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1917 WWI Catholic Prayer Book & 1942 WWII My Military Missal Set

$110.00

1917 WWI Catholic Prayer Book & 1942 WWII My Military Missal Set

$110.00

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This is a deeply moving antique book find.  The set is two Catholic prayer books distributed to soldiers during WWI and WWII.


Catholic Prayer Book

The full title reads: “Catholic Prayer Book for the Army and Navy” followed by a cross. Beneath the cross is the Latin “Pro Deo Et Patria” or “ For God and Country”.  

The book contains the Ordinary of the Mass in English with the Latin responses as well as many other prayers. Of particular note is the last series of prayers:

Prayer for Victory

Prayer for Peace

Prayer for Our Enemies

Prayer After Action

Prayer Before Action

Prayer for Those at Sea

Prayer for Our Soldier Comrades

Prayer for Unbelievers

Prayer for a Good Death

Prayer for the Dying

and finally the Prayers for the Dead


My Military Missal

This missal was edited by Father Stedman and is dated 1942. It contains the Ordinary of the Mass in English, the Easter Sunday Mass, The Mass for the Dead, as well as a catechism review and many other prayers. The last page has a world mass clock for those unable to attend mass to unite their prayers anytime of the day. Also, the back cover is an embossed rosary. 


It is easy to imagine the comfort these booklets brought to soldiers at war. Wonderful.


Condition: The staples are slightly rusty but the pages are still tightly bound.

Dimensions: Prayer Book - 5” tall x 3.25” wide and 64 pg; Missal - 4” tall x 2.75” wide and 128 pg

Shipping: $5


Item ID: B19015.24