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THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. St. Alphonsus. One of Our Lady's greatest apostles zealously and profoundly illuminates the meaning of Mary as "Our Queen, Our Mother, Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope." Taken from "The Glories of Mary". 96pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. 7.50 #0809 Our Price $6.00

THE DIVINE LIFE OF THE MOST HOLY VIRGIN. Ven. Mary of Agreda. Taken from the 4 volume Mystical City of God, this beautiful abridgement is perfect for today's busy Catholic. Gives all the details of Our Lady's youth and the effect of sanctifying grace on her soul. Also covers her important role in Christ's private and public life, His Passion and Resurrection. Gives a whole new appreciation of the Blessed Virgin and the heights of greatness she was raised to. 358pp. PB. Reg. $13.50 #1391 Sale $10.80

FATIMA - THE GREAT SIGN. Francis Johnston. This is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and best book ever written on Fatima and all that it entails. Our Lady holds out the power to every man, woman and child in this world, through the practice of her Fatima Message, to bring down miracles of God's grace into their homes, their towns and their countries, and thus disperse, once and for all, the threatened nightmare of world Communism and nuclear war. This magnificent work presents a thorough, up-to-date account of the Fatima apparitions of 1916-1929. The author penetrates deeply into the theology of Fatima, especially that concerning devotion and reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. For the first time in only one volume are included pronouncements and declarations of Popes, Cardinals, Bishops and testimony of numerous eye-witnesses. Also includes an account of the 8 Jesuit priests who survived the searing hurricane of blast and gamma rays during the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945. They were in a rectory only 8 blocks from the blinding center of the nuclear flash. Although everyone within a mile radius perished, they are still alive today and attribute their survival to the Rosary and living the Fatima message. After reading this book no Catholic will have any reason for ignoring Fatima. 141pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $12.00 #0046 Our Price $9.60

FATIMA'S MESSAGE FOR OUR TIMES. Msgr. Joseph A. Cirrincione. Fatima has been called "a summary of the Gospels." The author of this booklet, Msgr. Joseph A. Cirrincione, one of the most astute students of Fatima alive today, summarizes the Fatima messages as a return to a life of prayer to the traditional prayer - life of the Catholic Faith, and especially to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, which really embraces and includes basically all other forms of Catholic prayer. Taking as his point of departure a letter from Sr. Lucy of Fatima to her priest nephew, in which she advocates prayer before the Tabernacle, he asks, "Where else," except before the Blessed Sacrament, "are vocations discovered, discipleship established and missionary zeal fired up?" But more, in a chapter he calls "The Culture of Death," he shows by contrast in our world today the gruesome results of the world's having abandoned prayer and the Catholic Faith. Wide-ranging in scope, Fatima's Message for Our Times is a challenging, thought-provoking booklet that leads one immediately and directly to the heart of our Holy Religion. 72pp. PB. Reg. $3.00 #1125 Our Price $2.40

MARY'S 7 SORROWS:
THE FOOT OF THE CROSS. Fr. Frederick William Faber. In The Foot of the Cross, Father Faber plumbs to the depths the meaning of Our Lady's Seven Sorrows. Each one is described and analyzed with the precision of a theologian and the artistry of a poet, inciting the reader to new tenderness toward the sorrows of Our Mother and love of her Divine Son. Father Faber says, "We never advance more rapidly in love of the Son than when we travel by the Mother, and that what we have built most solidly in Jesus has been with Mary. There is no time lost in seeking Him, if we go at once to Mary; for He is always there, always at home. He who is growing in devotion to the Mother of God is growing in all good things. His time cannot be better spent; his eternity cannot be more infallibly secured." 406pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $18.00 #0136 Our Price $14.40

THE GLORIES OF MARY. (Large Edition) St. Alphonsus Liguori. A glorious book about our Blessed Mother by a great doctor of the Church. Brings together the best insights of the Saints, the fathers and doctors of the church, and scholars on Mary. covers her life, greatness and power to "save souls from Hell." 670pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $21.00 #0187 Our Price $16.80

HAIL, HOLY QUEEN!. St. Alphonsus Liguori. Hail, Holy Queen is the first and best part of St. Alphonsus Liguori's masterpiece The Glories of Mary, one of the greatest Catholic books ever written. St. Alphonsus spent years collecting the best material on Mary he could find from the writings of Saints, Doctors of the Church and other holy authors. Anyone who takes seriously Our Lord's many warnings about Hell will be overjoyed to read these amazing statements on Our Lady's God-given role in securing our salvation. Contains many remarkable stories of miracles and graces obtained through her. Based on the words of the "Hail Holy Queen," this book explains why Mary is "our life, our sweetness and our hope." It sets forth the Blessed Virgin Mary's immense love, great mercy and powerful intercession for us, showing that devotion to Mary is a most certain mark of eternal salvation. It demonstrates that even mortal sinners have a special claim upon her. Hail, Holy Queen is a uniquely consoling book that gives profound encouragement and holy hope of eternal victory through Mary, the Mother of God, to all who piously implore her help, because Mary loves us dearly and can obtain for us from her divine Son anything she asks. 237pp. PB. Imp. Reg. $8.00 #1270 Our Price $6.40

THE LIFE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. From the Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich. Reveals Our Lady's ancestors, details of the Immaculate Conception and early life of Mary, her parents and ancestors, St. Joseph, their marriage, the birth of Christ, and many incidents up to her Assumption into heaven. Marvelous details! Inspiring insights! Fascinating reading! 400pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $16.50 #0107 Our Price $13.20

THE LIFE OF MARY AS SEEN BY THE MYSTICS. Compiled by Raphael Brown. Since the beginning of Christianity, Our Blessed Lord and His Mother have favored a select few people with special revelations containing information on their lives that is not to be found anywhere else. This inspiring work blends all the magnificent visions granted to four of the most privileged souls in the history of the Church. Raphael Brown has compiled an unforgettable masterpiece on the life of Our Lady by combining the writings from Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich, Ven. Mary of Agreda, St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth of Schoenau. The wonderful mental pictures obtained from this enthralling narration will so impress you that they will stay with you the rest of your life. These images can't help but enhance our understanding of the New Testament and our love for Jesus, Mary and Joseph which is why the Church allows and encourages the circulation of these writings. Perhaps just as important as the telling of Mary's life according to these famous mystics is the most valuable explanation included on how the Church deals with the contradictions on historical details that sometimes occur in writings of people who receive private revelations. 264pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $15.00 #1164 Our Price $12.00

THE LOVE OF MARY. This treasure was written over 130 years ago by D. Roberto, a Camaldolese Hermit of Monte Corona. It describes Our Lady's captivating beauty, her incredible power, and above all, the immense graces with which God has enriched her - and it shows the great eagerness of this kind and loving Mother to share these riches of grace with us, her children. No soul can ignore Mary after reading this. Inspiring masterpiece. 220pp. PB. Approved by Bishop. Reg. $9.00 #1015 Our Price $7.20

MARY - THE SECOND EVE. John Henry Cardinal Newman. Compiled by Sister Eileen Breen, F.M.A. Proves that today's Marian doctrine is firmly rooted in the early Church's teachings and refutes the Protestant claim that Catholics invented devotion to Mary. 38pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $4.00 #0093 Our Price $3.20

MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH. Fr. Ripley. Contains many of the glorious quotes the Popes have made about the Blessed Mother's role in the Church - goes back to Pope Pius IX (1846-1878). Comprehensive and enlightening! 84pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $5.00 #0142 Our Price $4.00

MEDITATION PRAYER ON MARY IMMACULATE. Padre Pio. One of Padre Pio's few writings, plus a brief sketch of his life. Lovely pictures of Padre Pio. 32pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $2.50 #0161 Our Price $2.00

MELANIE, AND THE STORY OF OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE. Mary Alice Dennis. Most renditions of the apparitions of tHe Blessed Virgin Mary at La Salette, France in 1846 deal directly with the apparition itself and the extraordinary message of La Salette. This book does all that, but addresses the whole subject from the viewpoint of tHe life of Melanie Calvat, the young girl seer, showing her to have been extraordinarily graced all her life and most likely a saint. Melanie was an unloved and abused child who early on took refuge in conversation with her "Little Brother" - who was Jesus appearing as a young boy. Covering also her adolescence, the apparition and its aftermath, the story then describes her efforts to enter the religious life, that "failure", and her lonely wandering till the end of her days. Revealing also the Secret Message of La Salette, the book is a total and inspiring surprise to all - but especially to those who already know at least something about the apparition of Our Lady at La Salette! 136pp. PB. 20 illust. Reg. $12.00 #1285 Our Price $9.60

MIRACULOUS IMAGES OF OUR LADY-100 Famous Catholic Statues and Portraits. Joan Carroll Cruz. Another wonderful "collection" book by this popular best-selling author. Here are 100 true stories of approved miraculous statues, paintings and other images of Our Lady from all parts of the globe and spanning almost 2,000 years. Included are images that have spoken, that have brought miraculous cures and other special favors, that have helped in construction of Catholic churches, that have shed luminous rays leading to their discovery in hidden places, that have given off a celestial fragrance, been suspended in mid- air for over 5 centuries, or that have suddenly and unexplainable become extremely heavy so as to resist being moved from a favored place. Also described are images of Our Lady weeping blood and tears, of Our Lady lovingly holding the Infant Jesus, as well as the ornate and costly garments the faithful have created for these dear figures plus the special feast-days in their honor. Ranging across Italy, France, the U.S., Japan, Mexico, etc., the stories shared by Mrs. Cruz tell of the images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Akita, Pompeii, Prompt Succor (New Orleans), Our Lady of the Smile (through which St. Therese the Little Flower was cured at age 10), Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, The Comforter of the Afflicted, The Comforter of the Afflicted, The Madonna of Consolation, Mother of Divine Love, Our Lady of Zapopan (Mexico) and many, many more! Scores of pictures, 33 in full color, make this terrific book come alive. 125 illustrations in all. A great Catholic treasure for every home library! 441pp. 33 color illustrations. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $21.50 #1222 Our Price $17.20

THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL - The Story of Our Lady's Appearance to St. Catherine Laboure. The beautiful story for children 10 and up of how Our Lady appeared to young St. Catherine Laboure shortly after she entered the Daughters of Charity in Paris and through her gave the world the Miraculous Medal. 107pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $9.00 #1141 Our Price $7.20

A "MUST HAVE" ON OUR LADY!:
THE MOTHER OF GOD AND HER GLORIOUS FEASTS. Fr. H. O'Laverty, B.A. One of the most remarkable Catholic books any reader will ever encounter. More than a book about Mary, for it also gives a complete view of the Catholic way of life and is one of those rare books of facts and insight into the facts - written in a down-to-earth manner totally understandable to all - that not only reminds us of truths we have already learned about our religion, but also shows us their real and powerful meaning. Using as an outline the major feast days of Our Lady, the author recounts the Blessed Mother's role in our redemption during her own life, as well as her role in our salvation today. And, he does it with a degree of competence bordering on total comprehension of Mary's exalted position with regard to us and what it really takes to save our souls. Here are answers to questions asked about Our Lady and found in no other work: Her perfect intellect at the Immaculate Conception; the reason Our Lord allowed His Mother to suffer; why the Mother of God's Bodily Assumption into Heaven gives God perfect praise, etc. Includes 52 beautiful, inspiring and uncommon pictures of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A rich learning experience about the Catholic Faith. Outstanding! 189pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $15.00 #1210 Our Price $12.00

MASTERPIECE ON MARY:
THE MOTHER OF THE SAVIOR And Our Interior Life. Fr. Reginald Garrigou- Lagrange, O.P. This is perhaps the finest summation of the Catholic Church's teaching about the Mother of God ever penned. Written by a pre-eminent authority, with brevity, economy and absence of novelty or speculation or "merely metaphorical expressions." The book is suffused with the spirit of faith and inspired by love begotten of sanctity. Shows how Mary is greater in grace than all angels and all men combined. Explains her role in relation to us: How she is the Mother of all men and of each individually; her role as Co-Redemptrix of all men; her power of intercession for us and in the distribution of all graces; her Queenship of Heaven and earth and the honor of hyperdulia we pay her, which is best expressed in true devotion to Mary; why true devotion to Mary is such a certain means of sanctification; and finally, why the human race should be consecrated to Mary for the peace of the world. A comprehensive yet concise statement of all that the Church teaches about Mary. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine that anyone having read this masterpiece of Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange will ever again question the exalted position of Mary recognized by the Church or ever thereafter denigrate or question her stature in the order of nature or of grace. 290pp. PB. Imprimi Potest. Reg. $16.50 #1242 Our Price $13.20

ABRIDGED MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD. This is the highly praised and popular abridgement of the four volume work. Ideal for those who do not have the time to read the complete four volume edition. 794pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $21.00 #0126 Our Price $16.80

OUR LADY OF FATIMA'S PEACE PLAN FROM HEAVEN. A Dynamite little booklet covering every aspect of Fatima - the story, the message, the meaning for today. Over 5 million sold! Covers the appearances, vision of Hell, prophecies, miracle of the sun, messages, subsequent vision, secrets, Church approval, evil in America, etc. 32pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $1.00 #0203 Our Price $.80

SAINTS WHO SAW MARY. Raphael Brown. Raphael Brown here relates scores of beautiful, true stories about canonized Saints who saw and spoke with the Blessed Virgin Mary: St. Gertrude, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Bridget of Sweden, St. Mechtilde, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Simon Stock, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Catherine Laboure, etc. - 17 in all! Inspiring to see how the Blessed Mother has intervened in so many lives to grant favors, perform miracles, solve problems, heal bodies, convert souls, enlighten minds, encourage hearts, commission projects and impart secrets. The surprising stories recounted in Saints Who Saw Mary are unknown to most Catholics. Recounted here are the familiar stories of St. Simon Stock and the origin of the Brown Scapular, of St. Catherine LabourÆ and the Miraculous Medal and of St. Francis of Assisi and the great Portiuncula Indulgence, plus many more! Saints Who Saw Mary is a beautiful book that imparts a profound realization about the loving role Mary plays in the lives of the faithful on earth and her close cooperation in the work of her Son in saving souls. Page for page, this is one of the most enlightening, enjoyable and inspiring Catholic books a person will ever encounter! 192pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $12.00 #1239 Our Price $9.60

SERMONS ON OUR LADY. St. Francis de Sales. Now available in English for the first time, these 13 sermons present a multitude of precious insights on Our Lady as perfect exemplar of Christian virtues. Preached by that great yet gentle Doctor of the Church, St. Francis moves easily over both New and Old Testaments, especially the Song of Songs. St. Francis shows how Our Lady's Conception, birth, infancy, childhood, Presentation, Annunciation, divine Motherhood, Visitation, Purification, death and Assumption are rich in the "perfumes" of humility, obedience, and charity - as well as in many great and special privileges given to her by God. St. Francis de Sales also shows clearly that Mary, by her holy example of the virtues, is the great Mistress or teacher for every Christian's life. Revealing the Spiritual depths of the smallest Scriptural details, he explains the great value and true meaning of these virtues, so central to holiness of life. Terrific insights! 219pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $15.00 #1030 Our Price $12.00

THE THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA. Br. Michael of the Holy Trinity, C.R.C. This author, perhaps the best Fatima researcher ever as well as one the world's greatest authorities on Fatima, gave a talk in Rome in 1985. That incredibly inspiring talk, of which this powerful booklet is a translation, was one of the most profound presentations ever made on the Fatima messages. In it Br. Michael summarizes all the information known on the famous third secret taken from known facts as well as from the comments of those who have read it. From this hard evidence and with brilliant logic Br. Michael projects the devastating contents of the last of the 3 Fatima secrets. Very convincing and gripping! 69pp. PB. Reg. $2.50 #1151 Our Price $2.00

TRUE DEVOTION TO MARY. St. Louis De Montfort. This is a new reprint of the much acclaimed Father Frederick Faber translation which has been out-of-print for several years. True Devotion To Mary by St. Louis Marie Grignion De Montfort (1673-1716) is considered to be the greatest single book on the Blessed Virgin Mary ever written. Seemingly divinely inspired, it is the classic statement on the spiritual way to Jesus Christ through Our Lady. Beloved by countless souls, this books sums up the entire Christian life, showing a way of holiness that is short, easy, secure and perfect - a way of life chosen by Our Lord Himself, as explained here in this book by the "Apostle of Mary." In this beautiful and sublimely inspiring book, St. Louis De Montfort explains the wonderful spiritual effects which True Devotion to Mary brings about in a person's life, leaving the reader with no doubt that this devotion provides the key both to sanctity and to salvation. No Catholic should reach age 20 without having read this book. 215pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $9.00 #1032 Our Price $7.20

THE WONDER OF GUADALUPE. Francis