Vintage Catholic "BLESSED BE GOD" Prayer Book Missal

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  • Sold Date: Jul 12, 2010
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A Complete Catholic

Prayer Book


Very Rev. Charles J. Callen, O.P., S.T.M.


Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M.

Published by P. J. Kennedy & Sons - New York

Publishers to the Holy See

Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur 1925. The table of movable feasts starts with 1940, so I assume that this was printed in 1939. It has 754 pages. 4" x 6 1/2" x almost 1" thick. Genuine soft leather cover with gold imprint. Gold edged pages. 2 ribbon markers.

CONDITION: This book is prayerfully worn, but is still in very usable condition. The leather cover has wear along the edges. T is a handwritten inscription from Christmas 1950, and then a previous owners name which was whited out. Other than this, I see no writing or markings in the book. Some of the pages near the front of the book have a bit of waviness or slight wrinkling. I noticed one page with a small tear, but it did not reach into the text. The binding is good and tight. I detect n o odors.

As the title indicates, this is an all-purpose and very complete prayer book and missal. It contains the prayers, litanies, and litanies that are familiar to Catholics. I will give a brief listing of the contents:

Lay Baptism Table of Feasts and Fasts Table of Moveable Feasts (lists 1960-1991) Calendar Brief Statement of Christian Doctrine How to Pray Heroic Act of Charity Morning Prayers Prayers to be Said Every Day Prayers During the Day Evening Prayers Devotions for Confession Manner of Making Confession Devotions for Holy Communion Devotions for Mass The Asperges The Vidi Aquam The Ordinary of the Mass (Pre-Vatican II Mass with latin and english side by side) Prayers after Mass Prayers at Mass Daily Mass for the Dead The Ritual for the Celebration of Matrimony Mass for Bridegroom and Bride Vespers for Sundays Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Devotions for Holydays and Special Feasts Devotions for the Seasons of the Year Devotions for the Days of the Week Devotions for the Months of the Year Novena for Christmas Devotions to the Blessed Trinity Devotions to the Blessed Sacrament Visits to the Blessed Sacrament The Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament Forty Hours' Devotion Devotions to the Holy Infancy Devotions to the Holy Name Devotions to the Sacred Heart Stations of the Cross Devotions to the Holy Face Devotions to the Five Wounds Devotions to the Precious Blood The Holy Hour Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary The Most Holy Rosary Liturgical Prayers to the Blessed Virgin Devotions to St. Joseph Devotions in honor of the Saints Prayers for the Living Prayers for the Sick and Dying Litany of the Dying this description is copywritten by Raining Roses and may NOT be copied per eBay policies Prayers for the Dead Indulgenced Prayers for the Souls in Purgatory Prayers for Various Occasions Prayers for Private Necessities The Universal Prayer Prayers of Thanksgiving Prayers of Thanksgiving for every day of the week Devout Reflections on the Christian Virtues and on the Four Last Things drawn from Holy Scripture Devout Reflections drawn from the Imitation of Christ Gospels, Epistles and prayers for the Sundays of the Christian Year

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