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A Letter to the Friends of the Cross

A Letter to the Friends of the Cross

1. Friends of the Cross, you are like crusaders united to fight against the world; not like Religious who retreat from the world lest ...
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An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine

An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine

Christianity has been long enough in the world to justify us in dealing with it as a fact in the world's history. Its genius and ...
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Apologia pro Vita Sua

Apologia pro Vita Sua

"No autobiography in the English language has been more read; to the nineteenth century it bears a relation not less characteristic than Boswell's 'Johnson' to ...
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Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation

Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation

This edition of the Dialogue of Comfort has been transcribed from the 1557 version as it appears in Everyman's Library. The Everyman edition is ...
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Europe and the Faith

Europe and the Faith

I say the Catholic "conscience" of history—I say "conscience"—that is, an intimate knowledge through identity: the intuition of a thing which is one with the ...
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How to Avoid Purgatory

How to Avoid Purgatory

Our Lord came on earth expressly to give us a perfect Redemption. He gave us a Law of Love, a Religion in every way ...
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Introduction to the Devout Life

Introduction to the Devout Life

Dear reader, I request you to read this Preface for your own satisfaction as well as mine. The flower-girl Glycera was so skilled in varying ...
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Lord of the World

Lord of the World

"You must give me a moment," said the old man, leaning back. Percy resettled himself in his chair and waited, chin on hand. It was ...
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Mary, Motherhood, and the Home

Mary, Motherhood, and the Home

The perfection of all motherhood is Mary, the Mother of Jesus, because she is the only mother in all the world who was "made ...
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Manalive

Manalive

The Enigmas of Innocent Smith How the Great Wind Came to Beacon House A wind sprang high in the west, like a wave of unreasonable ...
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On the Incarnation of the Word of God

On the Incarnation of the Word of God

In our former book we dealt fully enough with a few of the chief points about the heathen worship of idols, and how those ...
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Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy

The only possible excuse for this book is that it is an answer to a challenge. Even a bad shot is dignified when he accepts ...
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Quo Vadis (English Edition)

Quo Vadis (English Edition)

  PETRONIUS woke only about midday, and as usual greatly wearied. The evening before he had been at one of Nero’s feasts, which was prolonged ...
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Read Me or Rue it

Read Me or Rue it

This title is somewhat startling. Yet, Dear Reader, if you peruse this little book, you will see for yourself how well deserved it is ...
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Rediscover Catholicism

Rediscover Catholicism

Imagine this. You’re driving home from work next Monday after a long day. You turn on your radio and you hear a brief report about ...
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Summa Theologica

Summa Theologica

Because the Master of Catholic Truth ought not only to teach the proficient, but also to instruct beginners (according to the Apostle: As Unto ...
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St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

The main purpose of this Introduction is to give an account of a movement which changed the whole face of the Irish Church, and ...
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Treatise on Purgatory

Treatise on Purgatory

Saint Catherine of Genoa was born in the Vicolo del Filo in that city, in 1447. She was of the great Guelph family of ...
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Three to Get Married

Three to Get Married

Love is primarily in the will, not in the emotions or the glands. The will is like the voice; the emotions are like the ...
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The Confessions - Saint Augustine

The Confessions – Saint Augustine

IN GOD’S searching presence, Augustine undertakes to plumb the depths of his memory to trace the mysterious pilgrimage of grace which his life has ...
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The Way Of A Pilgrim And The Pilgrim Continues His Way

The Way Of A Pilgrim And The Pilgrim Continues His Way

BY the grace of God I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner, and by calling a homeless wanderer of the ...
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The Brown Scapular, the Most Powerful Sacramental

The Brown Scapular, the Most Powerful Sacramental

Consecration sets apart a person or thing for a sacred purpose. Every Catholic should be consecrated to Mary. Our Lady of Fatima, on October ...
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Those Who Serve God Should Not Follow The Fashions

Those Who Serve God Should Not Follow The Fashions

Often today we hear sensible people complaining about the immodesty in dress that is seen everywhere and unfortunately even in our churches. But, objectively ...
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The Story of Annette

The Story of Annette

What is related in these pages is of the greatest importance. Though the events in question took place in Germany, what we give here ...
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The Friendship of Christ

The Friendship of Christ

THE emotion of friendship is amongst the most mighty and the most mysterious of human instincts. Materialistic philosophers delight in tracing even the most ...
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The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ

HE WHO follows Me, walks not in darkness,” says the Lord (John 8:12). By these words of Christ we are advised to imitate His ...
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The Sinner's Guide

The Sinner’s Guide


His Being in itself, and the excellence of His Perfections Two things, Christian reader, particularly excite the will of man to good. A ...
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The Bible

The Bible

The 1983 Code of Canon Law entrusts to the Apostolic See and the episcopal conferences the authority to approve translations of the Sacred Scriptures in ...
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The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The following meditations will probably rank high among many similar works which the contemplative love of Jesus has produced; but it is our duty here ...
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Time for God

Time for God

In the Western Catholic tradition the term “prayer” covers many different activities. The following pages mainly concentrate on mental prayer: prayer that consists of facing ...
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The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Harold March, the rising reviewer and social critic, was walking vigorously across a great tableland of moors and commons, the horizon of which was fringed ...
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The Ball and the Cross

The Ball and the Cross

The flying ship of Professor Lucifer sang through the skies like a silver arrow; the bleak white steel of it, gleaming in the bleak blue ...
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The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

THE consulting-rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and specialist in certain moral disorders, lay along the sea-front at Scarborough, in a series of ...
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The Complete Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich

The Complete Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich

Of the visions of her childhood Sister Emmerich tells us: “When in my sixth year I reflected on the first article of the Apostles' Creed, ...
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The philosophy of Jesus

The philosophy of Jesus

IT IS FOR BOTH Christians and non-Christians.
  1. It’s designed to show Christians a new dimension of Jesus: Jesus the philosopher.
  2. And it’s ...
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The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated

The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated

The view taken of a University in these Discourses is the following:—That it is a place of teaching universal knowledge. This implies that its object ...
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Three Philosophies of Life

Three Philosophies of Life

The Inexhaustibility of Wisdom Literature I have been a philosopher for all of my adult life, and the three most profound books of philosophy ...
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The Soliloquies Of St. Augustine

The Soliloquies Of St. Augustine

I then gathered for myself staves, and stud-shafts, and cross-beams, and helves for each of the tools that I could work with; and bow-timbers ...
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The Fathers Know Best

The Fathers Know Best

This is a handbook designed to help you learn about the role of the Church Fathers, the world in which they lived, who they ...
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The Interior Castle or The Mansions

The Interior Castle or The Mansions

SAINT TERESA began to write the Interior Castle on June 2, 1577, Trinity Sunday, and completed it on the eve of St. Andrew, November 29, ...
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Via Crucis: A Romance of the Second Crusade - F. Marion Crawford

Via Crucis: A Romance of the Second Crusade – F. Marion Crawford

The sun was setting on the fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord's grace eleven hundred and forty-five. In the little ...
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Will Christ ever come back?

Will Christ ever come back?

Jesus Christ is coming back, and his doing so is one of the dogmas of our faith. It is one of the more important ...
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