The Mystical City of God
in four volumes by Venerable Mary of Agreda was translated into
English from the original Spanish by Fr. George J. Blatter (Fiscar Marison-his nom de
plume) and published by him in 1912 with the imprint of the Theopolitan Company of
Chicago, composed of Fr. Blatter, his brother, and some friends for purposes of
disseminating the book. In 1929, Mr. Louis W. Bernicken assumed publication of the four
volumes, and in 1949 this work was taken over by Mr. Harry D. Corcoran of Albuquerque, New
Mexico under the name of the Corcoran Publishing Co. In 1971 rights to the book were
purchased by Ave Maria Institute (the Blue Army) of Washington, New Jersey, the present
This popular abridgement of the four-volume work was compiled, it is
believed, by Fr. Cassian Burgert, O.F.M. Cap. And was published by Mr. Bernicken. It had
gone through five printings of about 1,000 copies each by the time of the printing of this
paper bound edition.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 9, 1949.
I gladly give my "Imprimatur" as of today, to
the new edition of the work, "The City of God"
by Sister Mary of Jesus, to be reprinted from the
original authorized Spanish Edition of the year
1902 without change, and already bearing the
Imprimatur of His Excellency, Most Reverend
H.J. Alerding, Bishop of Fort Wayne.
+ EDWIN V. BYRNE, D.D.,
Archbishop of Santa Fe.
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