Crown of Jesus

Crown of Jesus (1862) was a major publication during the years of the expansion of the Roman Catholic church in Britain following Catholic Emancipation, the passing of the Roman Catholic Relief Bill in 1829, and the growth in numbers following immigration from Ireland and the converts from the Oxford Movement*. Library catalogues give the names of the editors as R.R. Suffield and C.F.R. Palmer. Its full title was Crown of Jesus: a complete Catholic manual of devotion, doctrine, and instruction. In addition to the Ordinary of the Mass, in Latin with an English translation, it contained Spiritual Exercises, Meditations, Litanies and Devotions. It contained a ‘Classified table of Psalms and...

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