Salvation to all who will is nigh,
That All, which always is All everywhere,
Which cannot sin and yet all sins must bear,
Which cannot die, yet cannot choose but die,
Lo, faithful Virgin, yields himself to lie
In prison, in thy womb; and though he there
Can take no sin, nor thou give, yet he will wear
Taken from thence, flesh, which death’s force
Ere by the spheres time was created, thou
Wast in his mind, who is thy son, and brother,
Whom thou conceiv’st, conceived; yea thou art now
Thy Maker’s maker, and thy Father’s mother;
Thou hast light in dark; and shutt’st in little room,
Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb.
John Donne (1572–1631)
Excerpted from A Prayer Book of Catholic Devotions
Books by William G. Storey
A Book of Lenten Prayers
A Book of Lenten Prayers emphasizes the graces of Baptism and Penance, offers traditional Catholic devotions and prayers that are still relevant and meaningful today, and gives insight into the rich treasury and history of Lenten prayers.
A Book of Marian Prayers
A Compilation of Marian Devotions from the Second to the Twenty-First Century
In A Book of Marian Prayers by William G. Storey, readers will discover a vast collection of Christ-centered Marian prayers spanning nearly 19 centuries. Prayers include A Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Novenas to Mary, and much, much more.
A Prayer Book for Eucharistic Adoration
A Prayer Book for Eucharistic Adoration spans nearly 2,000 years of Eucharistic prayers. Author and historian of the liturgy William G. Storey has carefully translated many ancient prayer sources, which heretofore have been unavailable to lay Catholics.
A Beginner's Book of Prayer
An Introduction to Traditional Catholic Prayers
A Beginner's Guide to Prayer is an excellent resource for anyone new to Catholicism or those learning to prayer.
Prayers of Christian Consolation
Prayers of Christian Consolation, a compilation of Catholic prayers by William G. Storey, offers consolation to those who are suffering. These Catholic prayers include psalms, hymns, poetry, prayers of saints, and traditional Catholic prayers.
The Complete Rosary
A Guide to Praying the Mysteries
The only book to present the complete reform of the rosary instituted by Pope John Paul II.
The Little Office of Jesus and Mary
This collection of devotions from William G. Storey celebrates 15 prominent feasts modeled on practices from both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Prayers of Intercession and Devotion
An authoritative collection of some of the most popular Catholic devotions in easy-to-use prayer book form.