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Hymn to the Cross.
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Hymn to the Cross.

By St. Bonaventure. (translated by Jose de Vinck).

Paterson, New Jersey.: St. Anthony Guild Press.. Very Good. 1960. Softcover. 8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; Unpaginated with 16 pages. Dark brown wraps with white lettering on the front in a saddle stapled binding and with a decorative woven ecru coloured string tied around the spine fold. Translated from the Quaracchi Edition of the works of St. Bonaventure by José de Vinck. Printed on a cream coloured woven stock with the fore edges being untrimmed as issued. Previous owner's name stamped on the first page (a blank page). The yapped edges of the covers show some mild wear to the edges with the exception of the spine tips where the decorative cord has worn the fold. Otherwise very clean with a sound binding in a presentation befitting the text. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. .

$15.00

Examination of Conscience According to Saint Bonaventure.
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Examination of Conscience According to Saint Bonaventure.

By Boehner OFM., Philotheus.

Saint Bonaventure, New York.: The Franciscan Institute.. Good. 1953. Softcover. 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; viii - 109 pp. An expansion and interpretation of Saint Bonaventure's "De Triplici Via" and "De Perfectione Vitae ad Sorores" by Boehner, with his comment in the foreword, that " . . . these examens are not offered as schemes for sacramental confession, nor as guides toward the mystical union, but simply as helps toward growth in self-knowledge, and through self-knowledge, toward growth in humility culminating in perfect charity." Usual library markings and with a rather messy label on the bottom spine corner of the front cover. Mild wear and light soiling to the covers. Otherwise clean with a sound binding. .

$15.00

The Franciscan Message to the World.
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The Franciscan Message to the World.

By Gemelli OFM., Agostino.

London, UK.: Burns Oates & Washbourne.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1934. Hardcover. 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; xx - 336 pp. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and blind stamped lettering on the front board. Translated and adapted from the Italian by Henry Louis Hughes. Nine page bibliography at the back. Usual library markings though neatly done and by the date due slip and record card at the back, the book had never left the library. Minor wear to the spine tips, otherwise very clean with a sound binding. .

$25.00

Assise: Une rencontre inattendue suivi du Cantique des créatures  de François d'Assise.
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Assise: Une rencontre inattendue suivi du Cantique des créatures de François d'Assise.

By Cheng, Francois.

Paris, France.: Albin Michel.. Near Fine. 2014. Softcover. 9782226251923 . 12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 50 - (14) pp. The text is in French. First published in 2012 in the review "Études franciscaines". This is a revised and expanded edition. Illustrated with 4 pages of full colour plates. French folded flaps on the fore edges of the covers. The externals shown a whisper of wear to front fore edge, otherwise clean with a tight binding and fine. .

$8.00

Marie; Reine du monde et Monseigneur Ange-Marie Hiral OFM.
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Marie; Reine du monde et Monseigneur Ange-Marie Hiral OFM.

By Trudel OFM., Pere Paul-Eugene.

Montreal, Quebec.: Editions Franciscaines.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1954. Hardcover. 12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; xv - 327 pp. The text is in French. Rebound in a black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. The original covers from the soft cover edition have not been included in the rebinding process. llustrated with 14 black and white plates. The library markings, none of which are external, are a pocket on the back paste down end paper and an accession number inked on the title page. Otherwise the book is very clean with a tight and solid binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$35.00

A Friar's Joy: Magic Moments from Real Life.
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A Friar's Joy: Magic Moments from Real Life.

By Cronin OFM., Kevin M. (editor).

New York.: Continuum.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1997. Hard Cover. 0826408680 . 12mo - 19.5 x 11.5 cm.; 151 - (9) pp. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. From the Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus comes a collection of small stories of special moments in their everyday lives. Funny, serious, poignant, and inspirational. An as-new and unused book. .

$6.00

Good Morning, Good People: Reflections on the Spiritual Life . . .
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Good Morning, Good People: Reflections on the Spiritual Life . . .

By Blocker OFM., Hyacinth.

Cincinnati, Ohio.: St. Francis Book Shop.. Good in Fair dust jacket. 1954. Hardcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; vi - 341 pp. Kelly green cloth over boards with red lettering on the spine and the front board. First published in 1949, this is the third printing. From the dust jacket flap: "Good Morning Good People . . . indicates the dominant mood of this new book of reflections on the spiritual life; they are thoroughly Franciscan in spirit, and thoroughly positive in presentation." The library markings are attachments and stamps on the end papers and attachment remains and scars where some were removed on the paste down end papers, otherwise the book appears to have been used very little if at all as the date due card is blank. A perspective on spirituality in the immediate post war period.; Ex-Library .

$10.00

Tractatus Tres de Paupertate
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Tractatus Tres de Paupertate

By Pecham, Fratris Johannis

Farnborough, UK.: Gregg International.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1969. Hardcover. 12mo - 18.5 x 13.5 cm.; ix - (3) - 198 pp. First published by Manchester University Press in 1910, this is the second impression of the Gregg re-issue of 1966. The title page actually lists the original 1910 publsher as "Aberdoniae: Typis Academicis". The major part of the text is in Latin with the exception of the preface, the bibliography, and an 8 page introductory selection edited by A. G. Little. Red / orange cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Contents: 1 - "Bibliography of John Pecham's Writings" by C. L. Kingsford and A. G. Little, 2 - "Selections from Pecham's Tractatus Pauperis or De Perfectione Evangelica" edited by A. G. Little, 3 - "Tractatus contra Fratrem Robertum Kilwardby OP" edited by Professor F. Tocco, 4 - "Defensio Fratrum Mendicantium" edited by C. L. Kingsford. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper and the externals show very mild bumps on the fore corners of the boards, otherwise 'tis fine. .

$25.00

Meditations Adapted for the Use of the Friars Minor Capuchin. Volume  V. Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost to Advent
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Meditations Adapted for the Use of the Friars Minor Capuchin. Volume V. Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost to Advent

By Goebel OFM.Cap., Fr. Bernardine

Detroit, Michigan.: Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order.. Very Good. 1951. Hardcover. 12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; 480 - [8] pp. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on front board and a gilt volume number on the spine. Translated from the German by Fr. Berchmans Bittle, OFM.Cap. Each meditation is structured with a short summary, a comment on a virtue, applications and considerations ending with a prayer. An index at the back is day by day on a weekly basis with the virtue or inner disposition listed with the daily meditation. The book shows mild shelf wear to the boards while the interior is clean and the binding is solid. .

$40.00

The Franciscans
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The Franciscans

By Father James, OSFC

London, UK: Sheed & Ward.. Good. 1930. Hardcover. 16mo - 16.5 x 10.5 cm.; 110 pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. One of the 'Many Mansions' series from Sheed & Ward under the general editorship of Algar Thorold. Previous owner's bookplate (a simple and elegant affair) on the front paste down end paper. Interior is very clean and the binding is solid. The exterior is soiled with tape and sticker stains on the lower spine. .

$12.00

La Tres Reverende Mere Marie de la Passion: Fondatrice des Franciscaines  Missionnaires de Marie
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La Tres Reverende Mere Marie de la Passion: Fondatrice des Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie

Quebec City, Quebec.: Imprimerie Franciscaine Missionaire.. Very Good. 1958. Softcover. 8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; xiii - 563 - [5] pp. Off white covers with black and red lettering on spine and front. First published in 1913, this biography was authored by members of l'Institut des Franciscaines Missionaires de Marie and this re-issue in one volume carries approbations dated in 1956. Frontis photograph of Mere Marie. The spine is darkened as are the edge margins of the covers. Many pages are unopened on the head edges. .

$35.00

From the Wounds of St. Francis: The Life of Mother Mary Theresia Bonzel
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From the Wounds of St. Francis: The Life of Mother Mary Theresia Bonzel

By Elsner OFM., Salesius

Indiana: Poor Sisters of St. Francis Seraph of the Perpetual Adoration.. Good with no dust jacket. 1955. Hardcover. 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xvi - 288 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Mother Mary was the foundress of the Poor Sisters of St. Francis Seraph of the Perpetual Adoration. Translated by Sisters M. Fridian and M. Honora from the original German. Illustrated with twenty black and white photographs. Eight pages of sources and annotations plus a two page index of persons. Usual library markings with pocket remains on back paste down end paper, stamps on the front end papers and a white number on the lower spine.; Ex-Library .

$8.00

Neuroses and Sacraments
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Neuroses and Sacraments

By Keenan OFM., Alan

New York: Sheed and Ward. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; 163 pp. Approbations present. Father Keenan talks about using our neuroses to bring us closer to Christ, thus finding our way to wholeness. Blue cloth-covered boards; a small stain on text block bottom edge; binding tight, text pages clean. Dust jacket soiled with chipping on edges. .

$12.00

Franciscans and Liturgical LIfe: Let Us Praise, Adore and Give Thanks.  Washington Theological Union Symposium Papers 2006
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Franciscans and Liturgical LIfe: Let Us Praise, Adore and Give Thanks. Washington Theological Union Symposium Papers 2006

By Saggau OSF., Elise

St. Bonaventure, New York.: The Franciscan Institute. Near Fine. 2006. Softcover. 9781576591413 . 8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; xi - 93 pp. Contents: 1 - "Preface" by Ilia Delio, 2 - "Is Liturgy the Heart of the Church Today?" by Catherine Dooley, 3 - "Sacramentality and Franciscan Worship" by Judith Kubicki, 4 - "Franciscan Theology of the Eucharist: Does It Inform Our Lives?" by James Sabak, 5 - "Liturgy of the Hours and the Rhythm of Franciscan Life" by William Cieslak, 6 - "Franciscan Devotionalism and Postmodern Culture" by Daniel Grigassy. Two and one half pages of short author biographies at the back. .

$10.00

"Go Rebuild My House": Franciscans and the Church Today. Washington  Theological Union Symposium Papers 2004
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"Go Rebuild My House": Franciscans and the Church Today. Washington Theological Union Symposium Papers 2004

By Saggau OSF., Elise

St. Bonaventure, New York.: The Franciscan Institute. Near Fine. 2004. Softcover. 1576591948 . 8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; ix - 98 pp. Contents: 1 - "Preface" by Ilia Delio, 2 - "Building Church in a Time of Uncertainty" by Doris Gottemoeller , 3 - "The Church and Its Charisms: A Franciscan Perspective" by John Burkhard, 4 - "Franciscan Reform of the Church" by C. Colt Anderson, 5 - "A Church Evangelical, Catholic and Reformed" by Vincent Cushing, 6 - "Forming Pastoral Ministers in a Fragmented Church" by Katarina Schuth. Two pages of short author biographies at the back. .

$8.00

In Solitude and Dialogue: Contemporary Franciscans Theologize
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In Solitude and Dialogue: Contemporary Franciscans Theologize

By Carrozzo OFM., Anthony M. (editor)

St. Bonaventure, New York.: The Franciscan Institute. Near Fine. 2000. Softcover. 1576591670 . 8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 195 pp. (Theology Series #14). Contents: 1 - "Introduction" by Anthony Carrozzo, 2 - "Words of Hope in Troubled Times: Francis of Assisi in the Presence of the Mystery of the Trinity" by Gerald M. Dolan, 3 - "Creation: A Franciscan Conversion Conversation" by Gabriele Uhlein, 4 - "Mortal Diamond: The Body in Theological Anthropology" by Jane Kopas, 5 - "Hold Back Nothing of Yourselves: Contexts for a Franciscan Theology of the Eucharist" by Regis A. Duffy, 6 - "Being a Person in the Church: Contemporary Ecclesiology and the Franciscan Theological Tradition" by John J. Burkhard, 7 - "The Cross and Death of Jesus: A Franciscan Interpretation" by Xavier John Seubert, 8 - "Models of Evangelical Poverty: Eschatological Implications" by Joan Mueller. .

$12.50

Return to Gethsemane
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Return to Gethsemane

By O'Brien, John

London, UK.: Pen Press Publishers. Near Fine. 2000. Hardcover. 1900796880 . 8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; (8) - 153 pp. Fr. O'Brien is a Franciscan resident in Athlone Ireland and writes of the healing that Jesus offers that does not depend on our being perfect all the time. Warmly inscribed by the author to "Emily" on the half title page. The covers show some mild edge wear.; Signed by Author .

$12.00

Mission Music Of California: A Collection Of Old California Mission  Hymns And Masses
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Mission Music Of California: A Collection Of Old California Mission Hymns And Masses

By Silva OFM., Rev. Owen da

Los Angeles, California: Warren F. Lewis, Publisher. 1941. Limited/Numbered/Signed. Hardcover. Folio - 32 x 23.5 cm.; [2] - xv - [5] - 132 - [8] pp. Rev. Owen da Silva transcribed and edited the music with the accompaniments and chirography by Arthur M. Bienbar. Mission sketches are by Paul A. Moore and the introduction is by the Hon. John Steven McGroarty. Besides the vignette-type illustrations by Moore, there are 11 plate reproductions. Contents briefly are: 'Misa de Cataluna' (4 male voices), Misa Viscaina (2 equal voices), Credo Parisiense (2 equal voices), 4 Gregorian Chants, 6 Motets, 2 Hymns (morning and evening) plus notes, sources, bibliography and an index. Professionally rebound retaining the original front paper with the gold lettering and paste-on paper illustration. Front board is half bound with corners and spine being a coarse beige linen whilst the back board is fully cloth covered with same. Warmly signed and inscribed by Fr. Owen on the half-title page to a John L. Keene. Signed again by Fr. da Silva on the title page. Approbations (both Franciscan and Diocesan) are present. This is #278 of the Patrons Limited Edition of 1000 copies of which 975 were originally for sale. Slight staining/spotting to the text block edges. Light brownish dampstain present on the lower gutter margins with no physical damage to the paper other than the discoloration and text is not affected. One instance of foxing on the limitation page and its facing page. Bookbinder's label affixed to back paste down. All-in-all, a quite handsome copy of this important collection.; Signed by Author .

$350.00

Instruments of Peace Led by the Spirit: International Franciscan  (OFM) Congress - 2000.
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Instruments of Peace Led by the Spirit: International Franciscan (OFM) Congress - 2000.

By O Conaire, Gearoid Francisco. OFM (compiled by).

Rome, Italy.: Curia Generalizia OFM. Near Fine. 2001. Softcover. 8vo - 24 x 17 cm.; 279 pp. Yellow and blue wraps. Contains the proceedings plus reflections and a photographic essay in 12 parts and taken from the International Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JIPC) Conference held in Vossenack, Germany in 2000. The conference was held under the presidency of Peter Schorr and coordinated by Gearóid Francisco Ó Conaire who also compiled this volume. .

$20.00

St. Francis in San Francisco.
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St. Francis in San Francisco.

By Wintz OFM., Jack.

New York.: Paulist Press.. Near Fine. 2001. Hard Cover. 0809166844 . 4to - 25 x 25 cm.; Unpaginated with 32 pages. Glossy pictorial boards. St. Francis of Assisi comes to modern San Francisco, visits with and tours the city with a young boy and his dog. St. Francis' love for nature, a little history, some spirituality, and just sheer exuberance fills this delightful illustrated story. The author, himself a Franciscian, has written an inscription on the front free end paper: "Be praised, O God, in all your creatures! Jack Wintz OFM 2002".; Signed by Author .

$8.00

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