“Humility of Heart” (the compleat English translation)- NOW AVAILABLE – RARE HAND-MADE, FIRST EDITION LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 50 COPIES!
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Hardback version, 1st edition HAND-MADE, HAND STITCHED, HAND PRINTED ON CLASSIC, ORGANIC PAPERS, INCLUDES THE ALBERTINNI FRONTISPIECE OF “THE VISITATION”. A note from the publisher of this edition: Firstly, I have chosen to issue this rare and limited edition SPECIFICALLY because customers/friends have asked me if I would make them a copy. I wrestled with this decision because of the book’s contents but because the demand is strong, I acquiesce to posterity which will most certainly treasure this edition as will the next. Secondly, if we were to forego our profit on this item and lower the price as an act of penance then many more would wish to make this part of their collection. Therefore, the usual sales price for these editions will apply in the prayerful hope that any profits can be invested back into our publishing apostolate.
by Father Gaetano Mary de Bergamo, English Translation by Herbert Cardinal Vaughan and Frederick Michael Augustine Mary Church
Edited with additional English translations by Frederick Michael Augustine Mary (Mike Church). This volume contains, for the first time EVER, the final 58 page section of Humility, included in all Italian editions but omitted in ALL English editions until now. Mike Church has performed the signal task of translating those 58 pages PLUS the 4 page introduction written by Fr. Bergamo, Plus the Imprimatur granted by the Vatican in 1792, PLUS decoded all of Fr. Bergamo’s footnote citations and updated the references so modern readers can consult Bergamo’s sources, and included them all in this edition! This is the most comprehensive and compleat edition of Fr. Bergamo’s internationally loved work “Humility of Heart” and is presented here in a hardback, collector’s format that will be passed down for generations.
“HUMILITY OF HEART” which is best described by Father Gaetano de Bergamo the author of the original work as summarized recently by the web-blog Unam Sanctam Catholicam:
In the early 18th century, a priest named Fr. Cajetan Mary de Bergamo (d. 1753) wrote a treatise entitled Humility of Heart, which was popularized by the English Cardinal Vaughn in his 1903 translation and has subsequently become a classic on the virtue. In his treatise, Bergamo insists on the universal practice of humility, but notes that the way humility looks externally will vary depending on one’s station in life.
ABOUT THIS EDITION:
Hardback, Smyth Sewn
Beautiful full-color dust jacket
306 pages including over 60 pages of never before translated material from the main-body of the book
Updated footnotes featuring modern links to the cited works
Frontispiece printing of the Albertinni painting “The Visitation”
Appendx featuring the compleat preface and history of the English translation
New Table of Contents and Index