Fr. Christopher Smith's recommended 2017 Lenten reading!
"Have you ever wondered why we do some of the things we do at Mass? This book goes step by step through the church building, the vestments and the vessels, as well as the external rites and ceremonies we participate in at Mass. Even though some of those rites are no longer present in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, it is useful to know their origin." - Fr. Christopher Smith, STD/PhD, KHS, Pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Taylors, SC.
Nothing Superfuous: An Explanation of the Symbolism of the Rite of St. Gregory the Great by Fr. James Jackson, FSSP.
In clear language, Fr. Jackson reveals the rich theological meaning behind the art, architecture, words and gestures of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the Rite of St. Gregory the Great.
Immerse yourself in this simple guide to fully appreciate all that is the Traditional Latin Mass. This comprehensive book will help Catholics to appreciate ever more deeply the profound beauty expressed in the Mass.