A GENIUS is said to be "a man or woman who knows something about almost everything, and almost everything about something." But if any boys or girls became acquainted with God's Wonder Book, the Missal, they would know almost everything about almost everything! How easy it would be to learn if we loved the Book of the Mass! Indeed, how hard it would be not to learn, if only we loved "Jesus Christ and Him crucified." It is strange to think that if we really loved Jesus we should find a delight in learning, say, geography. How much geography, and not of the dry sort, is in the feast of the Transfiguration or of St. Ambrose. What a fine history hunt is provided by the feast of St. Augustine, St. Patrick, or St. Rose of Lima. As for languages, almost our smallest children at school know a little Latin, Greek, and even Hebrew! The writer of this book loves two things, and therefore has given us a book, easy to open and hard to close-she loves children, and she loves the Child Jesus. Both they and He will thank her for "God's Wonder Book." YOU have all seen the deacon or server accompanying the priest to the altar carrying the large Mass book which is called the Missal, have you not? And have you not often wished that you could read your Mass from it like the priest? How to do this is what you and I are going to find out together. You will want a Missal of your own, but not quite so large as the priest's, and I think, too, you would rather it was not all in Latin. You can get the kind you will want at the Catholic repository in your town if you ask for a "Missal for the Laity."
Marie St S Ellerker OSD, Brother Hermenegild TOSF, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1484826191, ISBN 13: 9781484826195