Free ebook: “The Woman Blessed by All Generations”, by Rev. Raphael Melia

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On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee! 

“Into her presence the angel came, and said, Hail, thou who art full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women… and  Elizabeth herself was filled with the Holy Ghost; so that she cried out with a loud voice, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.” (St Luke 1:28,41-42)

“O pure and immaculate and likewise blessed Virgin, who art the sinless Mother of thy Son, the mighty Lord of the universe, thou who art inviolate and altogether holy, the hope of the hopeless and sinful… make us worthy of the glory of thy Son, O dearest and most clement Virgin Mother. Thou indeed art our only hope, most sure and sacred in God’s sight…” (St. Ephrem the Syrian [306-373 AD])

Free ebook: “The Orthodox Eastern Church”, by Dr. Adrian Fortescue

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On the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle in the one true Church. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)

e-Livre gratuit: “La Médaille Miraculeuse”, par M. Aladel

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  • La Médaille Miraculeuse: Origine, Histoire, Diffusion, Résultats, par M. [Jean Marie] Aladel (Paris: Pillet et Dumoulin, 1881). Disponible dans Internet Archive et Open Library.

En la Fête de Sainte Catherine Labouré. Pour plus de livres gratuits, vous pouvez accéder à la liste des eBooks gratuits (par titres) et la liste des eBooks gratuits (regroupées par sujet)O Marie, concue sans péché, priez pour nous qui avons recours à vous!

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Online text: “Paul VI on Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium”, by Fr. Brian W. Harrison

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On the Memorial of the Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul in the Roman Rite; and on the anniversary of the promulgation of the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation “Dei Verbum” (18 November 1965). For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“[W]e do put to confusion all those who, in whatever manner… assemble in unauthorized meetings; by indicating that tradition derived from the apostles, of the very great, the very ancient, and universally known Church founded and organized at Rome by the two most glorious apostles, Peter and Paul; as also the faith preached to men, which comes down to our time by means of the successions of the bishops. For it is a matter of necessity that every Church should agree with this Church, on account of its preeminent authority, that is, the faithful everywhere, inasmuch as the tradition has been preserved continuously by those who exist everywhere.

“The blessed apostles, then, having founded and built up the Church, committed into the hands of Linus the office of the episcopate… Eleutherius does now, in the twelfth place from the apostles, hold the inheritance of the episcopate. In this order, and by this succession, the ecclesiastical tradition from the apostles, and the preaching of the truth, have come down to us. And this is most abundant proof that there is one and the same vivifying faith, which has been preserved in the Church from the apostles until now, and handed down in truth.” (St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies, III, iii, 2-3, ca. 180 AD)

Free ebook: “The Catholic Church and Science”, by Rev. John Gerard, S.J., et al.

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  • The Catholic Church and Science, by Rev. John Gerard, S.J., William Matthews, Dr. B.C.A. Windle, Walter Sweetman (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1908). May be read online and available in multiple formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) on Internet Archive and Open Library. Science, History, Apologetics.

On the Feast of Saint Albertus Magnus in the Roman Rite. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)

Online text: “Directives for Vocational Awareness in the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church”, by the Patriarchal Commission for Priestly Formation

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  • Directives for Vocational Awareness in the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, by the Patriarchal Commission for Priestly Formation (2012). Available in PDF format (here) at the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary.

On the Feast of St. Josaphat in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)

e-Livre gratuit: “Histoire de Saint Martin, Évêque de Tours”, par Achille Dupuy

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  • Histoire de Saint Martin, Évêque de Tours, contenant l’histoire de sa vie et celle de son culte, par Achille Dupuy (Tours: Imprimerie Ladeveze, 1852). Disponible dans Internet Archive , avec une copie deuxieme dans Internet Archive.

En la Fête de Saint Martin de Tours dans la Forme Ordinaire de Rite Romain. Pour plus de livres gratuits, vous pouvez accéder à la liste des eBooks gratuits (par titres) et la liste des eBooks gratuits (regroupées par sujet).

Dieu, notre refuge et notre force, regardez le peuple qui crie vers Vous ; et, par l’intercession de la Glorieuse et Immaculée Marie toujours Vierge, Mère de Dieu, avec Saint Joseph, son très chaste Epoux, Saint Michel Archange, Saint Jean Baptiste, Vos Saints Apôtres Pierre et Paul, André, et tous Vos Saints, écoutez avec bienveillance et miséricorde, les prières que nous Vous adressons pour la conversion des pécheurs, pour la liberté et le triomphe de notre Sainte Mère l’Eglise. Par le même Christ notre Seigneur. Amen.

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Free ebook: “The Roman Primacy, A.D. 430-451”, by Rev. Luke Rivington (with Imprimatur)

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  • The Roman Primacy, A.D. 430-451, by Rev. Luke Rivington (London, New York, Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in various formats (pdf, epub, mobi/kindle,  djvu, text, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
    • See also the same author’s The Primitive Church and the See of Peter, with an Introduction by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster (through our 30 June 2013 post)

On the Memorial of Pope St. Leo the Great in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)

Online text: “Sacred Architecture”, Issue 8 (2008)

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  • Sacred Architecture, Issue 8 (2008). Available in PDF format (here) through this page of Sacred Architecture. [N.B., Includes the articles “Anatomy of Sacred Art: Presence, Witness, and Transcendence” by Anthony Visco and “One Step Forward: An Analysis of Built of Living Stones” by Duncan G. Stroik, and the commentary “The Church from the Eucharist: The Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration” by Raymond Cardinal Burke, then Bishop of La Crosse]

On the Feast of the Dedication of the  Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour (Lateran Basilica) in the R0man Rite. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)

Online text: “Religious Art in France, XIII Century” by Emile Mâle

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On the Feast of the Four Crowned Marryrs in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)