Saturday, 30 October 2021
Sunday, 9 August 2020
Designs for Christian Living was originally published in 1947 and is Book 3 of the Collected Works of Carol Jackson Robinson.
It suggests the kind of small, mustard-seed endeavours that could, with God's rain and sun, germinate in the soil of the world and provide oases of shade for men weary of secularism. They are mere beginnings, but one must begin somewhere; and beginnings, by their nature, are small. God's own beginning was the infant offspring of a poor, working-class family who lived in a backwater town in an insignificant province of the great Roman Empire; but that child lit a small blaze that eventually set that empire and the entire world on fire.
May Carol Robinson's book be the spark that kindles that same fire in us - the desire and resolve to work, once again, to restore all things in Christ.
Monday, 20 July 2020
But they are a limited edition product and once they're gone, they're gone!
Little more than 100 of these Holy Face scapulars are available, so first come, first served.
We'd like to introduce you to an important campaign that is just getting underway; the success of which, or its defeat, will determine the future society that our children and grandchildren will inherit.
Carmel Books fully endorses this developing international campaign and we urge you, our customers, to please do everything in your power to support it and help it develop.
You can read all about it (and follow the links in the story) at The Remnant newspaper.
Wherever in the world you may live, donations to help this crucial campaign can be made online at this crowdfunding link. If everyone who added their name in support of the original appeal were to donate just ten pounds, ten dollars or ten euros, then the campaign target would be met. So, if after reading all about this vital campaign, you agree with the concerns and the sentiments that are expressed, please do your part and donate whatever you can ....... and spread the word!
May God bless you and your families for taking a stand and defending what is left of His moral order.
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
In this illustrated, (and to quote) “interesting, informative and enjoyable” read, which is subtitled "Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter and the Friends He Made on the Way", one follows the life of a man who was born into the Conservative Party (his father and both his grandfathers had been MPs) but decides that he has to sever that connection and, in 1997, switch his political loyalty to a small party that many people had never heard of.
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Sunday, 12 April 2020
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Public Mass Forbidden Everywhere
Public celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is banned just about everywhere due to concerns, real or contrived, about the novel coronavirus. What are Christians to do at this sacred time of year leading to Easter?
Thankfully there are priests live-streaming their Masses and making them available through social media and by other technological means, so Christians can at least unite themselves to the Holy Sacrifice and seek spiritual communion by these means. Recordings of Mass can also be found easily on youtube and other hosting platforms.
Why not make good use of this time that God in His infinite wisdom has provided for us, where we all long to attend Mass and receive Our Blessed Lord, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Holy Eucharist, to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the Holy Sacrifice with the aid of this wonderful book - Ever Ancient, Ever New: Traditional Latin Mass.
The churches are closed and locked up during Lent. How can we make the Stations of the Cross? Thankfully this very handy little booklet of the Stations carries the most beautiful pictures of each station along with the classic and deeply meritorious prayers of St. Alphonsus.Ligouri.
The beautiful and awe-inspiring Easter Week liturgies celebrated in Holy Mother Church's Roman Rite, before their Bugnini-inspired decimation, are all contained in the book Holy Week: The Complete offices in Latin and English.
Finally, why not sanctify your Lenten prayers and devotions this year by praying The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary?
The official prayers of the Church are far better than any private prayers, being part of the endless round of prayer which the Church, the Bride of Christ, continually raises to the Almighty. The most fundamental and efficacious offering is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, followed by the Divine Office which is recited by priests every day in the breviary.
For those faithful who wish to make use of a great means of sanctification and participate in the liturgical Office of the Church, but are restrained by time and unable to recite the full Office every day, the Church offers The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!
Monday, 23 March 2020
Friday, 24 January 2020
These English-language volumes were originally translated and revised between 1955 - 1960 by John J. Castelot, S.T.D and William R. Murphy, S.T.D.
Volume 1 - The True Religion (382 pages)
Volume 2 - Christ's Church (454 pages)
Volume 3 - The Sources of Revelation/Divine Faith (438 pages)
Saturday, 18 January 2020
"The works of the Fathers of the Church form a rich library. Yet this field, so fertile in an abundance of delicious fruits, remains sterile for the greater number of the Catholic people, who perhaps know not what to choose, or are ignorant of the language of these holy writers. It seems to me that a collection of Homilies from different Fathers, arranged according to the Sundays and principal festivals of the ecclesiastical year, would be a great spiritual help to all Christians. This is the reason why I undertook this collection, and I have carefully endeavoured that it should be useful to all." – From the Introduction
"The Fathers of the Church are the most important interpreters of Holy Scripture. The age of the Fathers produced the Creeds, created the historic Liturgies, determined the shape of the biblical Canon. The Fathers are thus the accredited receivers of Apostolic Tradition, considered as all three – belief, worship, and sacred text. Through the gifts of grace, the Fathers were aligned in heart and mind with the Gospel of Christ. What better accompaniment could there be, then, for the Gospel passages read by the Church on the Sundays and Chief Festivals of her year? Arouca Press has done well to make this classic selection available once again for those who attend the Roman Liturgy in its older form." – Fr. Aidan Nichols, O.P.
"Drawing upon the collective wisdom of the Church Fathers, both East and West, this memorable collection of carefully chosen homilies presents the mysteries of the faith as they unfold over the course of the Gospel readings in the traditional liturgical year. Whether it is Gregory the Great on the Incarnation, Augustine and Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity, Ambrose and the Venerable Bede on Grace, or Jerome on the Resurrection of our Lord, the readers of these sermons will encounter sound doctrine, insights into the way in which these scriptural readings have been received and understood in the Church, and invaluable lessons on applying these timeless insights to their lives as Christians". – Gregorio Montejo, PhD (Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, Boston College)
"You need the right tools for the job. And if the job is understanding the scriptures read on Sunday at the old Mass, then you'll need the Fathers of the Church. They've been ignored for a long time in seminary formation, which has proven to be a catastrophe. Formation in the 70's and onward should have been saturated with the Fathers. So here is the right tool for the job, if your job is preparing a sermon for Sunday if you're a priest. And if a layman, you would have to look long and hard to find a book as good as this one is." – Fr. James Jackson, FSSP, author of 'Nothing Superfluous'
"Reproduction of this volume puts the reader in touch with some of the very patristic sources wherefrom the annual cycle of lectionary readings developed for the traditional Roman rite. What is more, the homilies of the Fathers constitute the foundational religious instruction and interpretations upon which the entire Scholastic edifice of exegesis was built in the high Middle Ages." – Rev. Dr. Christiaan Kappes, Academic Dean of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
From the Introduction:
"The articles in this little book, Breaking the Chains of Mediocrity, will discomfort the complacent Catholic. Though written seventy years ago, their urgent call has not lost any relevance: the Catholic life does not consist in a mechanical, mediocre practice of the Faith — one that simply meets the minimum requirements of being a Catholic in “good standing” — but in a fully-realised Catholicism that penetrates into every facet of one’s existence. Unabashedly Catholic, the ideas formulated in this work may well challenge the reader to confront his own spiritual mediocrity.
Robinson’s diagnoses and prescriptions were conditioned by her time and place, but they remain valid for us today, because human nature and our conditions are fundamentally similar. Indeed, when Robinson writes of “perfecting men and their talents rather than deadening the human thing in the interests of mechanical monsters,” can we not say today, having witnessed the brutalising effects of systems that do not allow for this perfection, that her words were prescient?
This book touches upon only a fraction of the ideas Robinson explored throughout her nearly fifty years of writing, much of which has only been rediscovered recently. We hope that with this book, the first volume in our Collected Works series, Carol Robinson should be ranked among the most perceptive of 20th century American Catholic essayists. Her insights have remained in obscurity far too long."
Saturday, 28 December 2019
"In an age where Liberalism, in one form or another, dominates the world, both inside and outside the Church, spreading confusion from an already diabolically disoriented secular world into the daily life of Catholics themselves, nothing could be more timely than this translation of Cardinal Billot's magisterial expression of why the Church must oppose Liberalism in all its many open and subtle forms." – John Rao (D.Phil., Oxford); Associate Professor of History, St. John's University
Paperback. 110 pp.