BOOKS: Marcel Lefebvre on the Rosary, Biography of Blaise Pascal

I’m looking forward to getting into these, which have come recently.

Le rosaire avec Mgr Marcel Lefebvre (in French)


It’s a collection prepared by an SSPX priest Fr. Patrick Toadec.   There is a Preface by SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay.

I am unaware that there is a corresponding book in English. It’s small, easily pocketable.

Also, I received a copy of a biography of Blaise Pascal by a priest of my home diocese who taught history at Notre Dame for many years, Fr. Marvin O’Connell:

Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart.


O’Connell, by the way, has a fantastic biography of the interesting figure of Archbishop John Ireland, of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the “Consecrated Blizzard of the North”.

It is hard to get your head around the history of the Church in these USA without knowing about John Ireland.



I received a note from the editor at Angelus Press (the SSPX publisher).

Dear Father,
NB regarding your recent post:
We’ve already translated the Rosary book and it should be out early next year!

Excellent news!

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One Response to BOOKS: Marcel Lefebvre on the Rosary, Biography of Blaise Pascal

  1. Bishop Ireland has a special place in the heart of Orthodox Americans for being so inhospitable to many Eastern Rite Catholics that they (re)entered the Orthodox Church.