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  • St. Clement Maria Hofbauer: A Biography, by Rev. John Hofer, C.Ss.R., translated from the 3rd German edition, by Rev. John B. Haas, C.Ss.R. (New York, Cincinnati: Frederick Pustet Co., 1926). With Imprimatur. The ebook is available in pdf format on this page of the Bellarmine Forums. The hardbound and paperback copy of the work (published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012) may be purchased at Amazon.
    • [N.B. 1, The site hosting the pdf ebook appears to be maintained by persons whose view of the 2nd Vatican Council runs contrary to the hermeneutic of reform and continuity propounded by Pope Benedict XVI. Readers are counselled to approach other pages on that site with prayerful caution.]
    • [N.B.2, We have provisionally assumed that the text is in the public domain since, according to the National Library of Australia website, the Rev. Hofer passed away on 1939. However, despite a diligent online search we failed to turn up evidence on the copyright status of the work in the US or the date of the passing of Rev. Haas. We would appreciate information on these matters; and we undertake to remove all links to the text if it is indeed still under copyright.

On the memorial of Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer (Clemens Maria Hofbauer) in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (national calendar of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland). For other online texts and more legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Blessed are the patient; they shall inherit the land. Blessed are those who mourn; they shall be comforted. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for holiness; they shall have their fill. Blessed are the merciful; they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart; they shall see God. Blessed are the peace-makers; they shall be counted the children of God.

“Blessed are those who suffer persecution in the cause of right; the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Blessed are you, when men revile you, and persecute you, and speak all manner of evil against you falsely, because of me. Be glad and light-hearted, for a rich reward awaits you in heaven; so it was they persecuted the prophets who went before you.”  (St. Matthew v, 3-12)