Prayers and Devotions

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  1. The Anglican Use Office (Mansfield, Massachusetts: Partridge Hill Press, 2006). Available in PDF format at the Partridge Hill Press.
  2. The Biblical Basis for Praying to Mary and for Catholic Teachings on Mary [Tract]. Available in PDF format at Most Holy Family Monastery. [Caution: The website is sedevacantist (believes that the papal office is presently vacant) and rejects the Second Vatican Council. Please avoid reading other texts on the website.
  3. The Book of Divine Worship; Being Elements of the Book of Common Prayer Revised and Adapted according to the Roman Rite for Use by Roman Catholics Coming from the Anglican Tradition, Approved by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (Mt. Pocono, PA: Newman House Press, 2003). With Imprimatur. Available in PDF format (on this page) of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, linked to by Daily Office; and on this page, linked to by the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society. [N.B., Steven Cavanaugh of Anglican Use reported that there will soon be a revised Book of Divine Worship, with the order of the Mass conforming to the new translation of the Roman Missal.]
  4. Byzantine Catholic Hymnal: Traditional Spiritual Songs and Hymns of the Divine Liturgy in English and Slavonic (Pittsburgh, PA: Metropolitan Cantor Institute/ Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 2007). Available in PDF format (on this page) of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh.
  5. Byzantine Catholic Prayer For the Home. Available in PDF, Full Text and DJVU formats at Internet Archive, which describes its contents as “Prayers used by Byzantine Catholics. Includes Common Prayers, Devotional Prayers, Evening and Morning Prayers, The Office of Hours (Matins, Vespers, Compline, Hours, Propers), the Menaion, Akathists, Molebens, and Divine Liturgy. Texts are public domain religious texts used by members.”
  6. Cantiques à St. Joseph dédiés à la jeunesse canadienne. Suivis de pieux exercices en l’honneur du même saint et des saints anges [Songs to St. Joseph dedicated to Canadian youth. Followed by devotions in honor of that saint and the holy angels] (Montreal: J. Lovell, 1862). With approbation of the bishop of Montreal. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: University of Ottawa, Book contributor: Faculty of Music, University of Toronto).
  7. The Christian Father; what he should be, and what he should do, together with a collection of prayers suitable to his condition, by Right Rev. W. Cramer, Bishop of Munster, translated by Rev. L.A. Lambert (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1883). With Imprimatur. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library. [NB, Both of the Internet Archive and Open Library entries mistakenly index the book as Lives of the popes in the early middle ages, by Horace Kinder Mann, Johannes Hollnsteiner, but the document links lead to The Christian Father. I’ll check it every now and then to see if the index is modified.]
  8. Come Holy Spirit – Help Us To Pray, by Benedict Heron OSB (1997). May be read online at Christendom Awake.
  9. The Devotions of St. Anselm of Canterbury. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  10. The Divine Office, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  11. The divine office: considered from a devotional point of view, by Abbé Nicolas Bacuez, 1820-1892, ed. by Ethelred Luke Taunton), 1857-1907 (London : Burns and Oates ; New York : Catholic Publication Society, 1885?). With a foreword by Cardinal Manning. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Trinity College, University of Toronto).
  12. Devotion to the Most Holy Sacrament, by Pagani, Giovanni Battista, 1806-1860 (London : Art and Book Co.,1892). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto).
  13. E.Book of Common Prayers. May be accessed online at Catholic Community Forum, with a framed version here.
  14. [Explanation of the] Hail Mary, by St. Thomas Aquinas. Available on EWTN Library, as indexed on the St. Thomas Aquinas page of the Russian-language Medieval Philosophy Library.
  15. Explanation of the Lord’s Prayer, by St. Thomas Aquinas. Available on EWTN Library, as indexed on the St. Thomas Aquinas page of the Russian-language Medieval Philosophy Library.
  16. The externals of the Catholic church: her government, ceremonies, festivals, sacramentals, and devotions, by Rev. John Francis Sullivan (New York : P. J. Kenedy & sons, 1917). With Imprimatur. May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  17. The externals of the Catholic church, her government, ceremonies, festivals, sacramentals, and devotions, 2d ed. rev. to conform to the new code of canon law, by Rev. John F. Sullivan (New York: P. J. Kenedy & sons, 1918). With Imprimatur. May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Open Library.
  18. General Catholic Devotions, Compiled by Rev. Bonaventure Hammer, O.F.M. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1909). With Imprimatur. Available on Project Gutenberg.
  19. Guide to a Catholic Church: for non-Catholic visitors; in which the meaning of various objects of devotion is simply explained, and a short exposition given of the main points of Catholic belief, with the prayers of the chief services in Latin and English, by Fox, W. L., O’Gorman, R. A (London : R. & T. Washbourne ; New York : Benziger Bros, 1904). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Regis College Library, University of Toronto).
  20. The Holy Rosary, by St. Josemaria Escriva. May be read at or downloaded from Escrivaworks.org . (copyright Studium Foundation, rights reserved).
  21. Mahal na Ejercicio ó Devocion nang Pitong Arao na Domingo, na Pinagcalooban nang Santo Papa nang Indulgencia Plenaria sa Balang Domingo. Sa capurihan nang pitong sáquit at pitong ligaya nang malualhating Patriarca Señor San Josef [Exalted Exercise or Devotion for Seven Sundays, with a Plenary Indulgence from the Holy Father for the (Last?) Sunday. In Praise of the Seven Sorrows and Seven Joy of our Gloriuos Patriarch Saint Joseph], translated into Tagalog by D. Antonio Florentino Puansen (Manila: Santos y Bernal, 1906). With approbation. Available at Project Gutenberg and in more formats at Many Books.net. [N.B. These are prayers in honor of St. Joseph written in old-spelling Tagalog.]
  22. Mary, Help of Christians: And the Fourteen Saints Invoked as Holy Helpers: Instructions, Legends, Novenas and Prayers with Thoughts of the Saints for Every Day in the Year, compiled by Bonaventure Hammer (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1909). With Imprimatur. Available in many formats at Manybooks.net.
  23. The New Raccolta: Or, Collection of Prayers and Good Works, to which the Sovereign Pontiffs Have Attached Holy Indulgences. Published in 1898 by Order of His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII. From the Third Italian Edition, Authorized and Approved by the Sacred Congregation of Holy Indulgences, To Which is Added an Appendix Containing Prayers for Mass, and Vespers for Sunday (Philadelphia: Peter F. Cunningham & Son, 1903) With Imprimatur and with approbation from the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences and Holy Relics. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  24. Prayer: The great means of obtaining Salvation and all the graces which we desire of God, by St Alphonsus de Liguori. May be read online at Catholic Treasury.
  25. Praying for Healing: The Challenge, by Benedict Heron, OSB. With Foreword by the Rt. Revd Maurice Taylor, Bishop of Galloway. May be read online at Christendom Awake. [N.B., the webpage is incorrectly labelled “I Saw Satan Fall: The Ways of Spiritual Warfare”]
  26. The Raccolta or Collection of Indulgenced Prayers & Good Works, translated by Ambrose St John of the Oratory of St Philip Neri, Birmingham (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Chicago, Cincinnati Benziger Bros, 1910). With Imprimatur. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index. May also be read online or downloaded in various formats (PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, Full Text DjVu) at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  27. Via Crucis, or, The Holy Way of the Cross: containing a novena for the passion of Our Lord, a devout method for performing the stations of the cross, prayers at mass, &c.; with concise instructions on the scapular, and the novena of St. Francis Xaverius &c. &c. &c. compiled for the congregation of St. Patrick’s Church. (Quebec: Augustin Cote & Co., 1844) With episcopal approbation. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  28. The visible church, her government, ceremonies, sacramentals, festivals and devotions, a compendium of “The externals of the Catholic church”, 5th ed., rev., by John F. Sullivan ; with 120 illustrations from pen drawings by the author. (New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1922). Available at Open Library.
  29. The Way of the Cross, by St. Josemaria Escriva. May be read at or downloaded from Escrivaworks.org. (copyright Studium Foundation, rights reserved)
  30. We consecrate ourselves to you forever, o hearts of Jesus and Mary (Booklet). May be read online at Christendom Awake: Part 1 and Part 2.
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2 thoughts on “Prayers and Devotions”

  1. 1906 by Dinner bros. The coffin’s Instructions , Dogmatical and Moral, of the Epistles and Gospels of the Sundays, Holy -days and Saints Feasts thoughout the year.
    From original German any value?

    • I believe it is; and it may be a later edition of these works indexed in the Project: “Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays” and “Explanation of the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays, Holydays and Festivals throughout the Ecclesiastical Year; to which are added Instructions on Christian Faith and Morals, Explanations of Different Ceremonies and Practices of the Church, and the lives of many Saints”, both translated from the work of Rev. Leonard Goffine.

      God bless you.

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