Fulton Sheen’s Wartime Prayer Book

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Written for soldiers by Blessed Fulton Sheen in the darkest moments of World War II, this small prayer book has been proven in combat and hallowed by the suffering, prayers, and sacrifices of thousands of Catholic fighting men and women on ships, submarines, and aircraft, in fortresses and foxholes, and even in hellish prisoner of war camps across Europe and the Pacific.

Peacetime led those soldiers and sailors to put aside this powerful wartime prayer book as they entered a world rendered more secure because of their sacrifices. New enemies have shattered the security those good soldiers won. Terrorism now takes as its battlefield our homes, our schools, and our workplaces, threatening even those of us who are not in the military. Duct tape may protect us from chemical and biological weapons, but it surely won't protect us from the corrosive, soul-destroying impact of fear, anger, uncertainty, and despair, which daily life on this battlefield is causing already.

Now is the time to draft The Armor of God back into God's service. We have published it as Fulton Sheen's Wartime Prayer Book, in a pocket-sized leatherette edition similar to the original that you can carry with you in your car or on the subway, and that soldiers can carry in their uniforms as they face the enemy.

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"I gave my last Wartime Prayer Book to an airman on the way to Iraq this week. I try to keep a couple with me even when traveling, as I frequently encounter Armed Forces members in airports who have a need to talk to a priest. Having these to put in their hands has been a blessing."

Fr. A

"Your sending those Bishop Sheen books in Fallujah was a Godsend. Support from our fellow Catholics on the home front speaks volumes to us here! Since being here, I've had 3 sailors and marines approach me wanting to become Catholics."

Fr. John

"The Wartime Prayer Book reached me in time. I took a bag of them to New Orleans and shared them with troops from the Maryland Guard and the Arkansas Guard. These latter will be going from New Orleans to Iraq. These men and women were extremely grateful, and, when I ran across various troops a day or two later, all had the Prayer Book with them. Archbishop Sheen clearly is continuing his work. God bless you all for helping him to do so."

Fr. Charles

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly

"A book to be reread, studied, and used as a springboard for further thought on the matter."


Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly
  • Pages: 196
  • Format(s): leatherette, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-928832-65-2
  • Product Code: 652
  • Availability: In Stock
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Wonderful little book
As usual, Fulton Sheen delivers. He has such a way with words. Amazing.
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Stands the test of time
Originally published during WWII, it is still as pertinent today as it was then.
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Not just for wartime
One of the most spiritual prayer books I've used. Very small and fits into a pocket easily. Originally published during WWII, Cardinal Sheen assembled a unique group of prayers, and I recommend this quality prayer book to all military and military family members. It not only contains spiritual guidance, it contains some of the best psalms and traditional prayers I've ever seen in one book. It soothes a troubled soul.
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An excellent manual for living in these difficult times
Whether we know it or not, we are enveloped in a war of the most significant proportions. This is not a war of political ideologies, nor is it a war over "real estate." This is the Ultimate Battle between Good and Evil. Archbishop Fulton Sheen originally intended this book for the members of our Armed Forces, but every thought, every word in this book is applicable to all of us - enlisted or not - because we are all enlisted in this supernatural war.
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Important and useful
I bought our first copy of Sheen's "Wartime Prayer Book" for my son when he left for USAF Basic Military Training - in 2011. Since then, he regularly sends me requests for additional copies to give to his friends. He just asked me for more, feeling this book important enough to give away now over 70 copies. The book is sized to fit in fatigue pockets and, while designed for Catholics, is appropriate for any Christian. It contains prayers and passages for various situations our service members face - words when you have no words.
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