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Our Catalogue of Books (English)

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We invite you to view our inventory of books here at vivacristorey.org. One can learn a lot from prayer and from the writings of Catholic authors. So welcome! Welcome!

Life of Saint Sabas

2views 0shareYou can find a shorter summary of the life of Saint Sabas here: Saint Sabas, also known as Saint Sabas the Sanctified or Saint Sabas the Elder, was born in 439 in the city of Cappadocia, in what is… Continue Reading →

Honors done to Mardochai – Esther, chapter 6

0views 0shareThe king hearing of the good service done him by Mardochai, commandeth Aman to honour him next to the king, which he performeth. [1] That night the king passed without sleep, and he commanded the histories and chronicles of… Continue Reading →

Josias celebrateth a most solemn pasch – 2 Paralipomenon, chapter 35 (2 Chronicles)

0views 0shareJosias celebrateth a most solemn pasch. He is slain by the king of Egypt. [1] And Josias kept a phase to the Lord in Jerusalem, and it was sacrificed on the fourteenth day of the first month. [2] And… Continue Reading →

God is appeased by Moses – Numbers, chapter 14

1views 0shareThe people murmur. God threateneth to destroy them. He is appeased by Moses, yet so as to exclude the murmurers from entering the promised land. The authors of the sedition are struck dead. The rest going to fight against… Continue Reading →

The lot of the sons of Joseph – Joshua, chapter 16

2views 0shareThe borders of the tribe of Ephraim. [1] And the lot of the sons of Joseph fell from the Jordan over against Jericho and the waters thereof, on the east: the wilderness which goeth up from Jericho to the… Continue Reading →

David’s victories – 2 Samuel, chapter 8 (2 Kings)

2views 0shareDavid’s victories, and his chief officers. [1] And it came to pass after this that David defeated the Philistines, and brought them down, and David took the bridle of tribute out of the hand of the Philistines. [2] And… Continue Reading →

Moses is born – Exodus, chapter 2

2views 0shareMoses is born and exposed on the bank of the river; where he is taken up by the daughter of Pharao, and adopted for her son. He killeth an Egyptian, and fleeth into Madian; where he marrieth a wife…. Continue Reading →

Esther is graciously received – Esther, chapter 5

1views 0shareEsther is graciously received: she inviteth the king and Aman to dinner, Aman prepareth a gibbet for Mardochai. [1] And on the third day Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s… Continue Reading →

Josias destroyeth idolatry – 2 Paralipomenon, chapter 34 (2 Chronicles)

2views 0shareJosias destroyeth idolatry, repaireth the temple, and reneweth the covenant between God and the people. [1] Josias was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned one and thirty years in Jerusalem. [2] And he did… Continue Reading →

Jerusalem is besieged – 4th Book of Kings, chapter 25

2views 0shareJerusalem is besieged and taken by Nabuchodonosor: Sedecias is taken: the city and temple are destroyed. Godolias, who is left governor, is slain. Joachin is exalted by Evilmerodach. [1] And it came to pass in the ninth year of… Continue Reading →

The twelve spies – Numbers, chapter 13

3views 0shareThe twelve spies are sent to view the land. The relation they make of it. [1] And the people marched from Haseroth, and pitched their tents in the desert of Pharan. [2] And there the Lord spoke to Moses,… Continue Reading →

The borders of the lot of Juda – Joshua, chapter 15

3views 0shareThe borders of the lot of Juda. Caleb’s portion and conquest. The cities of Juda. [1] Now the lot of the children of Juda by their kindreds was this: From the frontier of Edom, to the desert of Sin… Continue Reading →

The Perpetual Throne – 2 Samuel, chapter 7

2views 0shareDavid’s purpose to build a temple is rewarded with the promise of great blessings in his seed: his prayer and thanksgiving. [1] And it came to pass when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given… Continue Reading →

The Israelites in Egypt – Exodus, chapter 1

2views 0shareThe Israelites are multiplied in Egypt. They are oppressed by a new king, who commandeth all their male children to be killed. [1] These are the names of the children of Israel, that went into Egypt with Jacob: they… Continue Reading →

Mardochai – Esther, chapter 4, The Bible

1views 0shareMardochai desireth Esther to petition the king for the Jews. They join in fasting and prayer. [1] Now when Mardochai had heard these things, he rent his garments, and put on sackcloth, strewing ashes on his head: and he… Continue Reading →

Manasses is led captive to Babylon – 2 Paralipomenon, chapter 33 (2 Chronicles)

3views 0shareManasses for his manifold wickedness is led captive to Babylon: he repenteth, and is restored to his kingdom, and destroyeth idolatry: his successor Amon is slain by his servants. [1] Manasses was twelve years old when he began to… Continue Reading →

The reign of Joakim, Joachin, and Sedecias – 4th Book of Kings, chapter 24

2views 0share[1] In his days Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon came up, and Joakim became his servant three years: then again he rebelled against him. [2] And the Lord sent against him the rovers of the Chaldees, and the rovers of… Continue Reading →

Mary and Aaron murmur against Moses – Numbers, chapter 12

1views 0shareMary and Aaron murmur against Moses, whom God praiseth above other prophets. Mary being struck with leprosy, Aaron confesseth his fault. Moses prayeth for her, and after seven days’ separation from the camp, she is restored. [1] And Mary… Continue Reading →

Caleb’s petition – Joshua, chapter 14

3views 0shareCaleb’s petition; Hebron is given to him and to his seed. [1] This is what the children of Israel possessed in the land of Chanaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Josue the son of Nun, and the princes of… Continue Reading →

David fetcheth the ark from Cariathiarim – 2 Samuel, chapter 6 (2 Kings)

4views 0shareDavid fetcheth the ark from Cariathiarim. Oza is struck dead for touching it. It is deposited in the house of Obededom: and from thence carried to David’s house. [1] And David again gathered together all the chosen men of… Continue Reading →

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