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    Welcome to the online bookstore of St. Willibrord Press, a minstry of the Order of the Shepherd's Heart. We're a non-profit catholic Christian publishing house attempting to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through high quality religious books, audiobooks, videos, music, and cards. St. Willibrord Press is dedicated to the preservation of Christian knowledge through the printing and publication of various works on church history, liturgy, mysticism, Old Catholicism, peace, prayer, theology, spirituality, and much more.
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  • Financing the Local Parish by Bp. Karl Pruter

    Posted By on June 14, 2010


    Financing the Local Parish
    By Bishop Karl Pruter
    Published by St. Willibrord Press 1984

    This is old stock out of Bp. Karl Pruter’s Cathedral Books. If you want to own a piece of Old Catholic history this is your chance. Buy it now while supplies last.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

    Karl Hugo Prüter (July 3, 1920 – November 18, 2007), was an Old Catholic bishop. He was raised in the Lutheran church, and was a Congregationalist minister under the name of Hugo Rehling Pruter Sr. from 1945 to 1958. In the Congregationalist Church he was one of the leaders in the liturgical movement within the church during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was also an opponent of the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ, begun in 1957 and concluded in 1961. As a continuing Congregationalist, he led his church and several other midwest Congregational churches to reject the merger and form a new body, the Central Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

    In the late 1960s, Pruter became involved in the Free Catholic Movement, an association that lasted until his death. Pruter’s introduction to the Free Catholic Movement and Old Catholicism came in 1963, when he traveled to Europe where he met several leaders of the Old Catholic tradition. When he returned to the United States, he settled in Boston hoping to find an available church or bishop. Not finding any, he arranged with Archbishop Peter A. Zurawetsky to start a new church, in the Back Bay area of Boston, which stressed the contemplative life, mysticism, and a faith based on personal experience.

    He was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Boston by Archbishops Zurawetsky and Uladyslau Ryzy-Ryski in 1967. The following year, Pruter designated his Diocese an independent communion. After a meeting the following year, the new Christ Catholic Church (Pruter) was recognized when its Constitution and Canons were given it by Archbishop Zurawetsky.

    Pruter was a vigorous publisher and distributor of literature in his fields of interest. The press he founded, St. Willibrord’s Press, was a major distributor of literature about the Old Catholic church. He wrote a number of tracts and pamphlets, as well as books such as The Teachings of the Great Mystics and A History of the Old Catholic Church. He also operated the Tsali Bookstore, specializing in American Indian literature, and Cathedral Books which ememphasizes literature about the topic of peace.

    Rufus: The Story of a Dog by Bp. Karl Pruter

    Posted By on June 14, 2010


    Rufus: The Story of a Dog
    By Bishop Karl Pruter
    Published by St. Willibrord Press 1994

    This is old stock out of Bp. Karl Pruter’s Cathedral Books. If you want to own a piece of Old Catholic history this is your chance. Buy it now while supplies last.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

    Karl Hugo Prüter (July 3, 1920 – November 18, 2007), was an Old Catholic bishop. He was raised in the Lutheran church, and was a Congregationalist minister under the name of Hugo Rehling Pruter Sr. from 1945 to 1958. In the Congregationalist Church he was one of the leaders in the liturgical movement within the church during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was also an opponent of the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ, begun in 1957 and concluded in 1961. As a continuing Congregationalist, he led his church and several other midwest Congregational churches to reject the merger and form a new body, the Central Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

    In the late 1960s, Pruter became involved in the Free Catholic Movement, an association that lasted until his death. Pruter’s introduction to the Free Catholic Movement and Old Catholicism came in 1963, when he traveled to Europe where he met several leaders of the Old Catholic tradition. When he returned to the United States, he settled in Boston hoping to find an available church or bishop. Not finding any, he arranged with Archbishop Peter A. Zurawetsky to start a new church, in the Back Bay area of Boston, which stressed the contemplative life, mysticism, and a faith based on personal experience.

    He was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Boston by Archbishops Zurawetsky and Uladyslau Ryzy-Ryski in 1967. The following year, Pruter designated his Diocese an independent communion. After a meeting the following year, the new Christ Catholic Church (Pruter) was recognized when its Constitution and Canons were given it by Archbishop Zurawetsky.

    Pruter was a vigorous publisher and distributor of literature in his fields of interest. The press he founded, St. Willibrord’s Press, was a major distributor of literature about the Old Catholic church. He wrote a number of tracts and pamphlets, as well as books such as The Teachings of the Great Mystics and A History of the Old Catholic Church. He also operated the Tsali Bookstore, specializing in American Indian literature, and Cathedral Books which ememphasizes literature about the topic of peace.

    Prayers of a Poustinik by Bp. Karl Pruter

    Posted By on June 14, 2010


    Prayers of a Poustinik
    By Bishop Karl Pruter
    Published by St. Willibrord Press 1992

    This is old stock out of Bp. Karl Pruter’s Cathedral Books. If you want to own a piece of Old Catholic history this is your chance. Buy it now while supplies last.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

    Karl Hugo Prüter (July 3, 1920 – November 18, 2007), was an Old Catholic bishop. He was raised in the Lutheran church, and was a Congregationalist minister under the name of Hugo Rehling Pruter Sr. from 1945 to 1958. In the Congregationalist Church he was one of the leaders in the liturgical movement within the church during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was also an opponent of the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ, begun in 1957 and concluded in 1961. As a continuing Congregationalist, he led his church and several other midwest Congregational churches to reject the merger and form a new body, the Central Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

    In the late 1960s, Pruter became involved in the Free Catholic Movement, an association that lasted until his death. Pruter’s introduction to the Free Catholic Movement and Old Catholicism came in 1963, when he traveled to Europe where he met several leaders of the Old Catholic tradition. When he returned to the United States, he settled in Boston hoping to find an available church or bishop. Not finding any, he arranged with Archbishop Peter A. Zurawetsky to start a new church, in the Back Bay area of Boston, which stressed the contemplative life, mysticism, and a faith based on personal experience.

    He was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Boston by Archbishops Zurawetsky and Uladyslau Ryzy-Ryski in 1967. The following year, Pruter designated his Diocese an independent communion. After a meeting the following year, the new Christ Catholic Church (Pruter) was recognized when its Constitution and Canons were given it by Archbishop Zurawetsky.

    Pruter was a vigorous publisher and distributor of literature in his fields of interest. The press he founded, St. Willibrord’s Press, was a major distributor of literature about the Old Catholic church. He wrote a number of tracts and pamphlets, as well as books such as The Teachings of the Great Mystics and A History of the Old Catholic Church. He also operated the Tsali Bookstore, specializing in American Indian literature, and Cathedral Books which ememphasizes literature about the topic of peace.

    The Teachings of the Great Mystics By Bp. Karl Pruter

    Posted By on June 14, 2010


    The Teachings of the Great Mystics
    By Bishop Karl Pruter
    Published by St. Willibrord Press 1969
    118 Pages

    This is old stock out of Bp. Karl Pruter’s Cathedral Books. If you want to own a piece of Old Catholic history this is your chance. Buy it now while supplies last.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

    Karl Hugo Prüter (July 3, 1920 – November 18, 2007), was an Old Catholic bishop. He was raised in the Lutheran church, and was a Congregationalist minister under the name of Hugo Rehling Pruter Sr. from 1945 to 1958. In the Congregationalist Church he was one of the leaders in the liturgical movement within the church during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was also an opponent of the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ, begun in 1957 and concluded in 1961. As a continuing Congregationalist, he led his church and several other midwest Congregational churches to reject the merger and form a new body, the Central Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

    In the late 1960s, Pruter became involved in the Free Catholic Movement, an association that lasted until his death. Pruter’s introduction to the Free Catholic Movement and Old Catholicism came in 1963, when he traveled to Europe where he met several leaders of the Old Catholic tradition. When he returned to the United States, he settled in Boston hoping to find an available church or bishop. Not finding any, he arranged with Archbishop Peter A. Zurawetsky to start a new church, in the Back Bay area of Boston, which stressed the contemplative life, mysticism, and a faith based on personal experience.

    He was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Boston by Archbishops Zurawetsky and Uladyslau Ryzy-Ryski in 1967. The following year, Pruter designated his Diocese an independent communion. After a meeting the following year, the new Christ Catholic Church (Pruter) was recognized when its Constitution and Canons were given it by Archbishop Zurawetsky.

    Pruter was a vigorous publisher and distributor of literature in his fields of interest. The press he founded, St. Willibrord’s Press, was a major distributor of literature about the Old Catholic church. He wrote a number of tracts and pamphlets, as well as books such as The Teachings of the Great Mystics and A History of the Old Catholic Church. He also operated the Tsali Bookstore, specializing in American Indian literature, and Cathedral Books which ememphasizes literature about the topic of peace.

    The Blue Jellybean: A Memoir by Bp. Karl Pruter

    Posted By on June 13, 2010


    The Blue Jellybean, Hedy Lamarr, and We Don’t Eat Negroes
    A Memoir by Bishop Karl Pruter
    Published by Borgo Press 2006
    172 Pages

    This is old stock out of Bp. Karl Pruter’s Cathedral Books. If you want to own a piece of Old Catholic history this is your chance. Buy it now while supplies last.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

    Karl Hugo Prüter (July 3, 1920 – November 18, 2007), was an Old Catholic bishop. He was raised in the Lutheran church, and was a Congregationalist minister under the name of Hugo Rehling Pruter Sr. from 1945 to 1958. In the Congregationalist Church he was one of the leaders in the liturgical movement within the church during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was also an opponent of the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ, begun in 1957 and concluded in 1961. As a continuing Congregationalist, he led his church and several other midwest Congregational churches to reject the merger and form a new body, the Central Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

    In the late 1960s, Pruter became involved in the Free Catholic Movement, an association that lasted until his death. Pruter’s introduction to the Free Catholic Movement and Old Catholicism came in 1963, when he traveled to Europe where he met several leaders of the Old Catholic tradition. When he returned to the United States, he settled in Boston hoping to find an available church or bishop. Not finding any, he arranged with Archbishop Peter A. Zurawetsky to start a new church, in the Back Bay area of Boston, which stressed the contemplative life, mysticism, and a faith based on personal experience.

    He was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Boston by Archbishops Zurawetsky and Uladyslau Ryzy-Ryski in 1967. The following year, Pruter designated his Diocese an independent communion. After a meeting the following year, the new Christ Catholic Church (Pruter) was recognized when its Constitution and Canons were given it by Archbishop Zurawetsky.

    Pruter was a vigorous publisher and distributor of literature in his fields of interest. The press he founded, St. Willibrord’s Press, was a major distributor of literature about the Old Catholic church. He wrote a number of tracts and pamphlets, as well as books such as The Teachings of the Great Mystics and A History of the Old Catholic Church. He also operated the Tsali Bookstore, specializing in American Indian literature, and Cathedral Books which ememphasizes literature about the topic of peace.

    The People of God By Bp. Karl Pruter

    Posted By on June 13, 2010


    The People of God
    Written By Bp. Karl Pruter
    Published by St. Willibrord Press 1974
    162 Pages

    This is old stock out of Bp. Karl Pruter’s Cathedral Books. If you want to own a piece of Old Catholic history this is your chance. Buy it now while supplies last.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

    Karl Hugo Prüter (July 3, 1920 – November 18, 2007), was an Old Catholic bishop. He was raised in the Lutheran church, and was a Congregationalist minister under the name of Hugo Rehling Pruter Sr. from 1945 to 1958. In the Congregationalist Church he was one of the leaders in the liturgical movement within the church during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was also an opponent of the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ, begun in 1957 and concluded in 1961. As a continuing Congregationalist, he led his church and several other midwest Congregational churches to reject the merger and form a new body, the Central Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

    In the late 1960s, Pruter became involved in the Free Catholic Movement, an association that lasted until his death. Pruter’s introduction to the Free Catholic Movement and Old Catholicism came in 1963, when he traveled to Europe where he met several leaders of the Old Catholic tradition. When he returned to the United States, he settled in Boston hoping to find an available church or bishop. Not finding any, he arranged with Archbishop Peter A. Zurawetsky to start a new church, in the Back Bay area of Boston, which stressed the contemplative life, mysticism, and a faith based on personal experience.

    He was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Boston by Archbishops Zurawetsky and Uladyslau Ryzy-Ryski in 1967. The following year, Pruter designated his Diocese an independent communion. After a meeting the following year, the new Christ Catholic Church (Pruter) was recognized when its Constitution and Canons were given it by Archbishop Zurawetsky.

    Pruter was a vigorous publisher and distributor of literature in his fields of interest. The press he founded, St. Willibrord’s Press, was a major distributor of literature about the Old Catholic church. He wrote a number of tracts and pamphlets, as well as books such as The Teachings of the Great Mystics and A History of the Old Catholic Church. He also operated the Tsali Bookstore, specializing in American Indian literature, and Cathedral Books which ememphasizes literature about the topic of peace.

    St. Willibrord Press Opening Soon!

    Posted By on June 8, 2010

    This newest venue of St. Willibrord Press is dedicated to Bishop Karl Pruter of blessed memory and his patron saint, St. Willibrord.

    Be watching as St. Willibrord Press online will be opening soon. We are excited about exploring this new platform for our small publishing house and hope you are as well.

    Until St. Willibrord Press opens completely you may visit our bookstore on Ebay, Shepherd’s Heart Books and Gifts where we offer books on theology, Celtic Christianity, Old Catholicism, prayer, mysticism, church history, various liturgies, et cetera. We also carry vestments, altar items, incense, candles, music, icons, art, glass jewelry, lampwork, handblown glass art and much more!

    Happy bidding and may God bless you + Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!