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1 DELMAGE, S.J., LEWIS. The Spiritual Exercises Of St. Ignatius Loyola: An America Translation From The Final Version Of The Exercises, The Latin Vulgate, Into Contemporary English.
St. Paul Editions: 1978. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The little book of The Spiritual Exercises St. Ignatious of Loyola wrote has been the foundation of spirituality for many saints, both canonized and uncanonized, over the last four hundred years. St. Ignatius is the Patron of Spiritual Retreats and Exercises, and his feast is celebrated on July 31st. 
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2 JACOB, MICHELLE M. Indian Pilgrims: Indigenous Journeys Of Activism And Healing With Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2016. Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies. 
In 2012 Kateri Tekakwitha became the first North American Indian to be canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, an event that American Indian Catholics have awaited for generations. Saint Kateri, known as the patroness of the environment, was born in 1656 near present-day Albany, New York, to an Algonquin mother and a Mohawk father. Tekakwitha converted to Christianity at age nineteen and took a vow of perpetual virginity. Her devotees have advocated for her sainthood since her death in 1680. Within historical Catholic writings, Tekakwitha is portrayed as a model of pious, submissive femininity. Indian Pilgrims moves beyond mainstream narratives and shows that Saint Kateri is a powerful feminine figure who inspires decolonizing activism in contemporary Indigenous peoples' lives. Author Michelle M. Jacob examines Saint Kateri's influence on and relation to three important themes—caring for the environment, building community, and reclaiming the Native feminine as sacred—and brings a Native feminist perspective to the story of Saint Kateri. The book demonstrates the power and potential of Indigenous decolonizing activism, as Saint Kateri's devotees claim the space of the Catholic Church to revitalize traditional cultural practices, teach and learn Indigenous languages, and address critical issues such as protecting Indigenous homelands from environmental degradation. The book is based on ethnographic research at multiple sites, including Saint Kateri's 2012 canonization festivities in Vatican City and Italy, the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation (New York and Canada), the Yakama Reservation (Washington), and the National Tekakwitha Conferences in Texas, North Dakota, and Louisiana. Through narratives from these events, Jacob addresses issues of gender justice—such as respecting the autonomy of women while encouraging collectivist thinking and strategizing—and seeks collective remedies that challenge colonial and capitalist filters. "An excellent new contribution to Native and Indigenous studies, and the author's innovative approach promises to open up a powerfully important set of new conversations about the colonial and settler-colonial relationships between Native Christians and women who are producing counterhegemonic acts of resistance to Christian colonial traumas within the space of the Catholic Church."—Andrew Jolivette, author of Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change "An important contribution to both Native feminism and Native Christianity." —Andrea Smith, author of Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances "Indian Pilgrims focuses on Saint Kateri as the heart of worldwide Indigenous efforts to heal communities from the destruction of colonization, to care for Mother Earth, and to emphasize the Indigenous feminist views, and it highlights the importance of Indigenous activism as a vehicle for healing. This book represents a new view, a pioneering cultural depiction of a Catholic saint as a crucial core of Indigenous strength and healing."—Gayle Skawen:nio Morse, editor of the Journal of Indigenous Research 
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3 JUNGMANN, S.J., JOSEF A. The Early Liturgy: To The Time Of Gregory The Great.
University of Notre Dame Press, Notred Dame: 1959. Liturgical Series Edition VI. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Believing with Cardinal Newman that "the present is a text and the past its interpretation," Father Joseph Jungmann, S.J., explains liturgical worship in the Early Church to the time of Gregory the Great. From this foundation, the reader is led to an understanding of how present liturgical forms developed. Translated into English by Francis A. Brunner, C.SS.R. 
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4 LOCKLIN, REID B. WITH AN AFTERWORD BY WENDY DONIGER. Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints: Selva J. Raj On " Being Catholic The Tamil Way ".
State University of New York Press, Albany: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A collection of Raj's groundbreaking ethnographic studies of "vernacular" Catholic traditions in Tamil Nadu, India. At the turn of the twenty-first century, Selva J. Raj (1952-2008) was one of the most important scholars of popular Indian Christianity and South Asian religion in North America. Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints gathers together, for the first time in a single volume, a series of his groundbreaking studies on the distinctively "vernacular" Catholic traditions of Tamil Nadu in southeast India. This collection, which focuses on four rural shrines, highlights ritual variety and ritual transgression in Tamil Catholic practice and offers clues to the ritual exchange, religious hybridity, and dialogue occurring at the grassroots level between Tamil Catholics and their Hindu and Muslim neighbors. Raj also advances a new and alternative paradigm for interreligious dialogue that radically differs from models advocated by theologians, clergy, and other religious elite. In addition, essays by other leading scholars of Indian Christianity and South Asian religions—Michael Amaladoss, Purushottama Bilimoria, Corinne G. Dempsey, Eliza F. Kent, and Vasudha Narayanan—are included that amplify and creatively extend Raj's work. "…a fine volume about the interaction between Hinduism and Christianity in South India." — from the Afterword by Wendy Doniger Reid B. Locklin is Associate Professor of Christianity and the Intellectual Tradition at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. He is the author of Spiritual But Not Religious? An Oar Stroke Closer to the Farther Shore and Liturgy of Liberation: A Christian Commentary on Shankara's Upadesasahasri, as well as the coeditor (with Mara Brecht) of Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom: Hybrid Identities, Negotiated Boundaries. 
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5 MCCORMICK, ANNE O'HARE; SHEEHAN, MARION TURNER (COMPILER & EDITOR); LUCE, CLARE BOOTHE (INTRODUCTION). Vatican Journal 1921 - 1965.
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., New York: 1957. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
This book opens with eye-witness accounts of two historic events which took place in Rome in July 1921 - Benedict XV's last consistory (at which Msgr. Achille Ratti, the future Pope Pius XI, was made cardinal) and Benito Mussolini's political debut; it ends in April 1954 with a message of Easter hope. In the 33 years between these dates, Anne O'Hare McCormick wrote this history of three decades of growing Papal prestige through her interviews, reports and articles filed with The New York Times from Rome, from Vatican City and from other world capitals. 
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6 STEELE S.J., THOMAS (EDITED & TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH FROM THE SPANISH BY). The Alabados Of New Mexico.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The sacred Spanish-language hymns known as alabados originated in colonial New Spain in the eighteenth century. The Alabados of New Mexico includes a selection of the most beloved and most often sung hymns, in English and Spanish, as well as a basic explanation of the alabado. Introductory material discusses the sources of alabados and the form's origin in late medieval spirituality. Thomas Steele defines terms and discusses the alabado as poetry, music, and oral tradition. The 126 bilingual alabados are organized by theme, including the Christ child and holy family, passion narratives, sacraments, and prayers, etc. Steele includes complete texts and extensive commentaries. He has devoted decades to collecting and studying New Mexico's alabados and his annotations are enriched by his access to many versions of each hymn. From The Alabados of New Mexico: "The newly-ordained Franciscan friar Antonio Margil de Jesús (1657-1726) sailed from Spain to Vera Cruz in 1683 and threw himself into every possible sort of activity for the conversion and sanctification of anyone who would listen, and he especially made a practice of teaching Catholic doctrine in the form of prayer-songs and hymns praising the heavenly personages. "The alabados sung in New Mexico . . . form a literary tradition that resembles oral tradition so that it can more effectively convey Roman Catholic doctrine to the population of New Spain. Such persons were for the most part unsophisticated subsistence farmers and small-scale stockmen some of whose ancestors had converted only a few generations earlier from tribal religions to Christianity." 8.5 x 11 in. 368 pages 23 halftones. Thomas J. Steele, S.J., is the author of many previous books on New Mexico art, literature, and religion. He lives in Albuquerque. "This is a compilation of alabados in New Mexico. . . Every school and library in New Mexico needs to have a copy on their shelf." -- Tradicion Revista "A beautiful collection of alabados, or hymns of praise sung by the Hispanos." --The West Side Albuquerque Journal, NM "This book is vital to the preservation of folklore in New Mexico, and reveals something of the prevailing spiritual magnitude of the Hispano culture of the region." --New Mexico Historical Review "...a major contribution toward understanding and valuing the life and culture of New Mexicans." --Theological Studies 
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