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The Sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ.

By Father Thomas of Jesus. 1 vol., 12mo, cloth,
beveled, $2. This is the great standard book of Medi-
tation and Instruction on the Life and Sufferings of our

The Catholic World 3ays of it :

" This is a work composed by a great saint, and justly de-
serving of the great reputation it has always enjoyed as one
of the best of spiritual books. It contains an inexhaustible
mine of meditation, sufficient to last a person during his
whole life, and just as new and fresh after the hundredth
perusal as during the first. It is as a book for meditation that
it should be used, and for this purpose it cannot be too highly
recommended to religious communities or to devout persons in
the world who desire and need a guide and model for the
practice of meditation."

The Sufferings of Jesus,

By Catherine Emmerich. Translated by a Sister of
Mercy. 1 vol., 18mo.

Cloth, with a fine steel Engraving of the

" Agony in the Garden" 60 cents.

NOTICES of the press.

This is a very attractive little volume, relating to the
passion and death of our Saviour. The authoress is repre-
sented as having been favored with visions during the holy
season of Lent, in which she spiritually witnessed the progress
of the " Sufferings of Jesus." What was thus revealed to her
she describes in a graceful style, which this condensed trans-


lation presents unimpaired to edify the reader." — N. Y. Truth

Persons of contemplative minds can have no better guide
to the thrilling scenes of Calvary than the Sufferings. — N. Y.

Here is an excellent book, and is a valuable addition to
our books of devotion. It is got out in good style, and is em-
bellished with a beautiful engraving of our Blessed Lord in
his agony. — Boston Pilot.

Spiritual Progress.

By Rev. J. W. Cummings, D. D., late Pastor of St. Ste-
phen's Church, New York.
1 vol., 12mo, cloth, red edges $1 50

The Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph says of it :

" After a careful perusal of the work, we beg to advise our

readers to purchase, preserve, and attentively read it. It is a

work of merit."

Selections from the Writings of Fenelon,

With an introduction by Rev. Thomas S. Preston, and
a sketch of the life of Fenelon, by J. G-. R. Hassard,

1 vol., 12mo, cloth, plain $1 25

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This book is a gem. — Catholic Telegraph.
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The Following of Christ.

In four books, by Thomas A Kempis. Translated from
the Latin by Rt. Rev. Richard Challoner, D. D.

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Instructions on the Commandments and Sacra-

Translated from the Italian of St. Alphonsus M. Liguori.
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A Treatise on Prayer,

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The Ark of the Covenant ;

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A Month of May;

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The Little Month of the Holy Infancy;

Or, the First Mysteries of the Life of Our Lord Jesus
Christ, proposed to the imitation of youth. Trans-
lated from the French of the Abbe Letourneur, V. G.
of Soissons, and dedicated to the members of the Society
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closes with a beautiful historical example well calculated to
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Think WellOn't;

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The Manual of the Confraternities,

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Trinity ; the Scapular of the Passion ; the Scapular of
the Immaculate Conception ; the Scapular of the Seven
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By Marie Josephine.

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The gifted author of this, while yet a Protestant, and with
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giving in poetry the life of the Blessed Virgin ; and after she
had completed it, the present work, " Rosa Mystica," she
formally renounced Protestantism and professed Catholicism —
a striking example of the fact that our holy religion requires
only investigation in order to be adopted. The work is an
unique gem. It possesses much fervent piety, poetical excellency
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Rosa Immaculata,

or, Tower of Ivory in the House of Anna and Joachim.



A Poem by Marie Josephine, author of u Rosa Mystica."
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Edina and Marguerite,

A tale by the author of the "Orphan of Moscow."
18mo, cloth, gilt back, 60 cents.


It is a highly pleasing story for young persons, illustrative
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and friendship. — Philadelphia C. Herald.

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The Young Communicants,

By the author of " Geraldine." 1 vol., 18mo, cloth,
38 cents.

It is unnecessary to point out the merits of a book written
by the author of "Geraldine." It may not, however, be out
of place to say that Father Joslin especially recommends it as
a most instructive and interesting book, in a note in that ex-
cellent prayer book, the Star of Bethlehem.

Legends of the Blessed Virgin,

Translated from the French of Colin de Plancy, and pub-
lished with the approbations of the Archbishop of Paris
and his Eminence Cardinal Wiseman.

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These legends have a world wide celebrity.

Filial and Fraternal Piety

By Brother Philippe, Superior-General of the Brothers
of the Christian Schools. Translated from the French by
Christine Farville.

1 vol., 18mo, cloth 60 cents.

" " gilt edges 90 "


This book contains over one hundred remarkable and well
authenticated examples of the blessings that attend filial duty,
and of the awful retribution which has followed contempt or
neglect of this sacred duty. Each of these examples is an
interesting, sometimes a delightful oe a thrilling narra-


These remarkable narratives are presented under the fol .
lowing heads :

I. Love for Parents.
II. Kespect for Parents.

III. Bearing with the Faults of our Parents.

IV. Respect due to Old Age.
V. Obedience to Parents.

VI. Bodily Assistance due to Parents.

VII. Spiritual Assistance due to Parents.
VIII. Concord between Brothers and Sisters.

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Promised Land. By Brother Philippe, Superior-General
of the Christian Brothers, author of " Examples of Filial
and Fraternal Piety," &c.

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The Sheaf.

By M. Alfred des Essabts. Translated from the French
by Christine Farville.

1 vol., 18mo, cloth $0 90

" M « gilt edges 1 20


As we deliver up to the public the simple narratives that
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its aim. There are all kinds of sheaves : sheaves of flowers in
spring, sheaves of corn in summer. As provident people, let
us make for the long evenings of the latter end of autumn, for
those long nights that claim moral amusement, our sheaf of


Morality has also its flowers, it nourishes like the corn, and
the nutrition it gives to the soul should be well chosen. On
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there will not be found in our sheaf one single sterile shoot
that cautious censure would wish to cut off.

May Templeton,

A Tale of Faith and Love. By the author of " Tyborne,
and Who Went Thither," <kc, <fec.

1 vol., 12mo, cloth, plain $1 50

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This is perhaps the most elegantly written work in the
whole range of Catholic fiction. It exhibits, on the part of its
distinguished author, a rare union of genius and common
sense, with a very remarkable knowledge of the motives
which prompt and influence human action.


A Tale. Translated from the French.

1 vol., 12mo, cloth $1 25

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This is a tale of great pathos and brilliancy. It excited a
remarkable degree of interest in France, and no doubt will bo
no less welcome to American readers.

Charming Stories for the Young,

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The Seceet of Riches. — A Tale of the last Century.

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Coenelio; or, the False Vocation. — Enameled paper

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Adventuees and Misfoetunes of a Saxon School-


An Episode of the Kussian Campaign 15

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Heneietta and Gteetchen. — 1 vol., 18mo, cloth 30

Seceet of Kiches and Saueemonde. — 1 vol., 18mo,

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Coenelio and Valentine. — 1 vol., 18mo, cloth 30

The Saxon Schoolmastee. " " " 30

The Campaign in Russia. " " " 30



The Manual of the Immaculate Conception.

A collection of prayers for general use, including ttie
most approved devotions to the Blessed Mother of God,
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Novenas for the principal Feasts of the Blessed Virgin.

Novena to Saint Joseph.

Vespers for the Festivals of the Blessed Virgin.

Chaplet of Twelve Stars.

Chaplet of Seven Dolors.

Forty Ave Marias.

Little Office of the Blessed Virgin, in Latin and English.

Office of the Immaculate Conception.

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Mass of the Sacred Heart.

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Mass for the Dead.

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It compares favorably with any Prayer Book published in
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This manual reflects great credit on both the compiler and
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This is a Prayer Book of the largest class, but the cheapest
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A new and complete translation, by lawful authority.
18 mo, 1083 pages.

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