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LIFE EVERLASTING - A Theological Treatise on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell. Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. Contains wonderful and exalting knowledge that most will never hear from a pulpit. The intention of the author is to show us the "immensity" of the soul and that only possession of God in the Beatific Vision in Heaven can completely satisfy man's desires. Discusses the roots of vice and virtue, "Purgatory before death," "final impenitence," "the grace of a happy death," immutability after death," "the Particular Judgment," "the Last Judgment," "theological reasons for Hell," "eternal Hell and divine perfections," "the pain of loss," "Purgatory's chief pain," "the nature of eternal beatitude," "the sublimity of the Beatific Vision," etc. Profoundly enlightening! Powerfully motivating insights! 274pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $16.50 #1168 Sale $13.20
MASTERPIECE ON MARY:
THE MOTHER OF THE SAVIOR And Our Interior Life. Fr. Reginald Garrigou- Lagrange, O.P. This is perhaps the finest summation of the Catholic Church's teaching about the Mother of God ever penned. Written by a pre-eminent authority, with brevity, economy and absence of novelty or speculation or "merely metaphorical expressions." The book is suffused with the spirit of faith and inspired by love begotten of sanctity. Shows how Mary is greater in grace than all angels and all men combined. Explains her role in relation to us: How she is the Mother of all men and of each individually; her role as Co-Redemptrix of all men; her power of intercession for us and in the distribution of all graces; her Queenship of Heaven and earth and the honor of hyperdulia we pay her, which is best expressed in true devotion to Mary; why true devotion to Mary is such a certain means of sanctification; and finally, why the human race should be consecrated to Mary for the peace of the world. A comprehensive yet concise statement of all that the Church teaches about Mary. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine that anyone having read this masterpiece of Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange will ever again question the exalted position of Mary recognized by the Church or ever thereafter denigrate or question her stature in the order of nature or of grace. 290pp. PB. Imprimi Potest. Reg. $16.50 #1242 Our Price $13.20
OUR SAVIOUR & HIS LOVE FOR US. Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. The profound meaning of Our Lord's words & actions remains hidden to most of us, but not after reading this book. Here, this great 20th-century theologian probes the meaning of 32 different topics relating to Our Lord & how they show His love for us. Each chapter is a marvellous self-contained essay that can stand alone & that could easily be a beautiful little booklet by itself. Included are such subjects as The Motive of the Incarnation, The Sanctity of Jesus, The Human Will of Our Saviour, Jesus' Humility & Magnanimity, The Priesthood of Christ, Christ's Victory Over Death, Christ's Interior Oblation, Our Participation in His Mysteries, The Infinite Value of each Mass, etc. No one will fail to be surprised, enlightened & edified by the probing light of Garrigou -Lagrange's analysis of the life & work of Our Saviour & how they relate to us. For most people this book will be an absolute revelation about Our Lord & will inspire in all a grand appreciation for Our Saviour & His love for us. 398 pages. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $21.00 Sale $16.80.
PREDESTINATION. Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. A masterful theological exposition of the classic Thomistic teaching on this, the most difficult of all theological tracts, showing the reconciliation of the various elements of hte Church's teaching on Predestination. Based on Scripture & Tradition, this book gives the history of Catholic thought on this topic, showing how centuries of Catholic theologians have wrestled to reconcile the 2 truths of divine predilection & the damnation of souls. Explains the teachings of Sts. Augustine, Anselm, Bonaventure, Albert the Great, Robert Bellarmine, etc. Also analyzes the problems with Protestantism, Pelagianism, Jansenism & more. Sheds great light on these quesions, emphasizing the gratuity of Predestination & the absolutely fundamental principle of the divine predilection. The author also covers efficacious & sufficient grace, free will, God's justice, mercy, & the question of whether foreknowledge of merits is the cause of predestination. A magnificent exposition for serious students seeking a deep, theological understanding of the Catholic mystery of Predestination. 382 pages. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $18.50 Sale $14.80.
PROVIDENCE. Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. The great Garrigou-Langrange explains Divine Providence - both the deep doctrinal foundations & its workings in our daily lives, Unlike many modern theologians, the author holds that the salvation of souls is more important than anything on this earth, & this great truth enlightens his entire book. He shows how God's Providence works in the Gospel, & he explains how Providence relates to prayer, to the duty of the present moment, to faithfulness in little things, to charity toward our neighbor, to the grace of a happy death, etc. He also tells how God responds to those who abandon themselves completely to His Providence. Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange shows how Jansenism & Protestantism fluctuate between presumption on the one hand & despair on the other, & are never able to provide a true Christian view of God's Providence. He points out that our salvation is more secure in God's hands than it would be in our own. He shows that the trials of the just serve a higher purpose, & he explains that one can have spiritual light even in this earthly darkness. Demonstrates an entire way of life based on the firm rock of confidence in God's Providence for us - which is based solidly on Catholic doctrine. Demonstrates further how we can have the confidence & joy of thesaints, even amid the trials of this earth - which is one of the great paradoxes of the Cathoic way of life! 389 pages. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $18.50 Sale $14.80.
THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES-ON FAITH. Rev. R. Garrigou-LaGrange, O.P. A commentary on St. Thomas' Summa Theologiae Ia IIae qq. 62, 65, 68: IIa IIae. qq. 1-16. Covers the general notion of virtue, the kinds of virtues, the concept of theological virtue as distinct from moral virtue, and a commentary on the virtue of faith. Clear and masterful. 480pp. HB. Imprimatur. Reg. $24.00 #0851 Sale $19.20
THREE AGES OF THE INTERIOR LIFE. Fr. R. Garrigou-LaGrange, O.P. #1073 Reg. $48.00 Sale $38.40
THE THREE WAYS OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE. Rev. R. Garrigou-LaGrange, O.P. A brief, clear, intelligible explanation of the purgative, illuminative and unitive ways by one of the greatest authorities. Says we all travel this threefold path, consciously or not, in our own spiritual lives. 112pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $7.00 #0182 Sale $5.60
BOOK RECOMMENDED BY FR. GARRIGOU-LAGRANGE:
THE WAYS OF MENTAL PRAYER. Rt. Rev. Dom Vitalis Lehodey. First published 1907. One of the Church's great classics on mental prayer. Recommended by Father Garrigou-LaGrange, it takes the reader through all the steps of mental prayer, from the beginning up through the prayer of union. Explains the advantages and joys of mental prayer, plus gives the techniques and methods. Shows what to avoid and how to overcome the problems interfering with this type of prayer. Thorough and enlightening. Destined to lead many to divine intimacy - foretaste of Heaven on earth. 408pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $14.00 #0095 Sale $11.20
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Biography: Fr. Reginald Marie Garrigou-Lagrance, P.O. (1877-1964)
was probably the greatest Catholic theologian of the 20th century. (He is
not to be confused with his uncle, Pére Lagrange, the biblical scholar.)
Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange initially attracted attention in the early 20th century
when he wrote against Modernism. Recognizing that Modernism - which denied
the objective truth of divine revelation, and affirmed a heretical conception
of the evolution of dogma - struck at the very root of Catholic faith, Fr.
Garrigou-Lagrange wrote classic works on apologetics, defending the Catholic
Faith by way of both philosophy and theology. He taught at the Angelicum
in Rome from 1909 to 1960, and he served for many years as a consulter to
the Holy Office and other Roman Congregations. He is most famous, however,
for his writings, producing over 500 books and articles. In these he showed
himself to be a thorough Thomist in the classic Dominican tradition.
Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange was best known for his spiritual theology, particularly for insisting that all are called to holiness and for zealously propounding the thesis that infused contemplation and the resulting mystical life are in the normal way of holiness or Christian perfection. His classic work in this field - and his overall masterpiece - is the Three AGes of the Interior Life, in which the Catholic Faith stands out in all its splendor as a divine work of incomparable integrity, structure and beauty, ordered to raise man to the divine life of grace and bring to flower in him the "supernatural organism" of Sanctifying Grace and the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost - the wellsprings of all true mysticism.
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