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Old Oct 27, '12, 9:15 pm
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Question Good Catholic Prayer Book?

Could somebody recommend a good Catholic prayer book for me to buy?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old Oct 27, '12, 10:22 pm
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Aquinas Books has a beautiful one...very exhaustive in breadth and depth...a lot of beautiful prayers which you don't often hear today...its "in the Spirit of Vatican II", they did not throw out or disregard many traditional prayers passed on down through the centuries.

Its a 1960;s edition reprint... @ 750 pages but very compact...
H x W x D: 6 3/8" (16.1 cm) x 4" (10.1 cm) x 0 3/4" (1.90 cm)...beautifully bound, typeset...with soft leather cover...great quality paper...supple and thin...costs a bit more though...@$34...but well worth it in my mind. Got these for my sons and daughter...had Aquinas engrave their name on front cover (@$10)...its a treasure for all of them...not because my wife and I gave it...but because of the beautiful prayers and quality workmanship in the book.
FYI:...Aquinas is a little slow in setting shipping dates...not an "overnight...2-3 business days company...but a darn good company and dedicated to quality products and quality service to customers.

Hope this is helpful.
Pax Christi

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Old Oct 27, '12, 11:02 pm
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Here is my other favorite prayer "dogeared"..".carry it anywhere"...paperback...@14...from Franciscan Servant-Charis Publishers:
The Catholic Prayer Book
Compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley; Edited by Tony Castle
Monsignor Buckley has been parish priest of St. Joseph's Church, Taddcaster, Yorkshire. He is the author of Catholic Morning Prayers, and A Prayer Book for Today's Catholic. He is now working full-time in the healing ministry and resides in England.
In a day when Catholics have less time and yet a greater need than ever for personal prayer, The Catholic Prayer Book is a much-needed resource. Filled with a wide range of prayer from the rich tradition of the Church-including personal, family, and liturgical prayer and prayer for special occasions. The Catholic Prayer Book serves as a treasury of Catholic worship from ancient times up to the present day. LEATHERETTE EDITION ALSO AVAILABLE--- A Servant Book.

Forwards are by the late great...John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York (1984--May 3, 2000+).R.I.P....and from late Basil Cardinal Hume, Archbishop of Westminster (1979--June 17, 1999+). R.I.P.

This prayer book is also rich in breadth and depth and brings forward many great "old" devotional prayers...very compact. My only negative...wish the "Contents" pages...listing prayers...was a little more it is,...when I find a favorite prayer...I must note name and page inside back cover...or use "sticky tabs" can take awhile to find in again on another occasion...not a big deal but just to share.

Pax Christi
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Old Oct 28, '12, 7:49 am
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Old Oct 28, '12, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by Protokletos View Post
Could somebody recommend a good Catholic prayer book for me to buy?

Thanks in advance for any help!
I vote for Blessed be God. Best prayerbook ever!! God bless.
Jesus, Mary, I love you! Save souls!
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Old Oct 28, '12, 10:05 am
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La Pieta Prayer Book. Also My Meditations on the Gospel - put out by the Confraternity of the Precious Blood. Both are pocket sized although one also needs to read the Bible in conjunction with the Gospel book. Luckily, I have a pocket sized Catholic edition of the New Testament.
Meum est propositum in taberna mori. Ego quidem iocari.
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Handbook of Prayers is a good one...and even has Latin and the new translation of the Mass
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