them, sacrifices
himself for them for the love of God. He gives himself to souls as
he gives them the Eucharist. He gives them Jesus by teaching and by
Holy Communion. All of his priestly life thereby becomes a Mass. The
holy priest lives his Mass and brings all those around him to live
it, as well. He leads them to understand that all of our lives ought
to be a Mass, a total oblation, a continual sacrifice of ourselves,
out of love of God and out of love of neighbor. That is the ideal
of the true priest, an ideal which brings him a lasting joy and peace
510 pp. Hardcover.