This is the Faith

Canon Francis J. Ripley

A long established introduction to the faith and teaching of the Catholic Church now reprinted in the 1973 edition Canon Ripley himself revised for publication. Author of many much loved books, This is the Faith is one for which he is particularly remembered and it stands as a memorial to his lifelong missionary work. Based on a series of twice-weekly talks given many times for non-Catholics under the auspices of the Legion of Mary, the book remains a safe and sure guide for instruction.

978 085244 678 2

318 pages


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A Golden Treasury of Prayers
Canon Francis J. Ripley

Canon Francis J. Ripley was a much loved priest, whose numerous books and ministry of evangelization brought many to the Faith, and gave inspiration and encouragement to countless others. This volume of his prayers, first published and offered in thanksgiving  for his Golden Jubilee of Priesthood and dedicated to the memory of his dearest friend Frank Duff and to the Legion of Mary that he founded, brings back to a general readership the fruits of a life time of reflection and praise.

Born in St Helens, Lancashire, in 1912, ordained priest in 1939, he served as a Chaplain in the Royal Air Force, Superior of the Catholic Missionary Society, Director of the Catholic Enquiry Centre in London and the Catholic Information Centre in Liverpool and Editor of Flarepath, Catholic Truth and Booknotes and The Catholic Gazette. For many years Canon Ripley was Parish Priest of the famous parish of St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith in Ashton-in-Makerfield, a centre of pilgrimage where the Holy Hand of St Edmund Arrowsmith is venerated.

Well known, he was much sought after as a lecturer throughout the British Isles and the USA and a regular contributor to the Catholic Press, Canon Ripley's many books include This is the Faith, also published by Gracewing.

978 0 85244 858 8  
208 pages