A packet of recent twopenny publications from the Catffolic Truth Society is concerned, in the main, with the devotional category, this both in prose and verse. In a second part of his compilation of "Poetry of the Nativity," the Rev. Sir John O'Connell brings together forty English hymns, carols, and other poems. Verse, too, with drawings by the poet, Sister Mary Dominica, 0.P., supplies the staple of "An Angel Book," intended for children.
By permission of the Manre.ea Press, C,T,S, has brought out, in two parts, a number of extracts from The Virtues of the Divine Child, by the Rev. Daniel Considine, S.J.; these it issues with the title, " Thanks be to God." Also in two parts is "The Prayer of St. Teresa of Lisieux," by one of the Little Flower's most devoted clients, the Rev. Vernon Johnson. Other pamphlets in the devotional series are "Before the Threshold," notes, by the Rev. Leonard Eoase, S.J., on the development of the Inward life of prayer; "A Hospital Prayer Book," compiled by a priest of the Oratory; and a little book giving the Lenten Gospels except those for Holy Week.
A further booklet of the "Lesson Leaflets." sponsored by Our Lady's Catechists, includes Nos. 39 to 44 of these useful papers of instruction for juniors. Mr Waiter W. Jewell's pamphlet on " The Soul, Here and Hereafter " is another new publication in the doctrinal series. The author shows here a commendable facility for tackling a deep subject so as to make hie exposition easily understandable to the lay mind. This he does by employing many apt illustrations from everyday life and experience.