See this legally free ebook:

  • The Directorium Asceticum; or, Guide to the Spiritual Life, 5thedition, by Giovanni Battista Scaramelli, translated and edited at St. Beuno’s College, North Wales, with a Preface by Cardinal Manning (London: R. & T. Washbourne; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1902).
    • Volume 1 is available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive.
    • Volume 2 is available in various formats at Internet Archive. The 7th edition of Volume 2 (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne, 1917) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library [labeled as Volume 1 on the OL index page].
    • Volume 3 is available in various formats at Internet Archive.
    • Volume 4 is available in various formats at Internet Archive.

On the Feast of St. John Climacos in the Maronite 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)

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