#gaudetmaterecclesia

Instagram photos and videos

#gaudetmaterecclesia#atthesignofthestar#staroftheseabooks#catholic#finebooks#bookstagram#romancatholic#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture#collectingcatholicbooks#booksofourfathers#booksareart#anglocatholic#firstedition#librorumhelluo#greatgiftbook#catholicculture#yourhumblebookseller#keeperofbooks

Hashtags #gaudetmaterecclesia for Instagram

THOMAS MERTON
Grateful to our friend and colleague, Erik DuRon of Brooklyn's Left Bank Books, for this sweet Thomas Merton bibliography, scavenged from the Sidewalks of New York. #booksellerlife #toolsofthetrade #finebooks #firstedition #catholicbooks #thechurchinyourhands #librorumhelluo #sidewalksofnewyork #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #catholicliterarytradition #thomasmerton #booksofourfathers #gaudetmaterecclesia #catholic
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


5

G.K. Chesterton. Heretics, 1905. Title-page and original binding for the first edition of GKC's early masterpiece. The predecessor of Orthodoxy (1908) was published in June 1905 in an edition of only 2000 copies. "NO MAN OUGHT TO WRITE AT ALL, OR EVEN TO SPEAK AT ALL, UNLESS HE THINKS HE IS IN TRUTH AND THE OTHER MAN IN ERROR" #heritageoffaith #booksofourfathers #librorumhelluo #collectingcatholicbooks #gaudetmaterecclesia #bookstagram #gkchesterton #gilbertkeithchesterton #rarebooks #collectorscopy #finebooks #firstedition #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #holyghost


3

"H O L Y G H O S T"
We are preparing to list our Summer 2018 catalogue to mark tomorrow's Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola. The 25 new arrivals include...
The Way of a Pilgrim, Julian of Norwich, John of the Cross, Francis de Sales, Thomas More, Francis of Assisi, Nicholas Ferrar, and Thomas Aquinas. Also featuring the St. Dominic's Press Catechism, Mission Music of California, the Knox Bible, The Parson's Handbook & more! DM an email address and we'll send the PDF. #gaudetmaterecclesia #catholic
#anglocatholic #romancatholic #bookstagram #thecatholictradition #atthesignofthestar
#booksfineandrare #staroftheseabooks
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


6

CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Here's a sneak peek of a newly-arrived gem: Leo Politi's Saint Francis and the Animals, 1959. The story of Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio initiated a full blown childhood reverie for me. "In later years the Church said that Francis, because of his pure and holy life, should be called Saint Francis. And that is what we call him today: SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI."
#livesofthesaints #catholickids #brotherwolf #saintfrancis #wolfofgubbio #leopoliti #summer2018 #collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram#booksofourfathers #gaudetmaterecclesia #greatgiftbook #readaloud #catholicfamily #catholic #familyreading #finebooks #firstedition #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


12

"LOYOLA HAD TAUGHT THEM: THE INDIVIDUAL IS NOTHING, THE MOVEMENT ALL. THE CHRISTIAN DEPARTS WITHOUT CONSOLATION"
Ludwig Marcuse. Soldier of the Church: The Story of Ignatius Loyola, 1939. First American edition of this life of the Founder of the Society of Jesus, written by an exile from Hitler's Germany and published on the eve of the Second World War. This copy still has the original dust jacket in glittering gold foil and the black-and-gold foil spine label. #saintignatiusloyola #bookstagram #ignatian #societyofjesus #jesuitbooks #livesofthesaints #keeperofbooks #booksofourfathers #romancatholic #catholicreformation #jesuit #finebooks #gaudetmaterecclesia #greatgiftbook #soldierofthechurch #loyola #firstedition #atthesignofthestar


4

DOROTHY DAY. The Dorothy Day Book, 1982. "The books will always be there. The millions of words written can nourish us, enlighten us, strengthen us--in fact, be our food, just as Christ, the Word, is also our food." (Dorothy Day). #wordmadeflesh #booksofourfathers #womenofthechurch #dorothyday #adebethune #booksareart #bookstagram #gaudetmaterecclesia #thecatholictradition #catholicworker #catholicamerica #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #illustratedfaith #greatgiftbook #catholic #thechurchinyourhands
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


2

STAR OF THE SEA FINE BOOKS
We are preparing a Father's Day selection of Gift Books for subscribers. Gift-wrapping and expedited delivery available. DM an email address if you'd like to have a look. #booksofourfathers #booksareart #incarnationalculture #heritageoffaith
#collectingcatholicbooks #catholic
#yourhumblebookseller #finebooks
#firstedition #gaudetmaterecclesia
#greatgiftbook #keeperofbooks
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture


1

Henri de Lubac. Aspects of Buddhism, 1954. "WHEREAS CHRIST CAME TO LIGHT THE FIRE OF LOVE UPON EARTH, BUDDHA SIMPLY AIMS TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE OF HATRED, DESIRE AND IGNORANCE (MAHAVAGGA)" Pere de Lubac had a lifelong interest in Buddhism, and he turned to this passion when his ability to teach and write were restricted in the early 1950s. #sonofthechurch #collectingthetheologians #bookstagram #incarnationalculture #catholicculture #gaudetmaterecclesia #greatgiftbook #keeperofbooks #jesuitbooks #catholic #societyofjesus #eastmeetswest #delubac #atthesignofthestar #jesuit
#staroftheseabooks


4

STAR OF THE SEA FINE BOOKS.
Our Spring 2018 catalogue of 25 recent acquisitions was listed to the website and email subscribers yesterday afternoon...
...G.K. Chesterton's St. Thomas Aquinas, E.F Schumacher's Small is Beautiful, The Engravings of Eric Gill, Etienne Gilson's Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages, The 1923 Anglo-Catholic Congress, and Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find have all now SOLD.
#undertheprotectionofourlady #catholic
#anglocatholic #romancatholic #anglican
#yourhumblebookseller #booksellerlife
#booksareart #bookstagram #finebooks
#gaudetmaterecclesia #giftbooks #marian #thechurchinyourhands #catholicculture #ourlady #stellamaris #atthesignofthestar


0

STAR OF THE SEA FINE BOOKS
May is a busy month around here: we are putting the finishing touches on our upcoming Spring 2018 catalogue and GIFT books are coming and going daily. Leave an email address on our home page to see a preview of the new acquisitions. #stellamaris #greatgiftbook #catholic
#yourhumblebookseller #ourlady #BVM #gaudetmaterecclesia #bookstagram
#catholicculture #romancatholic #anglican #anglocatholic #bookarts #bookbeautiful
#booksofourfathers #atthesignofthestar
#bamgiftwrapped #marianblue #beholdthymothersday


0

POPE SAINT JOHN XXIII. Journal of a Soul, 1965. Angelo Roncalli was "faithful to his diary all his life...this is the first time in history...that a Pope has left us such a record of his thoughts, reactions, and spiritual values." (John O'Malley, A History of the Popes). The dust jacket depicts a bronze relief (from St. Peter's) of His Holiness in prayer. #collectingthepopes #devotion
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#bookstagram #finebooks #firstedition
#angeloroncalli #popesaintjohnxxiii
#prayer #gaudetmaterecclesia #catholic
#saint #goodpopejohn #booksareart
#booksofourfathers #catholicbooks
#catholicspirituality #orapronobis
#sonofthechurch #librorumhelluo
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


4

SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL. "SEND FORTH THY SPIRIT AND THOU SHALT RENEW THE FACE OF THE EARTH" Hans Kung. The Council, Reform, and Reunion, 1961. Kung's first book was endorsed by Thomas Merton: "One of the most exciting books I have read in years. It is awake and frank, not wild, but objectively Catholic in the finest sense." A fresh and bright first edition by the often controversial Swiss theologian. #catholic #aggiornamento #vaticantwo #secondvaticancouncil #peritus #ecumenism #gaudetmaterecclesia #ecumenical #ecclesiology #finebooks #separatedbrethren #bookstagram #collectingcatholicbooks #romancatholic #catholicintellectualtradition #councilfathers #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


1

A BOUQUET FOR OUR LADY
"Mother of all our joys
Mother of all our sorrows
Intercede with Him tonight
For all of our tomorrows."
(Lorca's Novena, The Pogues)
Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, NYC
Photo: BAM. #gaudetmaterecclesia
#undertheprotectionofourlady #marian
#dominicanorder #romancatholic #BVM
#ourlady #theblessedvirgin #mariology #catholicculture #catholicamerica #mary
#stellamaris #orapronobis #annunciation
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


9

"MOTHER CHURCH REJOICES" Xavier Rynne. Letters from Vatican City: Background and Debates, 1963. The first volume covering the First Session. "Xavier Rynne" was the nom-de-plume of Fr. Francis X. Murphy, a Redemptorist priest from NY. Rynne's reports from the Council remain as engaging (and controversial) as they did when they first appeared in The New Yorker magazine. #vaticantwo #councilfathers
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#gaudetmaterecclesia #popejohnxxiii
#secondvaticancouncil #finebooks
#aggiornamento #towardschristianunity
#genieduchristianisme #catholiceurope
#collectingcatholicbooks #bookstagram
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


1

Hugh Ross Williamson. The Flowering Hawthorn, 1962. "THE FLOWERING HAWTHORN BLESSED BY A VISION OF THE HAND OF THE VIRGIN MARY" by Clare Leighton. Hugh Ross Williamson, together with his wife, was received into the Church by Fr. Basil Fitz-Gibbon, SJ at Farm Street in October, 1955. #easter
#glastonburyabbey #holythorn #catholic
#anglocatholic #anglican #romancatholic
#illustratedfaith #secondrome #BVM
#medieval #collectingcatholicbooks
#catholicengland #incarnationalculture
#booksofourfathers #iconography
#christianliteraryrevival #librorumhelluo
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #gaudetmaterecclesia #orapronobis


1

"THE RESURRECTION" Detail of the final illustrated plate in Heavenward Bound: A Child's Book of the Catholic Religion (first published in 1941). "The Earth Trembled and was still when God Arose to Judgement." #celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#claredawson #catholickids #catholicengland
#catholicart #illustratedfaith #heisrisen #jesusinourmidst #romancatholic #christtriumphant #anglocatholic #finebooks #booksareart #collectingcatholicbooks #eastersunday #booksofourfathers #godandme #gaudetmaterecclesia #bookstagram #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


0

EASTER SUNDAY
"I have found Him where every Christian should expect to find Him: in the darkness, in the fear, in the blinding weariness of Calvary. And Calvary is but one step from the empty tomb." (Trevor Huddleston, Naught for Your Comfort, 1956). #heisrisen #catholic #anglocatholic #theemptytomb #gaudetmaterecclesia #romancatholic #happyeaster #incarnationalculture #booksofourfathers #librorumhelluo #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks #yourhumblebookseller #prayforme


0

"ORA ET LABORA" Ade Bethune. Work, 1937. "For no action is worthless, and the fullness of God is worthy to be glorified in all things." Yesterday's NYC Book and Ephemera Fair was labor-intensive and exhausting but we sold a bunch of books and met a lot of great people interested in fine Catholic books. #catholicculture #godinallthings #collectingcatholicbooks #romancatholic #anglocatholic #anglican #gaudetmaterecclesia #bookstagram #yourhumblebookseller #librorumhelluo #lifeofabookseller #oraetlabora #rarebooks #workandpray #booksareart #finebooks #thechurchinyourhands #workandpray #womenofthechurch #illustratedfaith #exploreyourfaith #laboroflove #catholic #undertheprotectionofourlady #books
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


3

CATHOLIC BOOKS.
Here is our Lenten schedule: February 14: Ash Wednesday. February 26: Star of the Sea Books Winter 2018 catalogue. March 1: Winter Newsletter. *March 10: We will be showing at the New York City Book and Ephemera Fair during "Rare Book Week in New York"* March 25: Holy Week. March 31: Easter Sunday. Star of the Sea colophon: MissMarck. #staroftheseabooks
#undertheprotectionofourlady #catholic
#finebooks #firstedition #booksareart
#gaudetmaterecclesia #librorumhelluo
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#genieduchristianisme #heritageoffaith
#booksofourfathers #keeperofbooks
#collectingcatholicbooks #anglocatholic
#romancatholic #atthesignofthestar


0

SAINT FRANCIS. Valenti Angelo. The Canticle of the Sun, 1951. The opening stanzas of St. Francis's reverent tribute to "Mother Earth, Sister Moon and Brother Sun." One of only 100 copies designed, illustrated, printed, and signed by Valenti Angelo in December 1951. #catholicart #fineprinting #finebooks #booksareart #bookstagram #collectorscopy #saintfrancis #medieval #collectingcatholicbooks #romancatholic #bookbeautiful #ladypoverty
#celebratingtheclassicsofcatholicculture
#illustratedfaith #franciscantradition
#franiscanbooks #canticleofthesun
#motherearth #sistermoon #brothersun
#valentiangelo #churchinyourhands #laudatosi #praisebetoyou #gaudetmaterecclesia #greatgiftbook #christianmystic #mystic
#atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


1

SAINT BRIDGET. Eleanor Farjeon. Ten Saints, 1936. A Rhyme for Bridget (February 1st). The poem concludes: "Look, look! there goes the loveliest one/in Ireland ever known/Our Bride who gave the world away/and made all Heaven her own." #womenofthechurch #feastday #saintbrigid #romancatholic #brigidofkildare #gaudetmaterecclesia #patronsaintofireland #livesofthesaints #keeperofbooks #catholiclit #bookarts #catholicculture #exploreyourfaith #imbolc #consecrated #saints #finebooks #firstedition #bookstagram #booksareart #heritageoffaith #atthesignofthestar


3

CATHOLIC ART. Detail of "Our Holy Mother, The Catholic and Apostolic Church" by Clare Dawson. One of the full-page illustrated plates in Heavenward Bound: A Child's Book of the Catholic Religion by E.T.W. Branscombe, 1962. #catholicbooks #catholicengland #anglocatholic #romancatholic #illustratedfaith #catholic #godandme #catholickids #readaloud #familyreading #familyheirloom #exploreyourfaith #bookstagram #booksareart #finebooks #keeperofbooks #gaudetmaterecclesia #booksofourfathers #heritageoffaith #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


11

WOMEN OF THE CHURCH
Maisie WARD. Evelyn UNDERHILL.
Chiara LUBICH. Adrienne VON SPEYR.
Edith STEIN. Ina GORRES. Dorothy DAY.
Sigrid UNDSET. Eileen EGAN. M.D.PETRE.
Meriol TREVOR. Muriel SPARK. Helen SEWELL. Caryll HOUSELANDER. Simone WEIL. Louise Imogen GUINEY. Agnes REPPLIER. Dorothy SAYERS. Flannery O'CONNOR. Illustration: "Benediction" by LeRoy H. Appleton from The Song of Tekakwitha: The Lily of the Mohawks. #womenofthechurch #romancatholic #anglocatholic #anglican #catholic #collectingcatholicbooks #orapronobis #catholicculture #finebooks #firstedition #finebinding #giftbooks #femininedivine #gaudetmaterecclesia #bookstagram #undertheprotectionofourlady #oraetlabora #verticaldimension #atthesignofthestar


3

POPE JOHN XXIII. "MAN OF THE YEAR" Pope John XXIII appeared on the cover of Time magazine on January 4, 1963, three weeks after the close of the first session of the Second Vatican Council. #gaudetmaterecclesia #christmastide #catholicculture #peaceonearth #saint #vaticantwo #secondvaticancouncil #thecoldwar #brotherhood #ecumenical #popejohnxxiii #romancatholic #menofgoodwill #goodpopejohn #angeloroncalli #papal #collectingthesaints #collectingthepopes #atthesignofthestar #staroftheseabooks


0

The end of the page