This posting is something I debated within myself for a while, but I decided to go ahead with it. Our Priory has just about everything we need as far as the stuff of this world is considered. (Besides that, we have a whole lot more, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Blessed Sacrament being Chief among them!) That said, one thing we are a bit short on (an the budget doesn’t always allow for it) is a steady supply of books. Since friends often want to show their charitable affection by the giving of gifts, particularly at Christmas time, and since we are beggars anyway, I thought might be helpful to them and our community to post our Amazon.com “Wishlist.” (We have more black socks and black t-shirts than we know what to do with!) These books (and some DVDs) are for “business” and/or “pleasure” in the sense that some are intended directly for the apostolate or the building up of our religious life, while others are for the general cultural or literary edification of the brethren. In other words, the latter ones are for “leisure,” as properly understood by Joseph Pieper: “the Basis of Culture.”

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