A Short History Of The Mass by Alfred McBride, O. PRAEM presents the history of the Mass, from the Last Supper to the Mass of the Apostles, from house churches to medieval cathedrals, from the Tridentine Mass to the sweeping reforms of Vatican II. The Mass has undergone many changes in two thousand years. Yet, for Catholics, the Mass is the source and summit of our faith and remains, at its core, eternally unchanged and unchanging. In A Short History Of The Mass by Alfred McBride, O. PRAEM, the author expertly guides us through the history of the Mass to include the meaning of each element as well as the saints who illumined our understanding of it plus the church and political influences that challenged it.
With dozens of illustrations, A Short History Of The Mass by Alfred McBride, O. PRAEM offers a clear explanation for those new to the Mass and a deep revelation for those who are well acquainted with it.