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100BOOK REVIEWS Willem van Ruysbroek, Salimbene, Thomas of Eccleston, and probably others which escaped our attention in surveying this wealth of information. Brief notes about the authenticity of certain works and of other details are quite often added. We recommend this bibliography to all our libraries. Philotheus Boehner, O.F.M. Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure, New York. The Capuchin Annual 1943-1946. Edited by Father Senan, O.F.M. Cap. Dublin, 2 Capel Street. Pp. 512, $2.50. This double number of the already famous annuals follows its fifteen predecessors in form and style. Its contents presents a great variety of essays and poems. Tales, stories, biographies, recollections, travelogues, history, music, song, art and folklore follow each other in stately procession, giving an idea of the rich Irish culture of the past and present. Not all contributions are of the same merit, but all are of a very good literary quality. A few of the prose and poems are in the Gaelic language; the rest is English. AU speak from the heart of the Irish nation. The volume is profusely illustrated with half-tones, art prints, color plates and very numerous fine and amusing silhouettes. Although advertisements cover about one third of the pages in front and in the back, each of these pages has at least something of interest to the reader. The large number of commercial , industrial, financial and educational publicity as well as the long list of patrons shows that the combined Irish forces are behind the purpose of the annual. This purpose is to promote Gaelic art and culture in all branches. To this cause, the Capuchin Annual is a worthwhile contribution. Kilian J. Hennrich, O.F.M. Cap. Our Lady of Sorrows Friary, New York. Der Christusritter aus Assist. By Dr. P. Hilarin Felder, O.F.M. Cap., Titularbischof von Gera. Zuerich-Altstetten: B. Goetschmann, 1941. Pp. 165. Although this review is belated on account of the war conditions, the small volume under consideration deserves attention on account of its valuable viewpoint. The venerable author offers it as a "supplement and illustration" of his more pretentious work, The Ideals of St. Francis. He disclaims any originality in the title, Christ's Paladin of Assist, for, as he states, the oldest biographers already used it. At first blush St. Francis might seem far removed from the knighthood we know, but the author proves him to have been a true Paladin of Christ and develops his theme without undue stress from all the sources at his disposal. Under the aspect of knighthood Francis rises up before us to majestic stature. In the first part of the book the emergence and development of this knighthood is traced. Six chapters show the true meaning of knighthood, Francis between cloth and sword, the probation of the candidate, the final choice between liege-lord and vassal, the consecration to knighthood, and ...


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