Online audiobook & ebook: “On Loving God”, by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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“As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, as I also have kept my Father’s commandments, and do remain in his love… This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you.” (St. John xv, 9-10, 12-14)

“Let us, therefore, love God, because God first hath loved us. If any man say, I love God, and hateth his brother; he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he seeth, how can he love God, whom he seeth not? And this commandment we have from God, that he who loveth God, love also his brother.” (I John iv, 19-21)

Free ebook: The Reign of Jesus: Being an Abridgment of the Work of the Blessed Jean Eudes

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  • The Reign of Jesus: Being an Abridgment of the Work of the Blessed Jean Eudes, by the Abbé Granger, translated from the 2nd French edition by K.M.L. Harding (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benzinger Brothers, 1911). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in mobi, epub, pdf, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

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Texto en linea: Compendio de la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia, del Pontificio Consejo « Justicia y Paz »

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  • Compendio de la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia, del Pontificio Consejo « Justicia y Paz » (2004). Disponible en Opus Dei y la Santa Sede.

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Online text: “Mary and the Eucharist”, by James T. O’Connor

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  • “Mary and the Eucharist”, by James T. O’Connor, Marian Studies, Vol. 34 (Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth National Convention of the Mariological Society of America held in North Palm Beach, FLA.), Article 14, (1983): pp. 48-65. Available in pdf format through this page at Marian Studies.

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

Online text: Encyclical on the Hungarian Millennium, by Pope Leo XIII

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  • Saint Étienne: Roi Apostolique de Hongrie, par Emile Horn (Paris: V. Lecoffre, 1899). Disponible dans Internet Archive et Open Library.

Posted on the Memorial of Saint Stephen I, King of Hungary in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). Isten, áldd meg a magyart!

Free ebook: “The Blessed Virgin’s Goodness and Greatness”, by Matthew Russell

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  • Behold Your Mother: The Blessed Virgin’s Goodness and Greatness, by Matthew Russell, S.J. [1834-1912] (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Bros., 1909). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive.

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  • “Anaphoneo! Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant” (Presentation Notes), by Deacon Jeff Drzycimski. 14 pages. Available in PDF format on this page of Catholic Adult Faith. [N.B., Provides citations of the Holy Scriptures, the Fathers, and the Founders of Protestantism that attest to the truth of Catholic teaching on the Blessed Mother]
  • Apostolic Exhortation “Signum Magnum”, by Blessed Pope Paul VI, 13 May 1967. May be read online on this page of the Catholic News Agency, and at the Holy See. A summary is available on this page at the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Wichita, and on this page at the International Marian Research Institute. [N.B., The document is titled “On Devotion to the Most Blessed Mary” at the Catholic News Agency; “on Venerating and Imitating the Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church and Model of All Virtues” at the International Marian Research Institute; and “On the necessity to venerate and imitate the Blessed Virgin Mary” at GCatholic.]
  • The Blessed Virgin in the Fathers of the First Six Centuries, by Thomas Livius, C.Ss.R., with a Preface by Herbert Cardinal Vaughan, Archbishop of Westminster (London: Burns and Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger, 1893). May be read online, and available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, text, etc.) at Internet Archive. Also available at Google Books.
  • The Coming Home Journal: Mary, Mother of God. Available in PDF format (on this page) of the Coming Home Network International. [Contains, among others, the following articles: “Our Lady’s Gentle Call to Peace” by Joan Tussing, “Who is Mary of Nazareth?” by Kenneth J. Howell, Ph.D., “What is Devotion to Mary?” by Mark Miravalle, “Martin Luther’s Devotion to Mary” by Dave Armstrong, “Hail Mary” by Lynn Nordhagen, “Mary and the Problem of Christian Unity” by Kenneth J. Howell, and “What About Marian Apparitions?” by Mark Miravalle.]
  • “Eschatology and the Church in the Light of the Assumption”, by Paul E. Duggan, Marian Studies, Vol. 56 (2005). Available in PDF format (through this page) at Marian Studies.

  • The Fairest Flower of Paradise: Considerations on the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, Enriched with Examples Drawn from the Lives of the Saints, by Very Rev. Alexis M. Lépicier, O.S.M. (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, 1922). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf format (on this page) at Saints’ Books. May be read online, and available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, text, etc.) at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy).
  • Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with the history of the devotion to her, from the French of the Abbe Orsini; to which is added Meditations on the Litany of the Virgin, from the French of the Abbe Edouard Barthe; also Poems on the Litany of Loreto, from the German of the Countess Hahn-Hahn, translated by the Very Rev. F.C. Husenbeth (London, New York: Virtue and Company). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive. [N.B., It is mistakenly indexed as Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with the History of the Devotion to Her; Completed by the Traditions of the East, the Writings of the Fathers, and the Private History of the Jews, a title that refers to a different translation of the Abbe Orisini’s work, by Mrs. J. Sadlier.]
  • Mary, by Peter Kreeft (New Haven: Connecticut: Knights of Columbus Supreme Council, 2001). With Imprimatur. Part of the Luke E. Hart Series: Basic Elements of the Catholic Faith (General Editor, Father John A. Farren, O.P.). The audiobook may be listened to, and is available in mp3 format, and the ebook may be View Online and is available in pdf format, at the Catholic Information Service of the Knights of Columbus.’
  • Mary, the Mother of God (New Haven, CT: Knights of Columbus, Catholic Information Service, 1965, 1999). Pamphlet. With Imprimatur. Available in PDF format on this page through the Knights of Columbus Council 697 [N.B., The document states: “No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher”]
  • Mary the Mother of Christ in Prophecy and Its Fulfillment: controversial letters in vindication of the position assigned by the Catholic Church to the ever-blessed Mother of the world’s Redeemer in the divine economy of man’s salvation: in reply to the Right Reverend Dr. Kingdon, Bishop of Fredericton, New Brunswick and his vicar John M. Davenport, priest of the Mission Church, St. John, New Brunswick, 2nd ed., by Richard F. Quigley (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet & Co., 1892). Available in multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Meditations on the Most Blessed Virgin, by Most Hon. Brother Philippe, translated from the French (Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1874). With Imprimatur and ecclesiastical approbation. May be read online, and available in various formats, at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Message of Montfort: A Modern Commentary on the Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, by Patrick Fannon, D.D. (Liverpool: The Montfort Press, 1964). With Imprimatur. Available in 2 parts at Christendom-Awake.org: Part 1, and Part 2. [N.B., We have assumed that the text was uploaded on the website with the permissions required by law. If this is not correct, please advise us so that we can remove the link.]
  • The Mother of Christ: or, The Blessed Virgin Mary in Catholic Tradition, Theology, and Devotion, by Oliver Rodie Vassall-Phillips (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, 1922). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, Book contributor: Wellesley College Library).
  • On Holy Images (Followed by Three Sermons on the Assumption), by St. John of Damascus (7th-8th century AD), translated from the original Greek by Mary W. Allies (London: Thomas Baker, 1898). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.

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Online text: “Altar Boy Handbook”, edited by Tom Mead (with other resources for altar servers)

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  • Altar Boy Handbook, edited by Tom Mead, September 2009 (Gainesville, Virginia: Holy Trinity Parish, Diocese of Arlington, 2009). Available in pdf format (on this page) at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
    • [N.B., Although this is not directly connected to the text, we note with joy and hope that the parish’ website declares: “The mission of Holy Trinity Catholic Church is to lead all parishioners to Heaven and the Beatific Vision of the Blessed Trinity.” Such fidelity to Christ our Lord and the mission He entrusted to His one true Church is a blessing indeed. Deo gratias!]

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Online text: Apostolic Letter to the Youth of the World, by Pope John Paul II

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  • Apostolic Letter “Dilecti Amici” to the Youth of the World on the Occasion of International Youth Year, by Pope John Paul II, 31 March 1985. May be read online at the Holy See and at IntraText.

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  • Christian Pedagogy; orThe Instruction and Moral Training of Youth, by Patrick Albert Halpin (New York: J.F. Wagner, 1909). With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats (pdf, epub, Kindle, Daisy, text, djvu) at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.
  • A Course of Religious Instruction for Catholic Youth, by Rev. John Gerard, S.J. [1840-1912] (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1901). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive. The 4th edition is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Guide for Catholic Young Women, Especially for Those Who Earn Their Own Living, 35th ed., revised, by the Rev. George Deshon (New York: The Columbus Press, 1910). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, djvu, Daisy and txt formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. The 29th edition (New York: Catholic Books Exchange, 1893) is available in at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Lettre Apostolique “Dilecti Amici” à Tous les Jeunes du Monde à l’Occasion de l’Année Internationale de la Jeunesse, du Pape Jean-Paul II, 31 mars 1985. Disponible à le Saint Siege.
  • Pastoral Letter to Young People on Chastity, from the Episcopal Commission on Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (Ottawa: Concacan, 2011). Available in pdf format at Archdiocese of Vancouver.
  • Theology of the Body for Families & Single People, plus Family Chastity Formation in Virtue and Purity of Heart: Universal Truths about Human Sexuality for People of All Ages, with Extensive References to the Official Teachings of the Roman Catholic Church (Kettle River, Minnesota: Communitas Dei Patris, 2006-2017). (Rev: 1/25/2017). Available in pdf format (here) through this page of Family Prayer Night[The text states: “This free pdf version of Theology of the Body for Families & Single People plus Family Chastity Formation in Virtue & Purity of Heart is a gift from parents to parents with the blessings of the Church. Any reproductions, full or partial, are not to be sold; sales, as such, are strictly forbidden.”]
  • The Young Man’s Guide: Counsels, Reflections, and Prayers for Catholic Young Men, by Rev. F. X. Lasance (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benzinger Brothers, 1910). With Imprimatur. Available at HathiTrust Digital Library; and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats at Open Library and Internet Archive[N.B.1, According to the author’s Preface, the work is adapted from Hinaus ins Leben by Fr. Colestin Muff, O.S.B.] [N.B.2, We learned from Internet Archive that Fr. Lasance lived until 1946, but no online source appears to indicate the year of the decease of Fr. Muff. Therefore, while we have assessed as uncertain but probable that this work is in the public domain, we would appreciate further information on Fr. Muff and the text. Thank you.]

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Free ebook: “Saint Clare of Assisi: Her Life and Legislation”, by Ernest Gilliat-Smith

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  • Saint Clare of Assisi: Her Life and Legislation, by Ernest Gilliat-Smith (London, Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd.; New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1914). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive, and a 3rd copy at Internet Archive, and a 4th copy at Internet Archive. Available at the HathiTrust Digital Library, with a 2nd copy at HathiTrust Digital Library. [Note: We believe this work is in the public domain in most jurisdictions that reckon copyright based on the lifetime of the author, who passed away in 1935 according to WikiSource, Ancestry, and GENi. If this is incorrect, kindly advise us on the comments. Thank you]

On the Feast of Saint Clare of Assisi in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. See also these related texts:

  • Instrução “Verbi Sponsa” sobre a Vida Contemplative e a Clausura das Monjas, pelo Congregação para os Institutos de Vida Consagrada e Sociedades de Vida Apostólica, 13 de Maio 1999. Disponível em Site da Santa Sé.
  • The Mission of the Contemplative Orders (Techny, Illinois: Society of the Divine Word). With 1912 Imprimatur. Distributed by the Monastery of Poor Clares, West Park, Ohio. Available in various formats (pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, etc.) at Internet Archive.
  • On Prayer and the Contemplative Life, by St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by the Very Rev. Hugh Pope, with a Preface by the Very Rev. Vincent McNabb (London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne, Ltd., 1914). With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats at Many Books.net, and Project Gutenberg, as well as at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Contemplative Prayer, by Père Maurice de la Taille, S.J., translated by a Tertiary of the Order of Mount Carmel (London: Burns Oates and Washbourne Ltd., 1926) With Imprimatur. Available in PDF format on this page of Catholic Pamphlets.net and may be read online on this page of The Liturgia Latina Project. Another edition is available in PDF format at the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries.
  • The Princess of Poverty: Saint Clare of Assisi and the Order of Poor Ladies, by Father Marianus Fiege, O.M.Cap. (Evansville, Indiana: Poor Clares of the Monastery of S. Clare, 1900/1901). With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats at Internet Archive as linked from the Catholic Research Resources Alliance.
  • The Rule of the Holy Virgin Saint Clare, Permissu Superiorum, 1621; to which is Added, Constitutions for the Convent in its Present State Approved by the Most Rev. Doctor Troy; with Short Notes on the Dispensations by the Rev. M.P. Kinsella (Dublin: Browne & Nolan, 1856). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

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Online ebook: “The C.W.C. Cook Book”, by Margaret McHale

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  • The C.W.C. Cook Book, by Margaret McHale (Scranton, Pa.: Catholic Women’s Club, 1913). May be read online, and available in mobi, epub, pdf, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

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