Treasure & Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass
by Lisa Bergman
8.5" x 11" Hardcover 120 pages
Have you ever:
Considered attending a Latin Mass, but found it too intimidating?
Struggled to jump back and forth between the pages of a Latin-English Missal?
Wondered what all those people are doing at the altar during High Mass?
Wished for an effective way to help children to understand and follow along with the Mass?
Wanted to know more about the history of the Mass and how it came to be the way it is?
Been puzzled by things like Septuagesima, Rogation Days, and other unfamiliar terms, feasts and practices?
This Guide is just what you've been waiting for!
Whether you've been attending the Extraordinary Form of the Mass for years, or are merely curious about it, this guide is designed to open up the riches contained within the Mass to all. Inside, you will find a word-for-word English translation of the Latin text of the Mass, together with photos, diagrams, notes and explanations that will help you not only to follow along, but also to understand the history and significance of the ceremonies in which you are taking part. In addition, you will find sections explaining the main differences between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms, a discussion comparing the development of the Mass with that of its sister liturgy, the Divine Office, an exploration of the English translations of the Bible, a full glossary, and finally, recommended prayers intended to help you prepare when receiving the sacraments of Penance and the Holy Eucharist.
Praise for Treasure & Tradition
"My heartfelt congratulations to you on the beautiful presentation, in images and words, of the reality of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!...the book is most informative and educational, and the content is presented in a most beautiful and attractive manner." --His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
"Congratulations on this accomplishment. The purpose of this book which you stated as a way to help your children understand about the Extraordinary Form of the Mass seems well met in this book. In my view, I would say this is a very good book." --The Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of Lincoln
"I am pleased to report this little book fuels piety in a number of ways. It reveals a literal understanding of the sacred Latin Language used in the prayers and rubrics at the Holy Mass, making it easy to mediate on the sublime orations being offered...[it] also provides many fascinating historical and catechetical lessons on each page that are accessible to all, not only in writing but in pictures and diagrams that direct the imagination always toward heavenly things.
It is clear to me that this guide to the Holy Mass is long overdue and should be welcomed by all not only as a way to deepen their love for the Traditional Latin Mass but also to foster and fuel their piety." --A Traditional Priest
"...[Treasure and Tradition] lives up to the highly praiseworthy reviews of leaders such as Raymond Cardinal Burke." --Rorate Caeli
"Without exaggeration, I can say that this is one of the most stunningly beautiful and most informative introductions to the traditional Latin Mass that I have ever seen. For anyone who needs or wants a crash-course in the theology and spirituality of the classical Roman Rite, and a tour of just about everything connected with it, this is your book at last. If I could wave a magic wand, I'd have copies of Treasure and Tradition suddenly appear in every church, chapel, and Catholic family in the English-speaking world." --Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, on the New Liturgical Movement website