André Sylvestre, C.M.

François-Régis Clet

Prêtre de la Mission, Martyr en Chine (1748-1820)

Moissac, France, 1998 (202 pages)

This biography presents the life of Blessed Clet from his birth to his martyrdom and includes the veneration of him which followed. The many years he spent as a missionary in China are developed at length. The author situates the life of Francis Regis Clet in its historical context, and on the political, social, and religious levels. Many quotations, in particular from the missionary's letters, give this account its force and authenticity, while the judiciously chosen maps and illustrations liven up the work. Eight appendices complete the work in order to satisfy the curiosity of the reader about the environment of Blessed Clet's life.

Ronald Ramson, C.M.

Praying with Frédéric Ozanam

Published by St. Mary's Press, Winona, Minnesota, USA, 1998 (128 pages)

This book, published in the collection "Companions for the Journey," offers 15 meditations embracing commentaries on the life and action of Blessed Frederick Ozanam, texts from him, reflection points and passages from Scripture for further contemplation.

It will be a help for personal or group reflection, especially due to the very real insight which it offers into laity in the Church. It will also help one find Christ in the poor.

The author, national chaplain for the St. Vincent de Paul Society in the United States, is known on the international level for his retreats on the spirituality of Ozanam.

Palmarita Guida, D.C.

Caterina Labouré

e le apparizioni della Vergine alla Rue du Bac

Per una rilettura del messaggio

della Medaglia Miracolosa

Published by San Paolo, Turin, Italy, 1997 (169 pages)

A "new" book on the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to St. Catherine Labouré! In a fresh and simple style which is at the same time deep and passionate, the author proposes to us once again the origin and message of the Miraculous Medal, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the canonization of St. Catherine and the 150th anniversary of the approval of the Marian Youth Association by the Holy See.

The book has two parts: first of all, it has us enter Catherine's world in the first half of the 19th century; then, it interprets for "today" the life of the seer, translates the symbolism of the medal and its action in the daily life of people and, finally, opens a window on the place of the apparitions.

Louise Sullivan, D.C.

The Core Values of Vincentian Education

Published by DePaul University, Chicago, USA, 1997 (48 pages)

The educational mission of St. Vincent and St. Louise has often been minimized to the profit of the more famous works of corporal and spiritual service of the poor. This little book shows that education, far from being marginal, holds a very important place in their global approach to the service of the poor _ an approach expressed through the seminaries and the little schools. After having traced a portrait of St. Vincent, then St. Louise in this perspective, the author presents the essential values of a Vincentian education.

General Bibliography

_ Antoine Moussali, C.M., La Croix et le Croissant. Le christianisme face à l'islam, published by Paris, Paris, France, 1998, (115 pages).

_ Jan Duka_a, C.M., Notre passé. Etudes sur l'Histoire de l'Eglise et de la Culture Catholique en Pologne, n_ 88, Cracovie, Poland, 1997, (428 pages).

_ Elixio Rivas Quintas, C.M., Labranza e Serramenta Manual. Lexico rural do noroeste hispano, n_ 4, published by Grafo Dos, 1997, (698 pages).

_ Elixio Rivas Quintas, C.M., O Muiño. Lexico rural do noroeste hispano, n_ 10, published by Grafo Dos, 1997, (615 pages).

_ Elixio Rivas Quintas, C.M., O Castañeiro e as Castañas. Lexico rural do noroeste hispano, n_ 15, published by Grafo Dos, 1997, (269 pages).

_ Aureo Merino Ruíz, C.M., Un hombre, Un Sueño... Antología Poetica, Puebla.

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