From the Publisher
An insightful and practical exploration of Catholicism's
most sacred tradition.
The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition is an
engaging and authoritative guide to Catholicism's most distinctive
practice. And now, with the Church introducing revised language for
the Mass, Catholics have a perfect opportunity to renew their
understanding of this beautiful and beloved celebration.
With eloquent prose and elegant black-and-white photography,
bestselling authors Archbishop Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina guide
readers through the different parts of the Mass, from the entrance
procession to the blessing and dismissal, capturing the deep
meaning of elements that are at once ordinary and mysterious: bread
and wine, water and candles, altar cloths and ceremonial
Step by step, they explain the specifics, such as the order of the
Mass, the vessels used, the unique clothing worn, the prayers and
responses, the postures and the gestures. Then they explore the
rich historical, spiritual and theological background to each.
Prayerful but practical, fact-filled but readable, The
Mass prepares readers to participate more fully and
appreciatively in the sacred rite at the heart of Catholic
About the Author
DONALD CARDINAL WUERL is the Archbishop of Washington, D.C.,
and the bestselling author of The Catholic Way. He is
known nationally for his catechetical and teaching ministry and for
his efforts on behalf of Catholic education.
MIKE AQUILINA is the author of over 20 books, including The
Mass of the Early Christians and Fire of God's Love: 120
Reflections on the Eucharist. He appears regularly on EWTN
with Scott Hahn.
About the Book
Employing eloquent prose and elegant black-and-white photography, bestselling authors Wuerl and Aquilina team up to lead Catholics through the different parts of one of the most sacred of traditions.
Published: February 1, 2011
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307718808
ISBN - 13: 9780307718808