This is a beautiful collector’s set of pocket missals. The liturgical year is divided into four books containing all the propers for daily mass. Each volume also contains the Order of the Mass in Latin and English as well as many additional prayers.
Volume I - “From the First Sunday in advent to Ash Wednesday”
Volume II - “From Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday”
Volume III - “From Holy Saturday to the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost”
Volume IV - “From the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost to Advent”
Each book contains the following inscription: “To Jack Habeuer with sincere prayers for your perseverance, Fr. Zarek”.
The books are bound in rich, soft black leather with gilded pages. The copyright date is 1946 with a 1945 Imprimatur.
Dimensions: 5.5” x 3.75” x .5” each, box; 5.5” x 3.75” x 3”
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
This is a fantastic personal missal published by P.J. Kenedy & Sons of New York. The full title reads: “The Catholic Sunday Missal being a translation of the Missale Romanum arranged for Sunday and Festival use by Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P. and Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P. Masters of Sacred Theology.” It contains the ordinary of the mass in Latin and English as well as the propers for all Sunday masses of the year.
The missal is bound in soft , black leather and has three original page marker ribbons. The name “Rosemary McDermott” is imprinted on the cover but has faded over time and is almost invisible. This comes with the original box but the top is torn. Please See Pictures.