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All Will Be Well. Free Traditional Catholic Books - Catholic Tradition - Traditional Catholic Reading | Traditional Catholic. Thanks to technology, and perhaps due to Christianity’s low status in our modern liberal age, there is a fantastic treasure trove of good, traditional Catholic books available for free or near-free. Below are links to valuable and timeless Catholic texts (including those written by great saints and Fathers and Doctors of the Church) that you can read and download for free. Take advantage of this – they have changed my life and will change yours, too. Tolle et lege! Please say a prayer for my sanctification. (Due to the length of the book list it became necessary to split it in two. NOTE ABOUT THE SEARCH FUNCTION: The searched for terms will be highlighted in yellow throughout all the pages.

Catholic life, path to holiness The Imitation of Christ (Thomas a Kempis) – pdf, text, audio; or pdf here and here Uniformity with God’s Will (St. Humility of Heart (Fr. The Way of Salvation and of Perfection (St. Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence (St. Letter to the Friends of the Cross (St. Bl. The After Dinner Scholar » Blog Archive » Gothic Cathedrals: The Architecture of Contemplation with Dr. Jason Baxter.

Paternosters: Death's-head devotions. Would you give your sweetheart a ring with a grinning skull on it as a symbol of your love? In the Middle Ages or Renaissance, you might well have done exactly that. Such a "memento mori" ("remember death") gift was a demonstration that you were a serious, devout and right-thinking person, just the sort of suitor that would favorably impress your sweetie's parents. But I can't help thinking that the private reaction of some young ladies at receiving such a gift would still be "Eeeeuuuwww -- Yuck!

" Needless to say, the medieval preoccupation with skulls continues to fascinate moderns. The Victorians enthusiastically spread "medieval" doom and gloom everywhere. Modern "goths" are fond of skulls as well. The notion that medieval Christianity is naturally gloomy and oppressive makes skulls seem like a natural decorative motif. What I've been able to find is actually fairly minimal. There are some isolated skull beads or pendants that survive that may well have decorated rosaries.

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A Knight of the White Cross: An Examination of Conscience. The following examination of conscience was found in the "Missal" of Sir Laurence Shipley after his death and reprinted in The Path of Prayer by Fr. Vincent McNabb. Let me ask my heart how it stands with God! Is God my God? Or is He only one amongst many gods, vulgar or sinful, whom I strive to serve? Is God the Sovereign of my mind? Dying Well Introduction. E.M. Gerli and Christopher McDonald, Georgetown University E. Michael GerliGeorgetown University The Castilian Arte de bien morir y breve confessionario reproduced and edited here is a unique exemplar. The sole surviving witness of this printed edition may be found in the Library of the Real Monasterio del Escorial in Spain.

The Arte de bien morir reproduced here has no title page but Konrad Haebler (no. 36 bis) says it was published by Pablo Hurus and Juan Planck at Zaragoza between 1480-84. In addition to the one reproduced here, four other incunable editions are known to have been published in Spain: One printed by Pablo Hurus at Zaragoza in 1489 (Haebler 37, belonging to the Bodleian Library); two 1493 Zaragoza editions in Catalan by Pablo Hurus (Haebler 37 [5]); and a final one by Nicolás Spindeler published at Valencia in 1497 (Vindel III, no 69).

Latin artes moriendi had been printed in Germany since 1475. BIbliography Fernández, Benigno. Haebler, Konrad. O'Connor, Mary Catharine. Azathoth | Cryo Chamber. Conversion of the Heart: Love and Penitence. There are a few verses from Sacred Scripture I pray every Catholic thinks very deeply about -- and prays even more deeply about. They are: James 2:15-26 What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him? And if a brother or sister be naked, and want daily food: And one of you say to them: Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; yet give them not those things that are necessary for the body, what shall it profit? So faith also, if it have not works, is dead in itself. But some man will say: Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without works; and I will shew thee, by works, my faith.

Contrary to the idea many Protestants have that all we have to do is intellectually conclude that Jesus is the Son of God and we will thereafter be assured of salvation, Sacred Scripture tells us that even the demons know Who He is. Matthew 22:36-39 Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? I Corinthians 13:1-8 Repentance. Ghosts. Mary’s battering ram: the rosary - District of the USA. From the Asia District’s newsletter, Apostle (issue #37), we offer as an extract the editorial of Fr. Daniel Couture (District Superior) concerning the efficaciousness of the rosary, the many calls for rosary crusades throughout the ages of the Church, and the pertinence of the ongoing 5-million Rosary Crusade of the SSPX.

Dear Friends and Benefactors, This year marks the 800th anniversary of the heavenly gift of the Holy Rosary to St. Dominic and through him to the whole Church. The year was 1214; St. Dear Dominic, do you know what weapon the Most Holy Trinity wants to use to reform the world? " St. O my Lady, you know it much better than I do, because, next to your Son, Jesus Christ, you have always been the instrument of our salvation. " Our Lady continued: I want you to know that in this kind of warfare the ‘battering ram’ has always been the Angelic Psalter which is the corner stone of the New Testament. Our Lady gave a means “to reform the world”. St. The first Dominican Pope, St. Fr. The Celtic Church — Myth and Reality - For many people — practicing, nominal, and non-Catholic alike — in the United States, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere, St. Patrick’s day is welcome relief from the rigours (if any) of Lent, or at the very least a mid-spring party.

Shamrocks abound as do green clothes of all varieties; the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Emerald Society, and suchlike bodies parade — these days not always without controversy — in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and the many other centres of the Irish diaspora. Even taco stands and Chinese restaurants sometimes feature variations on the omnipresent corned beef and cabbage. And there is booze. In the Emerald Isle itself, the day was primarily a strictly religious and civic one until about 20 years ago when Dublin and some other locales began putting on American style fiestas. Now the Irish — Catholic or Protestant — think of themselves as a Celtic people. A few days later is the feast of St. On St. The Celtic Church — Myth and Reality - La danse macabre du Grand-Bâle. La danse macabre de Bâle est certainement l'une des plus célèbres œuvres de ce genre.

C'est l'une des plus anciennes, l'une des plus reproduites et, finalement, l'une des plus étudiées à notre époque. Réalisée en 1440, elle ornait le cimetière du couvent des Dominicains, sur la rive gauche du Rhin, dans la section de la ville appellé Grand-Bâle (Grossbasel). Elle a ensuite été copiée entre 1450 et 1460 dans le couvent de Klingenthal, sur la rive droite, dans le Petit-Bâle (Kleinbasel). Ces deux peintures murales sont riches en histoire.

Voici celle dela danse macabre du Grand-Bâle (pour la seconde, voir la danse macabre de Klingenthal). Historique1440: Réalisation de la danse macabre du Grand-Bâle, une fresque de plus de 60 mètres de long, sur la face intérieure du cimetière du couvent des Dominicains. 1614-1616: Construction d'un auvent pour protéger l'œuvre des intempéries. 19-20esiècle: Transfert des fragments sauvegardés au Musée historique de Bâle.

Lent used to be a lot harder than it is now - CNA Blog. If you found yourself complaining of a rumbly stomach on Ash Wednesday, or whining about the McDonald’s fish sandwich in your lunch on Friday, you may want to think of the Catholics of the past and be silent. Fasting used to be a much more strenuous affair, with Catholics not being able to eat anything until sunset. The “when” of the main meal was eventually allowed at 3 p.m., and then at noon, and then even earlier if one had a good reason. The rules of fasting and abstinence have changed even more over time, making the rules of fasting for a modern Catholic seem pretty relaxed in comparison, even when looking at how the requirements have changed in the past 100 years or so.

An archived article from the Denver Catholic Register, dated during Lent of 1906, lays out the much more stringent guidelines followed by Catholics of yesteryear. Here are the rules from 1906 pertaining particularly to the Lenten fast: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Liquid Bread: The Top 5 Bock Beers for Lent | The Catholic Gentleman. So you gave up dessert for Lent? Good for you, you wimp! Once upon a time, German monks ate nothing for the entirety of the Lenten fast. No bread, no salad, no fruit—nothing. Beat that. How did they survive, you ask? Around 700 years ago, German monks in the town of Einbeck developed a specific style of malty, dark, high alcohol beer to help sustain them during intense periods of fasting. Now, these beers were so delicious that the monks began to wonder if they were contrary to the spirit of Lenten penance. Seeing as beer has a long history as Lenten fare, I thought I would suggest five Bock style beers to sustain you during the long dark days until Easter.

Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock – Founded in the year 1050, the Weltenburger brewery is one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. There you have it: Five delicious Bock-style beers for the remaining weeks of Lent. What are your favorite Bock or Doppelbock style beers? Like this: Like Loading...