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On the Marks of the Church – St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine was not only the most prolific apologist of the 17th century, but of all time! Yet the loss of Latinity has relegated his valuable work to obscurity. Here at Mediatrix Press, we have proposed to change that.

Therefore, we have produced the first ever translation of St. Robert’s “On the Marks of the Church” into English, translated by Ryan Grant, the translator of the Canisius Catechism. In this valuable work, Bellarmine lays out no less than 15 Marks of the true Church, which are all developed from the 4 given by the Creed of the Council of Constantinople (second half of what we call the Nicene Creed). Bellarmine contrasts these marks with the marks posed by Protestant teaching, so as to show where the true Church really is. It is a short read, at 135 pages, but is beautiful and hard hitting on every point. A segment describing some miracles and anti-miracles at the end is especially enjoyable.

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The Bellarmine Translation Project

Support the Bellarmine Project! Help us to translate the De Controversiis of St. Robert Bellarmine into English! 1558 would prove to be a monumental year. It saw the death of Charles V, the most powerful and titanic monarch of Europe. Far more importantly, it saw the entry into the Roman College of a man from […]

Announcing: On the Marks of the Church by St. Robert Bellarmine now in print

This is one of the main reasons I have not posted anything in so long, the need to get the first book of the Bellarmine project complete! After going through all of my editor’s corrections, I had to do another read through, which takes a lot of time. Basically I am doing the work that […]

St. Robert Bellarmine on judging a Pope

There are a lot of comments going about the internet attacking Cardinal Burke for his criticism of Pope Francis. Now in reality, Cardinal Burke’s criticisms have been mild, always minimizing Francis’ damage. Some have gone so far as to call Cardinal Burke Schismatic. I wonder what they would have said about St. Robert Bellarmine, saint […]

De Controversiis VI: On the Sacraments in General, Baptism and Confirmation

For the first time, St. Robert Bellarmine’s treatise on the Sacraments in General, Baptism and Confirmation is available in English. In this phenomenal work, St. Robert Bellarmine defends the Council of Trent’s teaching on the Sacraments, what constitutes them, how they confer grace, that they are necessary for salvation, there number is 7, and the Church can make ceremonies concerning them. He goes on to defend the truth of Catholic teaching against Baptism, and the existence and efficacy of the Sacrament of Confirmation as something instituted by Christ and given to his Church.

Book Club

Mediatrix Press is pleased to announce the launch of the Book Club. For $50 a month you will receive a free hardcover book in the mail and many other additional perks. We also offer a $10 a month tier which grants access to an ebook (.mobi, .epub, and .pdf). $50 a month subscribers will also receive access to the ebook. New members will receive the Mediatrix Press release: The Spiritual Life and Prayer: According to Holy Scripture and Monastic Tradition.

Book Club members will receive the following additional perks:

  • Early access to new Mediatrix Press titles
  • A monthly hardcover book in the mail, or an ebook
  • A monthly newsletter focused around the current months hardcover book, with Ryan Grant and a special guest columnist
  • A live and exclusive monthly interview and Q&A, focused around the current months hardcover book, with Ryan Grant and a special guest
  • A monthly podcast with Ryan Grant on Christian art history and analysis
  • Unlimited access to the Mediatrix Press Audio Library, with 45 of Ryan Grant’s interviews on topics ranging from St. Robert Bellarmine to Renaissance Art
  • Unlimited access to all current and future Mediatrix Press Audio Books

The audiobook library is in-progress, members will soon receive free streaming access to Bible Stories for Children, Brother Deo Gratias: St. Felix of Cantalice, St. Therese and the Faithful, Walled in Light: The Life of St. Colette, and The True Story of the Sword in the Stone.

Book Club

Mediatrix Press is pleased to announce the launch of the Book Club. For $50 a month you will receive a free hardcover book in the mail and many other additional perks. The book club launched on August 17th, the Feast of St. Roch, Patron Saint of Plagues and Epidemics. New members will receive a hardcover of the Mediatrix Press release: The Life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Book Club members will receive the following additional perks:

  • Early access to new Mediatrix Press titles
  • A monthly hardcover book in the mail
  • A monthly newsletter focused around the current months hardcover book, with Ryan Grant and a special guest columnist
  • A live and exclusive monthly interview and Q&A, focused around the current months hardcover book, with Ryan Grant and a special guest
  • A monthly podcast with Ryan Grant on Christian art history and analysis
  • Unlimited access to the Mediatrix Press Audio Library, with 45 of Ryan Grant’s interviews on topics ranging from St. Robert Bellarmine to Renaissance Art
  • Unlimited access to all current and future Mediatrix Press Audio Books

The audiobook library is in-progress, members will soon receive free streaming access to Bible Stories for Children, Brother Deo Gratias: St. Felix of Cantalice, St. Therese and the Faithful, Walled in Light: The Life of St. Colette, and The True Story of the Sword in the Stone.

The first members of the Mediatrix Press Book Club will be recognized in our online community for the perpetuity of their membership.

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