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Traditional Catholic Faith => Catholic Living in the Modern World => Topic started by: Mabel on August 06, 2013, 10:46:00 PM

Title: Your house is burning down...
Post by: Mabel on August 06, 2013, 10:46:00 PM
Major catastrophe strikes...You can only save five Catholic books from your personal library, what would you save and why?
Title: Your house is burning down...
Post by: jen51 on August 06, 2013, 10:55:19 PM
I don't have any rare or really expensive books, which means they can all be replaced with relative ease. Therefore I choose the books that were gifted to me by special people. The ones where you open the cover and see their handwriting.

To Jenna
From xxxxxxxx

I especially treasure the ones with a little note included.

My house did burn down once and I had a few short minutes to grab things. I grabbed my great great grandmothers bible first.
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Post by: Tiffany on August 06, 2013, 11:01:26 PM
Only Catholic books we have are homeschooling books.
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Post by: Mabel on August 06, 2013, 11:05:09 PM
Quote from: Tiffany
Only Catholic books we have are homeschooling books.


Well at least many are free and online, now.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on August 06, 2013, 11:06:22 PM
All the more reason to have a kindle!

-Denzinger
-Haydock Bibles (three books but I'm assuming you'll let me count that as one?)
-Bouscaren & Ellis Canon Law Commentary
-Missal
-Kindle
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Post by: Mabel on August 06, 2013, 11:08:39 PM
1. Bound volume of Ave Maria magazine wherein there is a letter from Fr. Martin Stephanich on modesty. I was so shocked when I saw it.

Still thinking on the rest...
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Post by: Ambrose on August 06, 2013, 11:09:55 PM
E readers are nice, but it is completely dependent on technology.  All that will be lost if anything ever happens to the Internet or the power grid.
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Post by: Charlemagne on August 06, 2013, 11:10:26 PM
- DRB
- My first missal
- "Imitation of Christ"
- "Divine Intimacy"
- "Work of Human Hands"
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Post by: Mabel on August 06, 2013, 11:13:59 PM
2. All four volumes of Davis' Moral and Pastoral Theology

They next to each other and are one set.  :jester:

This is probably one of my most-used sets of books.
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Post by: Frances on August 06, 2013, 11:30:16 PM
 :reading:
1.  1923 Fr. Faber Daily Missal w/collection of priestly autographs.  Was also my first missal, bought for $5.00 at a moving sale.
2.  Box of old school books, ©1792-1892.
3.  DR Bible,© 1880
4.  Family Photo album w/pics from Germany, Russia, Poland in 1860s-1940s
5. Great-great grandma's German prayer book from 1865.
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Post by: Napoli on August 06, 2013, 11:33:02 PM
Not sure if books would be on my mind.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on August 06, 2013, 11:35:35 PM
Quote from: Ambrose
E readers are nice, but it is completely dependent on technology.  All that will be lost if anything ever happens to the Internet or the power grid.


My kindle keeps a charge for like four weeks.

Title: Your house is burning down...
Post by: Mabel on August 06, 2013, 11:36:23 PM
Quote from: Napoli
Not sure if books would be on my mind.


Everyone is safe, and you have chance to grab five. It could be a hypothetical flood or a hurricane, too.
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Post by: Mabel on August 06, 2013, 11:38:45 PM
Quote from: Mithrandylan
Quote from: Ambrose
E readers are nice, but it is completely dependent on technology.  All that will be lost if anything ever happens to the Internet or the power grid.


My kindle keeps a charge for like four weeks.



Get one of these, for after four weeks are up...
http://www.biolitestove.com/campstove/camp-overview/features/
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Post by: Mabel on August 06, 2013, 11:44:08 PM
3. Would be the Raccolta

Never pass up a opportunity to say an indulgenced prayer, I'd need it.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on August 06, 2013, 11:47:04 PM
Quote from: Mabel
Quote from: Mithrandylan
Quote from: Ambrose
E readers are nice, but it is completely dependent on technology.  All that will be lost if anything ever happens to the Internet or the power grid.


My kindle keeps a charge for like four weeks.



Get one of these, for after four weeks are up...
http://www.biolitestove.com/campstove/camp-overview/features/


Perfect, thank you.
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Post by: Tiffany on August 06, 2013, 11:58:40 PM
Anytime I've been without power, I didn't have much time for reading. Lots of work to be done.  :cowboy:
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Post by: Tiffany on August 07, 2013, 12:01:46 AM
Is there a St Andrew Missal for the Kindle? I looked on Amazon but didn't see one.
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Post by: Mabel on August 07, 2013, 12:37:31 PM
Quote from: Tiffany
Is there a St Andrew Missal for the Kindle? I looked on Amazon but didn't see one.


If you can find it in digital format, you might be able to get it onto Kindle but it is tricky.
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Post by: Mabel on August 07, 2013, 12:41:27 PM
4. I'd grab the small, open box of rare prayer books, some of them are specifically for women, printed in the late 1800s/early 1900s, in there is also a mint copy of The Catholic Girls Guide, plus one that belonged to my mother. Most books I got for a quarter at a novus ordo rummage sale.
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Post by: Miseremini on August 07, 2013, 07:03:13 PM
Haydock Bible
                      Imitation of Christ
                      Lives of the Saints
                      Any Father Lasance Prayerbooks (or all of them)
                       Behold Thy Mother, Servite Manual
Title: Your house is burning down...
Post by: Mabel on August 07, 2013, 08:40:05 PM
Lots of people are saying Haydock Bible, I'd have to agree, that would be my #5.

They are expensive to replace.
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Post by: Stephen Francis on August 08, 2013, 08:28:16 AM
+JMJ+

1. Missal

2. Blessed Be God (a prayerbook that includes the Mass, a section on the Holy Rosary, chapters on contrition, avoiding sin, etc and some wonderful excerpts from the Angelic Doctor.

3. Franciscan Tertiaries' Manual (The Tertiaries' Companion) ca. 1914. Gorgeous art, all sorts of indulgenced prayers and it's Franciscan and it fits in a pants pocket with room to spare.

4. Leather-bound set of Butler's Lives of the Saints. Found it at a library in a pile of books that was being thrown away. They were practically like new, in their storage box, and are indispensable as teaching tools for my children, who had previously only had fictional Prot storybooks as a source for their 'heroes'.

5. I have to say a King James Bible for two reasons: One, I don't own a D-R yet, as anything not paperback is expensive and I would wear out a paperback in weeks, and two, while I don't have a D-R, even if I did, trying to share the Faith with an evangelical out of a Catholic Bible can be an impediment, esp if it's an impromptu discussion. My pocket-sized KJV is very handy. If I ever found a comparably-sized D-R, I'd buy 20 of them.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
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Post by: Mabel on August 08, 2013, 10:33:18 AM
I really like Blessed Be God. I'm so tempted to order ten more and keep them all around the house and in the car as an aid in praying more.
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Post by: Hobbledehoy on August 08, 2013, 09:30:01 PM
Quote from: Mabel
Major catastrophe strikes...You can only save five Catholic books from your personal library, what would you save and why?


Wow, um...

Do they have to be five physically distinct books, or five different sets of books?

If it is the former, it would be something that I do not wish to think about: an agony I would not wish for even the most hateful communist.

If it is the latter, then...

1. Rev. Fr. Cornelius à Lapide's Great Commentary (Gospels, Epistles of St. Paul, Acts, Apocalypse, Canticle of Canticles)

2. The Missale Romanum

3. The Breviarium Monasticum

4. The sacred Vulgate

5. The Summa

...um, I think I would perish in the catastrophe before I can carry all those books. I would die as I lived: amongst books!

 :reading:
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Post by: Mabel on August 08, 2013, 10:08:50 PM
Quote from: Hobbledehoy
Quote from: Mabel
Major catastrophe strikes...You can only save five Catholic books from your personal library, what would you save and why?


Wow, um...

Do they have to be five physically distinct books, or five different sets of books?

If it is the former, it would be something that I do not wish to think about: an agony I would not wish for even the most hateful communist.

If it is the latter, then...

1. Rev. Fr. Cornelius à Lapide's Great Commentary (Gospels, Epistles of St. Paul, Acts, Apocalypse, Canticle of Canticles)

2. The Missale Romanum

3. The Breviarium Monasticum

4. The sacred Vulgate

5. The Summa

...um, I think I would perish in the catastrophe before I can carry all those books. I would die as I lived: amongst books!

 :reading:


I didn't know about Lapide's commentaries besides the Gospels! Perfect for Christmas gifts. In this house, anyways.
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Post by: Kephapaulos on August 08, 2013, 11:39:09 PM
1. Missal

2. Douay Bible

3. Latin Vulgate

4. Little Office

5. The Imitation of Christ

It is so hard to choose. I wish the allowance was 10!
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Post by: BTNYC on August 08, 2013, 11:58:11 PM
1. Haydock DR Bible

2. Fr Lasance Roman Missal

3. Divine Office

4. Summa / Church Fathers / Catholic Encyclopedia CD-ROM (Assuming this counts as a "book")

5. The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit by E Michael Jones (you never know when it might be outlawed)
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Post by: bvmknight on August 09, 2013, 11:52:00 PM
1.  The Church's Year by Father Goffine.  I don't know how we lived without it and when the time comes that we don't have the Mass anymore, it will be indispensable!

2. DR Bible

3. Father Lasance Missal

4. Imitation of Christ

5.  Lives of the Saints
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Post by: Ambrose on August 11, 2013, 03:43:50 PM
I might die in the fire trying to save them all! :wink:

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Post by: Matto on August 11, 2013, 03:46:18 PM
I would save my original Rheims New Testament and my book of sermons by the Cure of Ars.