The Young Man's Guide: Counsels, Reflections and Prayers for Catholic Young Men
. Originally printed by Benzinger Brothers, Inc., Printers to the Holy See, this classic received the blessing (as did the Young Girls Guide) of Pope Pius XI in 1927 when it was first printed. This famous prayerbook contains the text of the Ordinary of the Mass in Latin and English, Mass Devotions, Confession Devotions, Daily Prayers, Litanies, Stations of the Cross, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and Mysteries of the Rosary. But the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary guide for men, young or old, is in the counsel offered to furnish a Catholic man setting out into a hostile world with a correct view of the social and religious conditions of modern life and the great need to preserve faith and innocence. This can only be done by putting on the armor of the virtues which are explained by a master of spiritual direction from the famous Benedictine Abbey of Maria Einsiedeln, Switzerland. This is a spiritual classic which should be in the hands of youth today for the formation of a holy manhood to strengthen the fabric of the Church in the future.
The Catholic Girl's Guide. Like the councils to young men, these were originally delivered in a series of conferences to "Girls in the Ordinary Walks of Life and In Particular, for the Children of Mary." The first part is presented as a wreath of flowers on the virtues such as the Sunflower--Faith, Ivy--Hope, Peony--Love of God, etc. These are followed by the councils on choosing a state in life and explaining the virtues of a religious, married, or single vocation. Devotions, Novenas and an extensive index of prayers are included. The crowning feature is a section devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, including devotions for the Month of May and, in Latin and English, the Regina Coeli, Alma Redemptoris, Salve Regina and Ave Regina Coelorum, as well as inspiring reflections on all the events of Our Lady's life. As with the Young Men's Guide, Fr. Lasance gathered these from the outstanding writings of Rev. P. Coelestin Muff O.S.B., a man of God and a man of culture with years of experience as a Director of young girls in a Catholic Institute. This is a prayerbook to assist a young girl to mature in the footsteps of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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