Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Little Office..... Back in Print

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.

Importantly, The Little Office suffices as a replacement of the full Office in order to gain the Sabbatine Privilege offered by Heaven to those wearing the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The popular Carmel Books edition of The Little Office was first published in 1914 and is reprinted from the original without alteration, and is “Fully Explained and Annotated by A Master of Novices”.

Chapter I   
Origin and History of The Office

Chapter II
Liturgical Prayer

Chapter III
Why The Office is in Seven Hours

Chapter IV
Attention and Intentions

Chapter V
Composition of The Office

Chapter VI
The “Gloria Patri”

Chapter VII
Rubrics

The Office
Prayers Before and After
Matins
   First Nocturn
   Second Nocturn
   Third Nocturn
   Te Deum 
Lauds
Little Hours Prime
Little Hours Terce
Little Hours Sext
Little Hours None
Vespers
Complin
Anthems of the Blessed Virgin

Hardback. Pocket size - 4" x 6". Cloth cover. 200 pp.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Catholic Action: Uses, Abuses and Excuses

'Catholic Action: Uses, Abuses and Excuses' is the name of a seminal study written for The Saint George Educational Trust by Liam Connolly and published in booklet form in the late 1990’s.
The study highlights a fundamental incongruity between Catholic Action as defined by Pope Saint Pius X and the concept later promoted under the same name by Pope Pius XI.
The study struck a deep chord with Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais of the Society of Saint Pius X and led to him publishing his own article on the subject, entitled 'Catholic Action Defined' in the August 2003 edition of The Angelus magazine.
Suffice it to say that earning one’s salt requires Catholics in action, rather than Catholic inaction.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

G.K. Chesterton died 81 years-ago today

G. k. Chesterton died 81 years-ago today...... his profound words and wisdom always available at Carmel Books to be passed down to younger generations.

See ChesterBelloc and Distributism at Carmel Books


Monday, 12 June 2017

Sacramental Certificates back in stock





Sacramental Certificates

Back in stock!



  • Baptism
  • First Holy Communion
  • Confirmation



Printed on good quality card. Ideal for framing.



Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Stations of the Cross prayer booklet

The popular Carmel Books edition of St. Alphonsus Ligouri's Stations of the Cross

The prayer translation carries a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur from 1959 and was originally published in booklet form by The Catholic Truth Society.

The Carmel Books edition carries on each facing page a wonderful picture of each Station to aid meditation and help unite us to Our Lord's Passion as we pray each station.

Paperback. Pocket size, 4" x 6". 32pp.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Still looking for a truly Catholic wall calendar?

Just a handful of 2017 wall calendars left...... first come, first served! 
Before Vatican II, Catholics everywhere knew and believed that the so-called "Reformation" — in reality, the Protestant Revolt — was nothing short of a tragedy for the Church.
It would have been inconceivable that we who possess Christ's truth would have anything at all to celebrate about the hellish, soul-destroying errors the "reformers" let loose upon the world.
So this year, while the ecumaniacs of the Vatican II establishment are celebrating the memory of those who launched this revolt against the truth, we are offering a wall calendar dedicated to those who heroically defended it: The Great Saints of the Catholic Counter Reformation.
*   Follows the pre-1955 rubrics and calendar.
*   Includes all feasts, fasts and observances.
*   Includes many optional feasts or devotional feasts not on the general calendar.

Friday, 6 January 2017

First Saturday reminder

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
      – Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.


Saturday, 3 December 2016

First Saturday

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
– Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

British History - An Illustrated Guide

For many years historians and academics have bemoaned the nation’s woeful lack of historical knowledge. This history reference book has been written by Catholic author Hugh Williams to try to address that problem:
Its attractive cover and design draws the reader in. Written in nine easy steps, it makes the subject far less daunting than many other history books. With over 200 illustrations (mainly in colour) it brings vivid life to the subject of British history.
Clearly labelled throughout, using bullet point style, one can find what one is looking for with ease.
It also has an extensive index (over 3,000 lines).
Contents:
Step 1 – Before the coming of the Romans
Step 2 – From the Romans to the Norman Invasion
Step 3 – Norman History
Step 4 – Plantagenet History
Step 5 – The Houses of Lancaster and York
Step 6 – Tudor History
Step 7 – Stuart History
Step 8 – Hanoverian History
Step 9 – The House of Windsor
Appendices – Kings and Queens, Prime Ministers etc.
Great for homeschooling and for supplementing schoolwork, as well as being of interest to anyone with an interest in British history.
Count Nikolai Tolstoy, historian and author writes of it, "This book provides an admirable guide to British history, ideal for checking facts or browsing and enlivened by well-chosen plates. Attractive and informative, and deserves to be widely read".

Friday, 4 November 2016

First Saturday


“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
– Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.



Monday, 31 October 2016

Vitally Important New Book - Don't Miss Out!

Don't miss out on this vitally important and brilliant new book that needs to be read and digested by everyone who values family and children and society.
"The Enlightenment and Marxist vision reached its logical conclusion in the twentieth century. If children are no longer the children of someone but an asset of everyone, the State can, or even must, assume the task of educating them. National Socialism and Communism both implemented this terrible folly as widely as possible, taking children away from their families for long periods with state schools, parades, ceremonies and youth institutions all helping make children assets of the State.
These state assets could 'naturally' be sterilised, selected, experimented with, expropriated...... both in National Socialist Germany and in Bolshevik Russia. This was indeed 'real Socialism' . The Stalinist Preobrazhensky wrote: "From the socialist point of view it makes no sense that a member of society considers his own body private property because the individual is but a passing point between the past and the future," so that to society belongs "the total and unconditional right to intervene with its rules into even an individuals sex life, to improve the race by natural selection".
Turning to more current events, it is essential to remember that in the cultural narrative of the student protest movements of 1968, the family was viewed as an oppressive institution that should be defeated, a 'gas chamber', a suffocating cage, a cultural curse and unnatural.
These anti-family ideological trends helped shape the climate in which the laws which legalised divorce and abortion were introduced. Thereby, the family is no longer indissoluble. Love is not forever and children no longer have the security of two parents. At the same time, parents are no longer faithful to the love of their child but instead they can choose to kill it, disposing of it with methods which, although commonplace, are unbelievably brutal.
But even this is not enough. If the family is something that is not natural but merely the cultural expression of an economic relationship, there are no limits to it being changed and dismantled. It is necessary, using a term of the great speculator George Soros, but also of the new global world, "to open up" the family as much as possible, then unhinge it as much as possible. Hence not merely multiple genders for individuals but also all the new possible 'families' that lie ahead for modern man, thanks to bio-technology, which is the force to destroy the family completely".

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Attack on the Family and the European Response

“Never has the institution of the family been put in such jeopardy as it is today. Wars, tyrannical rulers and the reducing of entire peoples into slavery, although never absent from history, have damaged or even destroyed individual families, but the institution itself had never been touched.”

Until now, when the cultural Marxists have made the demolition of the Family a key part of their long war against Christian civilisation and European identity.

This important new work from ProVita in Italy exposes the origins and methods of this ruthless assault on traditional values and on the rights of parents and children. Written from a patriotic and Christian perspective, it highlights the anti-human agenda of the enemies of normality.

Thoroughly researched and referenced, it provides a wealth of facts which demolish the specious arguments employed by the propagandists of  'sexual liberation’, ‘gender theory’ and heterophobia.

It provides valuable insights into the deeply negative impact of the assault on the Family, on the physical and mental welfare both of children and on members of the very ‘minorities’ the left claim to champion.

Finally, it examines the positive steps now underway in various nations as the Christian and patriotic counter-revolution grows in strength and confidence.

Paperback. 156 pp.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Pro-Life Fundraising Concert


http://carmelbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/the-walls-are-talking-abortion-clinic.html

First Saturday


“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
– Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.