This one-of-a-kind liturgical calendar combines the traditional Catholic feasts of the United States with more recently canonized national saints like St. Katherine Drexel and St. Kateri. As such, it's the fullest liturgical calendar available anywhere, even including pre-1955 octaves and feasts that aren't present in the 1962 Missal, like the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin and the Vigil of All Saints (All Hallows Eve). Each month features the paintings of American artist Benjamin West and excerpts from the prayers of the season.
Catherine Gandeaktena died in 1673, held in such high regard that her priests believed she would immediately attain the bliss of heaven. Her wonderful story is scattered in the accounts of the Canadian Jesuits as well as the biographies of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. For the first time ever, they have been assembled here into a short readable biography of her life, with particular attention to the virtues that marked her passage from her childhood in the Erie and Oneida villages to her marriage, Baptism, and holy death.
This volume is the first ever book-length treatment of the distinctive American Indian Catholic liturgies of the Northeastern Woodlands. It compares and contrasts the Indian Masses of different missions with each other and with the official Roman Missal. It also contains chapters on the calendar and hagiography of the missions; formulas for Baptism, Matrimony, and other sacraments; the Divine Office; characteristic sacramentals and devotions; and religious life. The first book of its kind, and a must for scholars of Native American Catholicism.
A Translation of the Sancti Augustini Vita by Possidius, Bishop of Calama
Herbert T. Weiskotten, translator (1919)
This little biography written by his intimate friend Possidius, bishop of Calama, provides crucial information on Augustine’s life after his baptism. In straightforward, unadorned prose, Possidius shows Augustine as a powerful intellect, voluminous writer, and compelling orator who humbly endured the everyday trials and difficulties of life as a bishop in Roman Africa.
The Complete Works of Saint Cyprian of Carthage
Edited by Phillip Campbell
Introduction by Ryan Grant
This volume contains the entirety of Saint Cyprian's writing, "The Life and Passion of Saint Cyprian" by his companion Pontius the Deacon, and the minutes of the Seventh Council of Carthage over which Cyprian presided. Topics include the Roman persecutions, the unity of the Church, those who renounced the faith under threat from the state, the Novatian heresy and the rebaptism controversy.
Read and cited frequently by theologians down through the ages, Saint Cyprian's writings are of surpassing authority and were considered works of genius "brighter than the sun" by Saint Jerome.
A tribute to the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, this moral allegory examines the limits of natural science and the supernatural reality of the soul. A bright young zoology professor arrives at a prestigious Long Island college filled with jaded, materialistic scientists. But in a tower high above their heads, the college's angelic heiress devotedly watches over a collection of handmade animals made of a more mysterious stuff than cloth and string.
A new Epic Poem set in ancient Italy, the Laviniad tells the story of bronze-age Lavinium right after the death of the Trojan War hero Aeneas. His young son Ascanius is thrust to the fore as leader of the Trojan emigrants and native Latins, now threatened by the bloodthirsty Etruscan tyrant Mezentius. Meanwhile Aeneas's faithful widow Lavinia conceals a secret that drives her to flee the safety of the city past the swords of the enemy and into the Italian wilderness.
Finally, an authentically Catholic way to celebrate Thanksgiving! Included are traditional propers from the Votive Mass of Thanksgiving, Psalms, harvest blessings, grace for Thanksgiving dinner, Acts of Thanksgiving, the Te Deum and more!
A great way to keep a prayerful Advent through the season. Features Novenas, litanies, antiphonal devotions, aspirations, a psalm, home blessings for the Advent wreath and Jesse/Christmas trees, and more!
Keep celebrating the Holy Nativity through the whole season of Christmastide! Includes devotions and litanies to the Infant Jesus, novenas, the Mysteries of the Sacred Infancy, prayers to Jesus in the crib, Psalms, and more!
For anyone with limited time who still wants to pray along with the traditional Breviary during Advent, this booklet is for you! We've assembled this little office directly from an English translation of the official Roman Breviary. Pray the antiphons, Breviary hymns, and collects proper to the Advent season through all the canonical hours from Matins to Compline. Includes the famous O Antiphons that inspired O Come O Come Emmanuel.
An easy way to integrate the traditional Divine Office into your morning prayers! This simplified office of Prime in English was specifically recommended for morning prayer by the American bishops in the 1880s.
Keeping this booklet on your nightstand makes it easy to integrate the Divine Office into your bedtime prayers. This full Office of Compline in English was produced expressly for the use of the laity by the same American bishops who authorized the Baltimore Catechism.
The handy pocket guide to Sunday Vespers. Features the full text of the Sunday office in both Latin and English. Includes the standard Sunday Psalms 109 through 113 as well as the other Psalms sung in special seasons and on feast days.
This office is among the Church's most solemn commemorations of a departed soul. It was most often recited on All Souls' Day and on the anniversary of a loved one's death, and it was an important component of the medieval Book of Hours. This traditional English version of the Office, including Matins and Lauds, was prepared for the laity by American bishops in the 1880s.