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Saints On Series: Vol I - Saints, Popes and Blesseds Speak on the Rosary
“Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the most Holy Rosary.”—St. Pope Pius IX . "Get you Saints on!"... More > with the Saints On Series from E-Saint Library! Vol. I: Saints, Popes and Blesseds Speak on the Rosary. Rediscover Catholicism's most cherished devotion through the eyes, experience and words of St. Dominic, Bl. Alan de la Roche, St. Louis de Montfort, St. Padre Pio, St. Francis de Sales, St. Alphonsus Ligouri, Pope Leo XIII (aka “The Rosary Pope”), Sainted Popes Pius IX and Pius X, Bl. Pope John Paul II, and many, many more. Includes chapters on Our Lady’s 15 Rosary Promises, How to Pray the Rosary, Rosary Miracles, plus Alternative Rosary devotions including the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena, the Holy Wounds Chaplet, the Franciscan Crown, and the Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel. More than 70 full color illustrations make this volume as inspiring to the eyes as it is to the mind, heart and soul.< Less
Introduction to the Devout Life
"The writings of Francis de Sales… are a bright light in the Church, pointing out to souls an easy and safe way to arrive at the perfection of a Christian life." (Breviarium... More > Romanum). AN INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVOUT LIFE is a work intended to lead "Philothea", the soul living in the world (all souls), in the path of true devotion. Part I instructs the soul on how to free itself from all affection for sin; in Part II, the Saint teaches how to be united to God by prayer and the sacraments; Part III addresses the practice of virtue; Part IV strengthens against temptation; and Part V teaches the soul how to form its resolutions and to persevere. In his Bull proclaiming Francis de Sales an official Doctor of the Church, Pope Pius IX calls the Saint "The Master and Restorer of Sacred Eloquence" Introduction to the Devout Life is an approachable, timeless masterpiece of psychology, practical morality, and common sense composed by one of the greatest Saints in the history of the Faith.< Less
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Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was England’s greatest monarch ever. This riveting account of her life and her nation’s exploits under her mid-sixteenth century... More > reign provide the reader with a comprehensive insight into events which have become engraved in world history.
Starting with her family background, master story-teller Jacob Abbott takes the reader on a nonstop narration through her imprisonment, the intrigues which led to her ascension to the throne following the reign of “Bloody Mary,” the formal establishment of the English Protestant (“Anglican”) church, the threats to her life after the Pope released her subjects from all loyalty to her throne, the war with Scotland and the momentous defeat of the Spanish Armada.
This brand new edition has been completely reset and contains all new images which richly illustrate this now classic work.< Less
Leonardo's FRENCH 'Last Supper'
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Where are Leonardo's canvas oil paintings he described? This report analyzes the historical and scientific details of a powerful, large painting bought at auction in France. Carbon-14 dates the... More > canvas to around 1460s and the painting to 1514, the time Leonardo was in Rome. It encapsulates the geopolitical strategy of Medici Pope Leo X to create an alliance with France and stop the early church reform. It shows striking improvements to the Milan 'Last Supper' incorporating a mathematical structure, the only painted self-portrait of Leonardo and a replacement of the 'Christ' figure by Julian, the brother of Pope Leo X, who married into the French royal family of Francis I. This great work captures the turning point to the modern era, freedom of thought, religious and political emancipation from the tyranny of the sword and superstition. X-ray photography reveals Leonardo signaled his initials on his final masterpiece, not once with his hands, nor twice but three times.< Less
Autobiography Of Benvenuto cellini
Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence in the year 1500, and died in the same city on December 13, 1569. He was the greatest of the craftsmen during the height of the... More > Renaissance period. Kings and popes vied with each other in trying to secure his services. His claims to be the king of craftsmen were admitted by his fellow-artificers, and at the zenith of his career he had no rivals. Trophies of his skill and artistic genius remain to confirm the verdict of his own time. His great bronze statue of Perseus in Florence; the Nymph of Fontainebleau, now in the Louvre; his golden salt-cellar, made for Francis I., and now in Vienna--these are a few of his masterpieces, and any one of them is of a quality to stamp its maker as a master craftsman of imaginative genius and extraordinary manual skill. A goldsmith and sculptor, he was also a soldier, and did service as a fighter and engineer in the wars of his time.< Less