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Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary

Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary

The Classic Text Translated and with a Spiritual Commentary by Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. 

Author: Alphonsus de Liguori

Translated by: Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.

Price: $18.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87061-244-2

Imprint: Christian Classics

On-sale date: October 1, 2007

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Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary is the first complete and faithful English translation from its original Italian of this devotional classic by St. Alphonsus de Liguori. A collection of meditations created by Alphonsus, one of the greatest figures of eighteenth-century Catholic spirituality, this profound work will help believers pray on a daily basis before Jesus in the Sacrament. His simple and accessible writings are dedicated to helping the faithful have a heart-to-heart conversation with Jesus and his mother, Mary. Fr. Dennis Billy's fresh new translation and his instructive and illuminating spiritual commentary will help contemporary readers re-discover this spiritual classic.


"A spiritual classic."

"This beautiful devotional manual of Saint Alphonsus compresses some major themes of late Baroque spirituality into a single whole: the practice of mental prayer, vivid awareness of the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, and devotion to the Blessed Mother. Fr. Dennis Billy has retrieved for us a spiritual classic with his insightful introduction, instructive commentary, and a clear and strong translation."

Lawrence S. Cunningham
John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

"[A] beautiful English translation."

"This beautiful English translation of Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary captures the simplicity and passion of St. Alphonsus’s devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. It makes a great classic of popular Catholic devotion accessible to Christians of the twenty-first century, especially through the introductions and reflective questions that accompany each section."

Donna Orsuto, Professor, Institute of Spirituality
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome Director, The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas

"A great gift."

"Since I was a young boy growing up in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Brooklyn, New York, I have had a long familiarity with Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary, the classic short work by St. Alphonsus Liguori. This contemporary translation by Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., is most faithful to the prayers and meditations of Alphonsus, while giving the reader practical and focused steps to deepening an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, and with Mary, the Mother of God. Building on the work of St. Alphonsus, Fr. Billy has given a great gift to all who seek to experience the great gift God has given us in the Blessed Sacrament."

Very Reverend Patrick Woods, C.Ss.R.
Provincial Superior of the Baltimore Province