A Treatise On The True Devotion To The Blessed Virgin

Author: Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
Size: 11,90 MB
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True Devotion To Mary

Author: St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort
ISBN: 9780989130806
Size: 13,46 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"True Devotion to Mary" is universally acclaimed as the single greatest and most theologically authoritative book on the Blessed Virgin Mary ever to have been written. This work has had a tremendous impact on a number of the most significant and influential popes, from the late 19th Century right down to our own times: (1) Pope Leo XIII beatified de Montfort in 1888, adopted de Montfort's Mariological terminology (calling Mary the "Mediatrix" and "Co-Redemptrix"), and wrote no less than ten encyclicals on the Rosary; (2) Pope Saint Pius X, in 1904, wrote his key Marian encyclical, "Ad Diem Illum," adopting much of the language and sentiment of de Montfort's book, "True Devotion," and even granted the Apostolic Blessing to all who would read de Montfort's great treatise on the Blessed Virgin (that is, the book you now hold in your hands!); (3) Pope Pius XII, also a deeply Marian pope, canonized de Montfort in 1947, raising him to the honors of the altar; and (4) our beloved Blessed Pope John Paul II, as many know, took his papal motto, "Totus Tuus," from de Montfort's Latin prayer of total consecration to the Blessed Virgin, stating that his reading of "True Devotion" marked a "decisive turning point" in his life and spirituality that would forever shape his person, priesthood and papacy. There has even been serious speculation regarding de Montfort being made a Doctor of the Church! Clearly, this book is the definitive MUST READ for every Catholic Christian!

The Secret Of Mary

Author: Saint Louis de Montfort
Editor: Aeterna Press
Size: 17,83 MB
Format: PDF
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Secret of Mary is a book by Saint Louis de Montfort on the Roman Catholic theme of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It complements de Montfort's other books the Secret of the Rosary and True Devotion to Mary. Saint Louis de Montfort's books attracted attention in the 20th century when in an address to the Montfortian Fathers, Pope John Paul II said that reading one of de Montfort's books had been a "decisive turning point" in his life.

The Crowd

Author: Gustave Le Bon
Size: 10,64 MB
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The Old And The Young

Author: Luigi Pirandello
ISBN: 9781781390221
Size: 12,29 MB
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A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.

Gift And Mystery

Author: John Paul II
Editor: Image
ISBN: 9780385493710
Size: 19,81 MB
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The Pope recounts how and why he became a priest and offers a testimony of his faith and convictions


Author: Italo Calvino
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0544133226
Size: 19,51 MB
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A charming portrait of one man’s dreams and schemes, by “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” (The Guardian). In this enchanting book of linked stories, Italo Calvino charts the disastrous schemes of an Italian peasant, an unskilled worker in a drab northern industrial city in the 1950s and ’60s, struggling to reconcile his old country habits with his current urban life. Marcovaldo has a practiced eye for spotting natural beauty and an unquenchable longing for the unspoiled rural world of his imagination. Much to the continuing puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams and gives rein to his fantasies, whether it’s sleeping in the great outdoors on a park bench, following a stray cat, or trying to catch wasps. Unfortunately, the results are never quite what he anticipates. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1960s, the twenty stories in Marcovaldo are alternately comic and melancholy, farce and fantasy. Throughout, Calvino’s unassuming masterpiece “conveys the sensuous, tangible qualities of life” (The New York Times).

Lord Of The World

Author: Robert Hugh Benson
Size: 15,87 MB
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The Viceroys

Author: Federico De Roberto
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784782572
Size: 19,15 MB
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A lost literary classic, written in 1894, The Viceroys is one of the most acclaimed masterworks of Italian realism. The novel follows three generations of the aristocratic Uzeda family as it struggles to hold on to power in the face of the cataclysmic changes rocking Sicily. As Garibaldi’s triumphs move Italy toward unification, the Uzedas try every means to retain their position. De Roberto’s satirical and mordant pen depicts a cast of upper-class schemers, headed by the old matriarch, Donna Teresa, and exemplified by her arrogant and totally unscrupulous son, Consalvo, who rises to political eminence through lip service, double-dealing, and hypocrisy. The Viceroys is a vast dramatic panorama: a new world fighting to shrug off the viciousness and iniquities of the old. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Art And The Beauty Of God

Author: Richard Harries
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826476586
Size: 18,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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British bishop argues for a distinctively Christian approach to art.