This is a wonderful antique collection of stories. The full title reads: ”Life Stories of Dying Penitents; or Sick-Calls from the Diary of a Missionary Priest”. It contains 16 first person stories of his experiences at the bedside of those near death. His stories are a somber reminder that we should daily reflect on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell.
Condition: There is a bookplate and a pencil signature on the first pages. Please See Pictures.
This is a rare find! The full title reads: “A Manual of the Councils of the Holy Catholick Church Comprising the Substance of the Most Remarkable and Important Canons, Alphabetically Arranged by the Rev. Edward H. Landon”. It is a compendium of all of the councils of the Catholic Church arranged alphabetically by location. Each entry includes a summary, key figures involved, the location, and the date.
Dimensions: 7.75” tall x 4.5” wide and 2” deep. 736 pp
This is a fantastic in-depth history of a religious convent. Also known as the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the convent was founded by Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan in 1859. The Sisters of Charity established the College of Saint Elizabeth, which was the first four-year women's college in New Jersey, as well as parish schools, academies, hospitals, a day nursery, orphanages, a home for the incurably ill, and a residence for working women.
This boxed set consists of 3 volumes in excellent, like-new condition.
This is a wonderful devotional book. It is a complete history of veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mother.
Original blurb for this book:
The Book of Mary might well be subtitled "The Quest for the Historical Mother of Jesus," for this book is a great author's search for all that is known, from the testimony of contemporaries, ancient texts and later interpretations, about the life and days of "the most appealing of all figures in the Gospels," the woman chosen to be the Mother of Christ.
Complete in content, beautifully designed and illustrated, the book deals with all the recorded facts about Mary, based primarily on the relatively few occasions in which she is written about in the New Testament by Matthew, Luke and John, and the many occasions in which she appears in early post-Biblical writings. Further, The Book of Mary reproduced actual apocryphal and pseudo-epigraphical texts, little known to the average reader, making it a definite study covering material relatively untouched in any other popular work, and presenting its glowing subject, as one advance reader said, "succinctly, clearly and authoritatively."
Condition: The cover is a bit faded. Please See Pictures.
This is a vintage missal for the Pre-Vatican II Mass now commonly referred to as the Traditional Latin Mass. It has an excellent introduction and other contributions by the Venerable Fulton Sheen.
The missal includes:
Archbishop Sheen’s lengthy introduction
Explanations of aspects of the Latin Mass
The readings for all Sundays and Feast days
The Canon of the Mass in Latin and English
First Friday Mass, Nuptial Mass, and Requiem Mass
The missal is in good condition with no marks or tears. The spine is very strong and the gilded page edges are still bright. The white leather cover is very clean with no cracks or smudges. PLEASE SEE PICTURES.
This is a wonderful vintage book find. It is a collection of stories of selected saints including many beautiful illustrations. The full title reads: Lives of Saints with Excerpts from Their Writings. The stories begin with Saint Ignatius of Antioch and end with Saint Pius X.
The book is hardbound with elegantly embossed and gilded covers. 527 pages.
This is an amazing antique collection of homilies written by Saint Charles Borromeo in the late 1500s. This volume begins with a homily focused on the confessors of Milan, and includes the homily for the Solemnity of Easter 1584, and an address to the ordinands for the year 1577. The book is in Latin and is volume 4 from a set of 5.
Saint Charles Borromeo was the cardinal archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. Among the great reformers of the troubled sixteenth century, Borromeo helped lead the movement to combat the inroads being made by the Protestant Reformation. He was a leading figure during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church, including the founding of seminaries for the education of priests. He is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church. Saint Charles Borromeo was canonized in 1610. Feast Day: November 4.
This book is in excellent condition considering it is almost 300 years old. The binding and spine are very tight. The pages are exceptionally heavy-weight and strong with no tears. As this was housed in a library, we believe it was rarely opened.
Condition: There is a library stamp and a remnant of wax pencil marks on the first page. Please see pictures.
This is a stunning antique prayer book. The full title reads: “The Garden of the Soul A Manual of Catholic Devotion, of Spiritual Exercises and Instructions for Christians Who, Living in the World, Aspire to Devotion”. The book is 621 pages and contains many prayers, devotions for confession, holy communion, the ordinary of the mass and much, much more.
The book is bound in celluloid with a beautiful decorative silver inlay on the cover and gilded page edges. There is no publishing date given but the first year in the Table of Movable Feasts is 1878.
Condition: The latch is broken and the end pages are flaking along the edges.Please see pictures.
This is a vintage publication on Catholic teaching. It is a booklet that discusses the Catholic arguments against contraception. It is presented in the format of the Baltimore Catechism with questions put forth followed by the Church’s answers. This was published in 1949 well before the encyclical Humanae Vitae (Pope Paul VI, 1968) proving that this is a long-standing church teaching.
This is a wonderful antique explanation of Catholic teaching. The Catechism of the Council of Trent, also known as the Roman Catechism, produced in 1566 is the oldest summary of the doctrines and teachings of the Catholic Church. This edition includes the entire Roman Catechism with helpful side-bar notations.
Condition: There is a small faded area on the cover. Please See Pictures.
This rare vintage prayer book is in excellent condition. The full title is “Paroissien Romain Tres-Complet” and it contains many daily prayers, litanies, prayers for confession and communion, as well as the Mass in Latin with the propers for feast days and all Sundays from Christmas through Pentecost.
The book is bound in black leather with gilded pages and decorative detailing. It has 1094 pages with many illustrations.
Condition: The binding is still tight but the cover corners show wear. Please See Pictures.
This is an exceptional antique Catholic book. It is the story of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Rev. A. Stewart Walsh, D.D. It has 43 chapters beginning with Chapter I - “The Queen’s Portrait” and ending with Chapter XLIII - “A Coffin Full of Flowers and a Girdle with Wings”.
Both the introduction and the dedication expound on the life of the Madonna as an example of the beauty and virtue of all women.
“To Womankind Throughout the World this Story of a Life Most Beautiful, Beneficent and Inspiring is dedicated.”
Dimensions: 8” tall x 6” wide and 2” deep, 625 pgs