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Caritas Publishing

In the world you will have trouble,
but be of good cheer:
I have overcome the world.
~ Jesus Christ

Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Illuminated

FOR LOVE OF OUR LADY, we made this book as beautiful as possible, and intentionally priced it to be affordable. For those devout persons who delight in Beauty, this Little Office is in full color with exquisite illuminations from ancient manuscripts. The prayers are expressed in elegant yet legible calligraphic text. It has a gilded cover (pu leather), gilded page edges, and a blue satin ribbon.

The Little Office is a very ancient devotion to Our Lady, by some indications predating the eighth century. It may be prayed daily, as do Carthusians, or especially on Saturdays, the traditional day of the week devoted to the Blessed Virgin. It is also suitable for her feast days. This version is ideal for beginners, but will also be appreciated by those persons well-seasoned: it is divided into the Church liturgical seasons and arranged so that each Hour can be prayed straight through without having to flip back and forth for the appropriate antiphons and readings.

Pages: 160
Dimensions: 5 x 8 x .4 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-30-2
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The Roman Ritual

Edited by Fr. Philip T. Weller

THE ROMAN RITUAL (RITUALE ROMANUM) in Three Volumes. Year of Imprimatur: VOL 1 (1948), VOL 2 (1950), VOL 3 (1945).

PRE-VATICAN II traditional Roman Ritual in three volumes. Translated and edited with Introduction and Notes by Fr. Philip T. Weller. In parallel Latin and English, with rubrics and plainchant notation. All three volumes are indexed in both Latin and English.

PAPERBACK, Black & Red Text:
Vol 1: Sacraments and Processions: ISBN-10: 1945275146 $ 24.99 Buy
Vol 2: Christian Burial, Exorcisms, Reserved Blessings, Etc.: ISBN-10: 1945275154 $ 21.99 Buy
Vol 3: The Blessings: ISBN-10: 1945275162 $ 21.99 Buy

PAPERBACK, Black & Grey Text:
Vol 1: Sacraments and Processions: ISBN-10: 1945275170 $ 14.99 Buy
Vol 2: Christian Burial, Exorcisms, Reserved Blessings, Etc.: ISBN-10: 1945275189 $ 14.99 Buy
Vol 3: The Blessings: ISBN-10: 1945275197 $ 14.99 Buy

The Graces of Interior Prayer

Fr. Augustin Poulain, SJ

THE CLASSIC manual on prayer, mysticism, and spiritual direction. First published in 1901 and given an approbation by Pope St. Pius X, it was reprinted by popular demand in many subsequent editions and languages. Systematically addressing the stages of growth in prayer, and filled with references and extracts from saints and theologians throughout the 2,000 year history of the Roman Catholic Church, it is an impressive, scholarly work.

How do I know if I am progressing in prayer? How should I conduct myself in each stage? What difficulties and trials may I encounter along the way? What are the experiences of the mystic saints, and the principles outlined by theologians throughout Church history? These questions, and many others, the Jesuit Father Augustin Poulain addresses in this edifying book.

Especially suited to inform and help spiritual directors with discernment in guiding souls along the path to full union with God, it describes and distinguishes between many of the experiences that at one point may be confused for those of another point; and between those that are genuine with those that are imagination, fantasy, or diabolical illusion.

Pages: 708
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 x 2 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-01-2
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ISBN: Hardback: 978-1-945275-00-5
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Miracles of Father of Paul of Moll

Edward Van Speybrouck

THE GREAT POWER OF THE MEDAL OF ST. BENEDICT

MULTITUDES flocked to Father Paul of Moll, a Benedictine monk in Belgium in the 1800s, to benefit from his astounding gifts, including miraculous healings, reading of hearts, prophecy, and bilocation. The stories herein will greatly surprise the modern reader in revealing the reasons behind certain illnesses and afflictions, and some so-called “poltergeist” activity.

As miracles were often granted Fr. Paul through the intercession of the great Patriarch of the West, St. Benedict, with the use of Benedict’s Medal, also included in this book is a guide to that powerful Medal from Dom Prosper Guéranger’s Liturgical Year (also published as The Medal of St. Benedict), and the Life and Miracles of St. Benedict, by St. Gregory the Great, with additions from the visions of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich.

Pages: 364
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x .8 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-43-2
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ISBN: Hardback: 978-1-945275-41-8
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Prayers for Priests

Let Us Stir the Heart of God on Behalf of Our Priests

“Jesus Christ has made priests, as it were, his co-cooperators in procuring the honor of his eternal Father and the salvation of souls, and therefore when he ascended into heaven, he declared that he left them to hold his place, and to continue the work of redemption which he had undertaken and consummated. ‘He made them,’ says St. Ambrose, ‘the vicars of his love.’” From The Dignity and Duties of the Priest by St. Alphonsus Liguori.

This book is a collection of traditional prayers to stir the heart of God on behalf of our priests, including prayers by St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Catherine of Siena, and other saints and prelates. It also includes a Way of the Cross with supplemental prayers for priests.

Pages: 74
Dimensions: 4 x 6 x .2 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-05-0
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Mary Crushes the Serpent and Begone Satan!

Two Books in One

Written by an Exorcist Priest (1st book)
Edited by Rev. Theodore Geiger
Translated by Rev. Celestine Kapsner, OSB
Written by Rev. Carl Vogl (2nd book)

GOD’S PLAN FOR THE PRESENT TIME The first book, Mary Crushes the Serpent, is the author’s account of his 30 years’ experience as an exorcist. He writes: “I will first state what the demons said about the present state of the Church, and then I will relate the diabolical plans which they, according to their own admission, are keeping under cover… The object of this document is to show the maternal solicitude of the Blessed Virgin for the Church of her Divine Son, as also to publish the plan Mary seems to have adopted to come to the aid of the Church in her present plight.”

The second book, Begone Satan!, is a soul-stirring account of diabolical possession in Earling, Iowa in 1928, in which a woman cursed by her own father was possessed from her 14th year until her 40th year, the year of the exorcism.

Pages: 112
Dimensions: 5 x 8 x .3 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-03-6
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ISBN: Hardback: 978-1-945275-04-3
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A good companion book to this, with scholarly background information, is Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael, ISBN 0984013962 Buy

Come to me . . .

THE HOLY MASS is offered each month for the recipients of this book, as well as for those who pray from it.

This booklet is intended to be given to fallen-away Catholics, or anyone who is afflicted, suffering, or needs to return to faith. It is a collection of consoling, traditional meditations and prayers.

Pages: 44
Dimensions: 4 x 6 x .1 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-09-8
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The Curé d’Ars

Msgr. Francois Trochu

THE CHIEF labour of the Curé d’Ars was the direction of souls. During the last ten years of his life, he spent from sixteen to eighteen hours a day in the confessional. He was sought by bishops, priests, religious, young men and women in doubt as to their vocation, sinners, persons in all sorts of difficulties, and the sick. In 1855, the number of pilgrims had reached twenty thousand a year.

The devil, the implacable enemy of souls, exclaimed to the holy Curé by the mouth of a possessed woman: “How thou makest me suffer! If there were three men on earth like thyself, my kingdom would be destroyed.” The publisher has added an Examination of Conscience by Fr. Chad Ripperger, SMD at the end of the book.

Pages: 514
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x .8 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-45-6
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ISBN: Hardback: 978-1-945275-46-3
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Butler's Lives of the Saints

UNABRIDGED - Fr. Alban Butler

The unabridged, classic work by Fr. Alban Butler (1710-1773).  This work is the fruit of over 30 years’ research by a uniquely qualified priest. First published in several volumes as The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints between 1756-1759, it has undergone many revisions and editions in its centuries-long lifetime, and has become the enduring, authoritative source for information on the lives of the saints. Since stories are so powerful in human history, Fr. Butler, in recounting the lives of over 1,600 saints, and including poignant, spiritual reflections on their examples and virtues, has inspired countless multitudes of people to run in the way of God’s commands, with hearts overflowing in Love.

For now, available in ebook only. This digital edition is fully searchable, with an alphabetical list to make it easy to find your favorite saint. There is also a chronological list sorting the saints into centuries. The bulk of the book orders the saints according to the pre-Vatican II Church liturgical calendar.

Pages: 4,960

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Bishop Baraga Novena

A LOCAL USA SAINT!

BISHOP BARAGA was declared Venerable in 2012. For a printed copy of this novena, or for more information on Bishop Baraga, visit bishopbaraga.org.

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TWO STORIES OF HEALINGS THROUGH BISHOP BARAGA’S INTERCESSION

A man working in the mines injured his knee so badly that it was thought his leg would have to be amputated. A priest told him to apply to his sore knee a piece of the candle which B. Baraga had held in his hand when dying, and to invoke him with great confidence, as he had always been so good and kind to the sick. The man did so and tied the piece of candle to his bandaged knee. The next day he was perfectly well.

A certain Mrs. W. had a dairy farm between Marquette and Negaunee. For a long time this woman had suffered from sore knees; the evil seemed incurable. One day she went to B. Baraga and asked the person who was doing the housework to let her have his old stockings. The latter told Mrs. W. that she could not give them without his permission. So she went to the bishop and told him about the woman’s request. “Let her have the stockings,” said the sick bishop. The afflicted woman put on the bishop’s stockings and her ailment left her. About ten years after this occurrence, long after B. Baraga’s death, someone stole from her, it seems, at night, a certain quantity of butter, which she had intended to sell in Marquette. In her anger and excitement she went to a fortune teller to ascertain from her who it was that had stolen her butter. No sooner had she done so than her old ailment returned as a just punishment for her sin. ~ From The Life and Labors of Bishop Baraga

Life and Labors of Bishop Baraga

Fr. Chrysostom Verwyst, OFM

A LOCAL USA SAINT!

VENERABLE BISHOP FREDERIC BARAGA was a great apostle to the Native Americans and other peoples of the Upper Great Lakes. Born in Slovenia in 1797, he came to North America in 1830 as a missionary priest. For 37 years he poured himself out in love for people, ministering to them over a vast territory of more than 80,000 square miles of wilderness. He regularly risked his life and endured brutal hardships to care for his flock: braving blizzards and sub-zero temperatures in treks on snowshoes that exceeded hundreds of miles, with only the canopy of heaven above him; risking river rapids in a fragile canoe, enduring clouds of mosquitoes through swamps, surviving Great Lake Superior ice drifts and stormy waters. His ardent desire was to make Jesus known to all. His reputation for sanctity spread far and wide, locally and in Europe. He was a man of uncommon ability, learning, and piety.

Pages: 444
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-20-3
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ISBN: Hardback: 978-1-945275-21-0
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Manuscripts on Purgatory

Sr. Marie de la Croix - St. Catherine of Genoa

Originally found in two books: Unpublished Manuscript on Purgatory by Sister M. de L. C. and Treatise on Purgatory by St. Catherine of Genoa.

The kindness of God provides us with all the grace and knowledge we need to arrive at that eternal Beatitude to which he calls each one of us. Occasionally, he even bestows extraordinary apprehensions on certain holy mystics, in order to give us a glimpse of realities beyond our everyday perceptions, thereby inspiriting us to run in the paths of his goodness toward our perfect fulfillment.

Pages: 154
Dimensions: 4.72 x 7.48 x .5 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-10-4
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The Life & Times of Saint Bernard

Fr. Théodore Ratisbonne

A GIANT OF HIS TIMES – THE LAST CHURCH FATHER

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux lived in times of great ferment and division. Heresies were proliferating; the Holy See was threatened by schism; inveterate evils destroyed public morals;  Christian princes provoked each another to endless and sanguinary combats. Into these troublous times God sent Bernard. A man of astonishing holiness and charisma, dissolute and unruly kings, princes, and devils trembled before him; popes and bishops sought his counsel; heretics could not withstand his wisdom; multitudes thronged to hear his sermons, where obstinate hearts melted like wax and  were set afire with love for Jesus. The astounding profusion of miracles with which God graced St. Bernard’s words and deeds  are too numerous to recount.

“There is, perhaps, in the annals of the Church no more remarkable instance of the power of an individual over the men of his age than in St. Bernard. And whence came this wondrous power of dealing with affairs and with men? [From] a mind profoundly immersed in God, and from a will of which the fervor and singleness of aim were supernatural.” ~  From the Preface.

Pages: 440
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x .8 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-08-1
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ISBN: Hardback: 978-1-945275-07-4
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Contemplation - Encounter God

Dom Savinien Louismet, OSB

Originally published in four books as: The Mystical Knowledge of GodThe Mystical Life; Mysticism—True And FalseDivine Contemplation for All

In contemplation, with grace intervening, a man finds himself impregnated through and through with a marvelous new element: the Divine life. He is lifted above nature and made wholly Divine and transferred to the family of God, to the society of the Three Divine Persons. The very substance of his soul and even of his body, with their faculties high and low, are filled, invisibly to the eye of sense, with the glory of the Divine Essence, informed by it, coloured and made resplendent with it. As a coloured glass in a cathedral window when a flood of light passes through it; as a sponge in mid ocean filled with salt water; as a roll of cotton-wool dipped in balm; as a piece of iron in a blazing furnace; as a light cloud in the splendour of the setting sun; even so is natural man transfigured and transformed by the grace of God into a new being. ~ From the text.

Pages: 336
Dimensions: 5.25 x 8 x .8 inches
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-945275-36-4
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ISBN: Hardback: 978-1-945275-37-1
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