The perfect book for family reading. Part I: texts and commentaries for the Epistles, Gospels, and most other Mass prayers (e.g., Introit, Collect, Gradual, etc.) for every Sunday and Holy Day of the liturgical year.
Part II: The Saints - Epistles and Gospels. Focuses on teaching doctrine and morals through the liturgy in Question & Answer format covering:
Manner of Following Mass at Home
Bible and Tradition
Process of Canonization
Education of Children
Consolation in Sickness
Love of Enemies
Why Christ Spoke in Parables
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Regarding the Spirit of the Liturgical Seasons
Origins of Church Feasts
More Hows? Whys? and What-fors?
The Church's Year follows the calendar in effect at the time it was first published (1880), yet nearly all of it is applicable with the use of the 1962 Missal. Totally re-typeset.
"It will bring blessings on any house in which it is kept and used." -Wm. Henry Elder, Archbishop of Cincinnati, 1884).
814 pp. hard cover (printed litho-wrap), sewn signatures, cream paper. SEWN pages, litho-wrap printed HARDCOVER, and high quality CREAM colored text pages. A family heirloom to last generations