//Used Books
  • By Thomas Merton Published by Farrar, Strauss, Giroux Used, 1988, Hard Cover, 212 Pages Readable copy in good condition with some underlining and marks in the margins mostly in the first half of the book. Library copy. Dust jacket is in good condition. During the years 1964-65, Merton sought, and was finally given, permission to live alone in his hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani. These years were criticalhe had to balance commitment to the demands of the monastic community with the call to a more solitary lifeand the writing from that time is consequently charged with disappointments and uncertainties, as well as quiet reflection and humor. Merton's frustration with church complacency and the censorship of his ideas is evident, a factor that probably hindered publication of this journal until now. But he also records musings, dreams, the visits of special friends. A very personal piece of writing blending "heavenliness and anguish," wherein unfolds its special appeal. Carol J. Lichtenberg, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. (From Amazon.com website)
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    By Ignacio Larranaga Published by Mediaspaul Used Book, 1994, Softcover, 452 pages "Here, told in a vivid and original way, is the full story of the life of St. Francis of Assisi. This story has been told many times before, but Fr. Larranaga tells it with a new spirit, seamlessly combining a modern spirit with the freshness and sense of wonder of the Fioretti. When Francis Bernardone was held as a prisoner of war at the age of 20, he never dreamed that he would become a knight in the service of Lady Poverty. By the time he died 25 years later, he had become the Poor Man of God, the living image of the Crucified Savior." (From Goodreads website) Book is like new. No marks or underlining found.  
  • By St. Augustine of Hippo Publisher: Penguin Books Used Book - very good condition - back cover has small dent and pages yellowed somewhat Translated by R. S. Pine-Coffin 1979, Softcover Saint Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354-430) was one of the outstanding figures of the declining Roman Empire. From his own account he lived a life of sin until his conversion to Christianity at the age of thirty-two. Twelve years later he gave a personal account of his search for truth in the Confessions, where his analysis of the emotional side of Christian experience in the face of sin remains unsurpassed. they are also intensely revealing of the man himself. (from the back cover)
  • Sinag-Tala Publishers Paperback 1994 by Fr. Roberto A. Latorre Has Nihil Obstat & Imprimatur Why is contraception immoral in itself? This book answers the question by illustrating some arguments used by the Church in terms that are accessible to the average Catholic with a basic catechetical foundation.
  • " This is the story of six young Americans who decided to travel, without pay or material recompense of any kind, to a remote part of the world in order to combat the two greatest evils afflicting it: disease and Communism. When they received an invitation to bring their medical team to the distant kingdom of Laos, they knew they would be going to the very edge of tomorrow." ( from the front flap of dustcover) 1958 Hardcover (Farrar, Straus and Cudahy) with dust jacket - Dust jacket has a few tears and some staining. Some underlining and pages show signs of aging, but otherwise a good copy.
  • By Antonio A. Borelli Published by Canadian Society for the Defence of Tradition, Family and Property Used copy like new only small tear on back cover.
  • USED BOOK By Deirdre Manifold Published by The Militia of Our Immaculate Mother. 1992, Soft Cover, 280 pages. The book is in  good condition overall. The first 50 pages or so are slightly dog-eared at the bottom. The pages are clean and there are no noticeable marks. A very readable copy.   In this book, the extraordinary story is told, how the international conspiracy to achieve a materialist world dictatorship is being pursued. The facade of ideologies and parliamentary politics is unerringly penetrated, to reveal the hidden mechanisms of world power politics, in all their Machiavellian subtlety. Deirdre Manifold, a Galway housewife, made it her study over a lifetime to unravel the peculiar and unique connections of this conspiracy, its roots in the sixteenth century, its present-day extent, with tentacles both in the Kremlin and in Wall Street. This book is challenging. One cannot ignore it. Either one must accept the analysis put forward or one must demonstrate where it is wrong.
  • USED BOOK By Ronald Seth Published by Geoffrey Bles, Hardcover, 1958, 246 Pages Readable copy which has substantial underlining. Otherwise a good copy with dust jacket. Has owner's name inside front. During the Second World War and, more recently, in Eastern Europe the Roman Catholic Church has repeatedly stood for freedom of conscience against the tyrannies of the Nazi and Communist regimes. In For My Name's Sake Ronald Seth gives us an inspiring account of the part played by the Roman Catholic Church in this long struggle to preserve Christian values. (from dust jacket)
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    By Fr. Scott M. Lewis Publisher: Catholic Register 2011, Softcover, 118 pages Fr. Scott M. Lewis is a scripture scholar and an associate professor of New Testament at Regis College in Toronto. He also writes a popular weekly newspaper column called "God's Word on Sunday" for The Catholic Register. This collection of insightful reflections on the liturgical readings from Year B of the Church calendar originally appeared as columns by Fr. Lewis in The Register. The book which follows the Year A reflections by Fr. Lewis published last year, is a valuable resource for churchgoers seeking to deepen their understanding of the Sunday readings. USED BOOK - like new  
  • Two volumes St. Thomas Aquinas The Summa Theologica Translated by Father of the English Dominican Province revised by Daniel J. Sullivan Publisher William Benton Encyclopaedia Britannica Used former library copy chips on spines of both volumes.  
  • By Ralph Martin Used Book Publisher: Servant 1978, Softcover A Christian family needs a lot more than communication techniques or discipline tips tp flourish in today's society. Ralph Martin offers more. He describes a whole way of life rooted in Christian principles, then shows how to live that life in a non-Christian world.
  • By E. Michael Jones Published by Fidelity Press 1995, Hardcover, 550 pages ISBN: 0929891023 Used - Like new. No obvious markings except slight wear at corners. John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution gives a comprehensive picture of what happened to the Church during the Cultural Revolution from sources that have been unavailable up 'til now. It also gives the best historical account of the revolution that changed this country (U.S.A.) to what it is today.
  • By Willa Cather Published by Cassel and Company USED, 1935, Hardcover, 254 pages Fair readable copy, First Edition, No dust jacket, Most pages are clean of markings, but some have underlining and marks in margins in pencil. Pages yellowed with age. Some marks inside front cover and first page along with sticker "fair exchange is no robbery". ""Some people's lives are affected by what happens to their person or their property, but for others fate is what happens to their feelings and their thoughts—that and nothing more." In this haunting 1935 novel, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of My Ántonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop performs a series of crystalline variations on the themes that preoccupy her greatest fiction: the impermanence of innocence, the opposition between prairie and city, provincial American values and world culture, and the grandeur, elation, and heartache that await a gifted young woman who leaves her small Nebraska town to pursue a life in art.At the age of eighteen, Lucy Gayheart heads for Chicago to study music. She is beautiful and impressionable and ardent, and these qualities attract the attention of Clement Sebastian, an aging but charismatic singer who exercises all the tragic, sinister fascination of a man who has renounced life only to turn back to seize it one last time. Out of their doomed love affair—and Lucy's fatal estrangement from her origins—Willa Cather creates a novel that is as achingly lovely as a Schubert sonata." (From the Goodreads website)
  • In this thoughtful consideration of man, his nobility and misery, Jean Mouroux draws upon his deep scholarship, upon insights gathered from poets, the experiences of saints, the discoveries of scientists, philosophers, and theologians, and - above all - upon the revealed and ever-revealing Word of God to state the Christian approach to the meaning of man. (From the back cover of the book) Image Books 1961 Paperback - some underlining, one crease on spine - good overall condition
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    By Jozsef Cardinal Mindszenty Published by MacMillan Used, 1974, Hardcover, 341 pages NOTE: An extra shipping charge may be added because of the weight of this book. The book is in good condition overall, but has a fair amount of underlining in ink which may be a problem for some readers. The dust jacket is in good condition although yellowed somewhat. Suzanne
    Apr 23, 2015Suzanne rated it really liked it
    "This is the story of Cardinal Josef Mindszenty of Hungary (1892-1975) who was persecuted by the communist regime of Hungary. Hungary became Communist in the wake of Soviet occupation after the Second World War. Hungary had fought on the Axis side until an armistice with the Soviets in 1944. The Soviets more or less occupied the country and brought it into the communist fold. Cardinal Mindszenty butted heads with the Communist regime over the nationalization of all schools and the removal of obligatory religion. For this dissent, he was arrested and tortured. Then the government organized a show trial in which he was convicted of treason. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. The memoirs recount the facts in detail. It was very interesting to read how simply opposing the regime led to his arrest and daily beatings and attempts at forced confession. For seven years, he was imprisoned, first in dire circumstances, then eventually in a chateau with another bishop. The communist regime did not want to make him a martyr. During the brief Hungarian Revolution, he was liberated. But due to the Soviet invasion, he was forced to take asylum in the American embassy where he lived for fifteen years. Finally, because of detente, he was effectively forced to leave; however, he was able to live in exile in Vienna, Austria. Finally he was essentially deposed by the Vatican in 1974 as a result of detente. The Vatican was trying to build better relations with the Eastern Bloc countries in order to safeguard the well-being of the Church. And Cardinal Mindszenty wa sacrificed for that purpose. I thought it was a very interesting read, although the Hungarian language is somewhat off-putting to a native English speaker such as myself, and it made it difficult to remember names of people and places, and I didn't even try to pronounce most of them. I do believe he will one day be canonized. He showed remarkable resilience in the face of torture and imprisonment. You would think that imprisonment would be a boring topic, especially since he didn't have a lot to do while incarcerated, but he had quite a few insights into the system. Later during his imprisonment, he began writing his memoirs, so the recollection was somewhat close to the actual events, and not many decades later as is often the case with memoirs. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about how the Communist system works, and how the Church was persecuted under communism. Very insightful." (From Goodreads website - Review by Suzanne)
     
  • The Navarre Bible in the Revised Standard Version and New Vulgate with a commentary by members of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Navarre. By Scepter Publishers Used 12 Volume Set Condition: Books are in VG condition with no markings inside. There is some light shelf wear.