e-livre gratuit: “Vie de Saint Dominique”, par Henri-Dominique Lacordaire

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  • Vie de Saint Dominique, par le Révérend Père Henri-Dominique Lacordaire (Paris: Debecourt, 1841). Disponible à Internet Archive.
  • La 4e edition, précédée du Mémoire pour le rétablissement en France de l’Ordre des Frères prêcheurs, et suivie de la lettre sur le Saint-Siege (Paris: Sagnier et Bray, 1852) est disponible àInternet Archive.
  • La 5e edition, précédée du Mémoire pour le rétablissement en France de l’Ordre des Frères prêcheurs (Paris: Poussielgue-Rusand, 1860) est disponible à Internet Archive; et la 6e edition (Paris: Poussielgue-Rusand, 1860) est disponible à Internet Archive.
  • La 7e edition du Vie de Saint Dominique (Paris: Poussielgue Freres, 1871) est disponible à Internet Archive; la 9e edition (Paris: Poussielgue Freres, 1872) est disponible à Internet Archive; et la 12e edition (Paris: Poussielgue, 1911) est disponible à Internet Archive.

En la fête de Saint Dominique dans la forme ordinaire du 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.

(And if the grammar is wrong, please correct me. Merci!)


Online text: “Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road”, by Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People


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On the Feast of Saint Christopher in the Latin Church.

“Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and watchful eye, that no one shall be hurt as I pass by.  Thou gavest life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of Thine. Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company from the evils of fire and all calamity. Teach me to use my car for other’s need; nor miss through love of undue speed the beauty of the world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way.

“St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, protect me, and lead me safely to my destiny.” (from GetFed)

Online text: “The ‘New’ Evangelization in the Americas: On the Catholic Origins of Human Rights”, by David Lantigua

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In remembrance of Fr. Bartolome de las Casas, O.P. (d. 18 July 1566); and in observance of Mandela Day.

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)

Livre en ligne: “Théologie Séraphique: Extraite et Traduite des Oeuvres de Saint Bonaventure”

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  • Théologie Séraphique: Extraite et Traduite des Oeuvres de Saint Bonaventure; Contenant “L’Itineraire de l’Ame vers Dieu”, “Le Traité du Mepris du Monde”, “L’Ecuelle d’Or des Vertus”, “Le Bouquet Spirituel”, “Le Traité des Vertus”, et “L’Incendie de l’Amour”, par l’Abbé Celeste Alix, et par Acc. Alix (Paris: Jacques LeCoffre et Cie., 1853). Disponible dans Internet Archive.

Pour la Fête de Saint Bonaventure.

Online ebook: “The Catholic Home”, by Father Alexander, O.F.M.

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  • The Catholic Home, by Father Alexander, O.F.M., with a Foreword by the Bishop of Salford (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne, 1914). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in epub, mobi, pdf, and other formats at Internet Archive.

Posted on the Feast of Saints Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin.

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church, and delivered himself up for it, that he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, nor any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.

“So also ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the church: for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother: and shall adhere to his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh.

“This is a great sacrament: but I speak in Christ, and in the church.”  (Ephesians v, 25-32)

Online ebook: “The Ritual of the New Testament”, by T.E. Bridgett

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On the anniversary of the issuance of the Apostolic Letter Given Motu Proprio “Summorum Pontificum” on the Use of the Roman Liturgy Prior to the Reform of 1970, by Pope Benedict XVI (7 July 2007), for which we offer our own prayer of thanksgiving:

Our God and Savior Jesus Christ, we thank You for giving us Summorum Pontificum through Your faithful vicar Benedict, who thus affirmed and strengthened our liberty to celebrate the living Forms of the Roman Rite. Grant that we, who are nourished by the liturgy and tradition of Your Body the Church, may be ever filled with Your grace and truth, that we might remain in Your love until death and dwell with You forever in heaven. Amen.

Online text: “The Primacy of the Pope and the Unity of the People of God”, by Cardinal Ratzinger


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“The Primacy of the Pope and the Unity of the People of God”, by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Communio, vol. 41 (Spring 2014): pp. 112-128. Available in pdf format (here) through this page of Communio.

Posted on the Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the Roman Rite.

“The Roman Pontiff – like all the faithful – is subject to the Word of God, to the Catholic faith, and is the guarantor of the Church’s obedience… He does not make arbitrary decisions, but is spokesman for the will of the Lord, who speaks to man in the Scriptures lived and interpreted by Tradition; in other words, the episkope of the primacy has limits set by divine law and by the Church’s divine, inviolable constitution found in Revelation. The Successor of Peter is the rock which guarantees a rigorous fidelity to the Word of God against arbitrariness and conformism…” (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, The Primacy of the Successor of Peter in the Mystery of the Church, 7)

Online text: “Professional Ethics and Sanctification of Work”, by Carlos Llano Cifuentes

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Posted on the Feast of Saint Josemaria Escriva. See also the following works by the holy founder:

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“The Lord grants to every baptized person the necessary grace to reach the summits of divine charity. The small events of the day have within them an unsuspected greatness, and by living them with love towards God and towards one’s brethren, it is possible to overcome from the very start any split between faith and daily life” (Pope John Paul II, Address on “The Grandeur of Ordinary Life”)

“[T]he Church… insists first of all that the virtue of penitence be exercised in persevering faithfulness to the duties of one’s state in life, in the acceptance of the difficulties arising from one’s work and from human coexistence, in a patient bearing of the trials of earthly life and of the utter insecurity which pervades it…” (Pope Paul VI, Apostolic Constitution “Paenitemini”)





Online ebook: “The Glories of Divine Grace”, by Matthias Joseph Scheeben

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  • The Glories of Divine Grace: a free rendering of the original treatise of P. Eusebius Nieremberg, S. J, by Matthias Joseph Scheeben, translated from the fourth revised German edition by a Benedictine Monk of St. Meinrad’s Abbey, Ind., with the consent of the author and the permission of the superior (New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis: Benziger Brothers; London: R. Washbourne; Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, 1886). With Imprimatur for the original and approbation for the translation. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.

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  • The Catholic Doctrine of Grace, by George Hayward Joyce (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1920). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The Catholic Doctrine on Justification: Explained and Vindicated, by the Right Rev. Francis Patrick Kenrick (Philadelphia, Eugene Cummiskey, 1841). Available in various formats (pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Catholic Understanding of Justification, Sanctification, and Grace Compared with the Protestant, by Msgr. Lawrence Moran and Ronald J. Eldred. 98 pages. Available in PDF format through this page of Reasons to Believe: Catholic Apologetics.
  • The Coming Home Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1: Salvation and Justification. 43 pages. Available in PDF format through this page at The Coming Home Network. Includes the following articles:
    • “We Do Not Stand Alone” by Todd von Kampen,
    • “One Saving Action” by Dwight Longenecker,
    •  “But How ARE Catholics Saved?” from the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
    • “Salvation from the Perspective of the Early Church Fathers” by Chris Erickson,
    • “Justification By Faith” by Dr. William Marshner,
    • “NOT By Faith Alone” by James Akin, and
    • “Faith Alone, Faith and Works, or Is It Something Else?” by Marcus C. Grodi
  • Dogmatic Theology VII. Grace, Actual and Habitual: A Dogmatic Treatise, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo.: Herder, 1919). With Imprimatur. Available in PDF, Full Text and DjVu at Internet Archive. Another copy of the 1919 edition with Imprimatur is available in PDF, Full text, and EPUB formats at Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg. [NB, These are the best PDF copies online.] Still another copy of the 1919 edition is available in mutiple formats at Open Library and Internet Archive. The 1915 edition with Imprimatur is available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Living Tradition: Organ of the Roman Theological Forum, no. 25 (September 1989). Contains “Faith, Works and Justification”, by Brian W. Harrison, and “Wolfgang Smith: Teilhardism and the New Religion”, a review by John F. McCarthy. Available at the Roman Theological Forum.
  • Outlines of Dogmatic Theology, 2nd edition, in 3 volumes, by Sylvester Joseph Hunter, S.J. (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909). With Imprimatur. Volume III (Actual Grace, Justification, the Sacraments, the Last Things) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Sacraments Explained According to the Teaching and Doctrine of the Catholic Church; with an Introductory Treatise on Grace, by Arthur Devine (London: R. & T. Washbourn, 1918). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.

On the Feast of Saint Prosper of Aquitaine; and on the anniversary of publication of the Augsburg Confession expounding the Lutheran heresy.

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them: he it is that loveth me. And he that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father: and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him… If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and will make our abode with him

I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. If any one remaineth not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth

As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love.” (St. John xiv, 21, 23, xv, 5-6, xvi, 9)


Online ebook: “On the Mysteries of Faith & the Interior Life”, by Rev. Henry Collins

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  • Spiritual Conferences on the Mysteries of Faith and the Interior Life, by Rev. Henry Collins (London: R. Washbourne, 1875). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive; and also available at Google Books and Google Play Store.
  • Spiritual Conferences, by Rev. Henry Collins, edited by Rev. Joseph Degen, with an Introduction by Bishop John Keily (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1920). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

On the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in the Roman Rite.

“He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord, as the prophet, Isaias, said… I baptize with water: but there hath stood one in the midst of you, whom you know not. The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before me: the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose.” (St. John i, 23, 26-27)