This is a wonderful vintage prayer book for both religious and lay people. The full title is: “The Psalms: A Prayer Book, Also the Canticles of the Roman Breviary.” It is authorized by Pope Pius XII and published by Benziger Brothers, 1947.
This book contains a preface, explanatory introduction, verse summaries, reflections, commentaries and topical guides written by professors of the Pontifical Biblical Institute. It also includes Pope Pius XII’s the Apostolic Letter “In Cotidianis Precibus”.
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 deeply moving antique book find. The full title reads: “Catholic Prayer Book for the Army and Navy” followed by a cross. Beneath the cross is the Latin “Pro Deo Et Patria” or “ For God and Country”.
The book contains the Ordinary of the Mass in English with the Latin responses as well as many other prayers. Of particular note is the last series of prayers:
Prayer for Victory
Prayer for Peace
Prayer for Our Enemies
Prayer After Action
Prayer Before Action
Prayer for Those at Sea
Prayer for Our Soldier Comrades
Prayer for Unbelievers
Prayer for a Good Death
Prayer for the Dying
and finally the Prayers for the Dead
It is easy to imagine the comfort this booklet brought to soldiers at war.
Condition: the staples are rusty but the pages are still tightly bound.
This is a fantastic antique history book. The full title is: “The Illustrated History of the Catholic Church in the United States from the Earliest Period to the Present Time with Biographical Sketches of the Living Bishops.” It is two volumes in one book beginning with a broad history of the Church during the colonial era followed by a history of each diocese. Included are many illustrations and biographies.
The book is quite large with gilded pages and covers.
Condition: The binding is tight but the cover has some damage. Please See Pictures.
Dimensions: 14” tall x 11” wide and 1.5” deep; 146 pgs