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This early edition of the catechism is translated into English from an Italian work approved by the Holy Father. Intended for children to ready them for Holy Communion, this work lacks scripture quotations because “the Church is the Divine Teacher…


The most famous of Catechisms, the Baltimore edition, was used in most parochial schools in the United States in the 1930′s-1960′s, and had a great influence on the faith of millions of children.

Designated to be used nationally, this catechism for Catholic parochial schools was published in 1942. It begins the text with that famous question “Who made us?”


La Strenna (The Gift) is a catechism used for the natively speaking Italian population in Philadelphia. Printed in 1884, during the largest influx of European immigration into the United States, this book is also a part of Ryan Library’s Catechism…
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