Liturgy

This is an index of links to texts of liturgy and ebooks about the liturgy, including the sacramentals of the Church. There is a separate index of texts concerning the Sacraments of Christ qua sacraments (that is, as visible and efficacious signs of grace). Furthermore, for the use of the faithful affected coronavirus lockdowns, there is a special post “List of websites that live-stream Holy Mass“.

Please note that this index is only a supplement to the excellent online resources provided by various websites, including:

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I. 
Liturgical Texts

A. In General 

  1. The Book of Divine Worship; Being Elements of the Book of Common Prayer Revised and Adapted according to the Roman Rite for Use by Roman Catholics Coming from the Anglican Tradition, Approved by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (Mt. Pocono, PA: Newman House Press, 2003). With Imprimatur. Available in PDF format (on this page) of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, linked to by Daily Office; and on this page, linked to by the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society. [N.B., Steven Cavanaugh of Anglican Use reported that there will soon be a revised Book of Divine Worship, with the order of the Mass conforming to the new translation of the Roman Missal.]
  2. Byzantine Catholic Hymnal: Traditional Spiritual Songs and Hymns of the Divine Liturgy in English and Slavonic (Pittsburgh, PA: Metropolitan Cantor Institute/ Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 2007). Available in PDF format (on this page) of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh.
  3. The Divine Office for the Use of the Laity, Vol. I, Containing All the Offices from Advent to Easter, a new edition with corrections and additions by the Rev. B. [Benedict] Rayment (Manchester: T. Haydock; London: J. Booker; Liverpool: John Gillow; Dublin: R. Coyne; Cork: J. Haly, 1806). May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, text, and other formats, at Internet Archive. Also available at Google Books, with a 2nd copy at Google Books. [N.B., The publisher T. Haydock is the same Thomas Haydock who published the Haydock Bible with the commentary of his brother George Leo Haydock.]
  4. The Fulton J. Sheen Sunday Missal, arranged and edited by Philip Caraman, S.J. and James Walsh, S.J., with an Introduction by Fulton J. Sheen (New York: Hawthorn Books, 1961). Available in 2 parts through this page of Corpus Christi WatershedPart 1 and Part 2. [N.B.1, We have assumed that this ebook was lawfully made available online and that links to it are likewise lawful. If this is not the case, kindly inform us so we may remove the links immediately. Tibi gratias.] [N.B.2, We strongly recommend that readers peruse and meditate on the introduction of Archbishop Sheen, which is a concise summation of the truth concerning the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.]
  5. Guide to a Catholic Church: for non-Catholic visitors; in which the meaning of various objects of devotion is simply explained, and a short exposition given of the main points of Catholic belief, with the prayers of the chief services in Latin and English, by Fox, W. L., O’Gorman, R. A (London : R. & T. Washbourne ; New York : Benziger Bros, 1904). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Regis College Library, University of Toronto).
  6. Liturgikon. Available at Internet Archive, which describes it as the “Missal printed in Rome in 1950 for the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great in use in the Eastern Catholic Churches sui iuris”.
  7. Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, with Commentary and Reflections [in Ukrainian], by Fr. Pavlo Hayda. Available at Internet Archive.
  8. The Liturgy of the Hours in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is available in Latin and English at the website Universalis. A list and review of apps with the Liturgy of the Hours is available at Catholic Apptitude. AppCrawlr has a list of similar Android apps and iOS apps, of which iBreviary and Laudate are free.
  9. Mass of the 1962 Missal: Ordo Missae, April 11, 1962 (1962 Missal). Available at the Catholic Liturgical Library.
  10. The Rite of Divine Mysteries, according to the practice of the Church of the East of the Chaldeans and Assyrians: Approved Text of the Liturgical Renewal [in English]. Available at Internet Archive, which describes it as “The Rite of Divine Mistery [sic] [of the] Chaldean Catholic Church”
  11. The Rite of the Divine Mysteries of the Church of the East of the Chaldaeans and Assyrians: Approved Text of the Liturgical Renewal (2007). Available at Internet Archive [Provides the Ordinary of the Mass in the Chaldaean Catholic Rite, in English and Syriac]
  12. The Roman Missal Adapted to the Use of the Laity from the Missale Romanum, as Corrected under a Decree of the Tridentine Council, Issued by Command of Pope St. Pius V, Revised by Subsequent Popes, and Reformed by Authority of Pope Pius X, 21st ed., with appendices for English-speaking countries, the Roman, Benedictine, Servite, and Jesuit clergy, and a collection of prayers (Toronto [Ont.]: W.E. Blake, 1913). Available at Open Library.
  13. Sluzebnik 1952. Available at Internet Archive, which describes it as the “Catholic Slavonic Divine Liturgy”.
  14. The Traditional Divine Office of the Roman Rite is available in Latin, English, Magyar (Hungarian), Italiano (Italian), Deutsch (German), and Polski (Polish) at Divinum Officium, which was created and designed by the late Laszlo Kiss (+2011), and is administered by The Divinum Officium Project. It may be accessed through PC or through mobile devices. The website also includes a section named Santa Missa, which contains the daily text of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Traditional Divine Office is also made available for mobile devices through the following Android apps by the developer Lux Aeterna:  1962 Divine Office Breviary, 1962 Divine Office Breviary V2, and 1962 Missal and Breviary.

B. Liturgical Texts for Holy Week 

  1. The Complete Office of Holy Week, According to the Roman Missal and Breviary, in Latin and English, New Edition, Revised and Enlarged (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger, 1875), With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, text, and other formats, at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. Also available at HathiTrust Digital Library and at the University of Michigan Library.
  2. The Gospels for Lent and the Passion of Christ: Readings at Divine Service During the Forty Days of Lent with Short Meditations for the Faithful, by Carl Jacob Eisenring, translated by Charles Cannon (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1911). With Imprimatur. Available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Robarts Library of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Toronto).
  3. The Office of Holy Week According to the Roman Missal and Breviary; with an Explanation of Its Ceremonies and Observances, by the Reverend Father Crasset, S.J., together with the Blessing of Oils on Maundy Thursday (St. Paul, Minn.: E.M. Lohman, 1915). With Imprimatur. Available at HathiTrust Digital Library.
  4. The Office of Holy Week and of the Paschal Triduum, according to the Roman rite, as revised by the new rubrics issued under the Apostolic Constitution of November 1, 1911 (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago Benziger Brothers, 1911). With Imprimatur. Available at HathiTrust Digital Library.
  5. The Office of Holy Week, with the Ordinary Rubrics, Summaries of the Psalms, Explanations of the Ceremonies and Mysteries, together with Observations and Devout Reflections, translated from the Italian of the Abbe Alessandro Mazzinelli (Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Co. 1870). With Approbation. [NB, The liturgical prayers are in Latin-English parallel texts.]. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, text, and other formats, at Internet Archive  Also available at HathiTrust Digital Library.
  6. The Holy Week Book; Compiled by Authority from the Roman Missal and Breviary as Reformed by Order of Pope Pius X, with an introduction by Adrian Fortescue (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, 1913). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi and other formats at Internet Archive. [NB: “Text in Latin and English in double columns on each page,” according to HathiTrust Digital Library:]
  7. The Holy Week: Containing the Offices of Holy Week, from the Roman Breviary and Missal, with the Chants in Modern Notaton (Baltimore: Metropolitan Press—John Murphy & Co, [1890?]). Available at HathiTrust Digital Library. [NB: “Text in Latin, notes in English”, according to HathiTrust]


II. Ecclesiastical Documents on the Liturgy

  1. Apostolic Letter “Dies Domini” on Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy, by Pope John Paul II (Saint John Paul the Great), 31 May 1998. May be read online on this page of Adoremus, and at the Holy See.
  2. Dominicae Cenae: Letter on the Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist, by Pope Blessed John Paul II (February 24, 1980). May be read online at Catholic Liturgical Library, at Catholic Information Network, and at New Advent.
  3. General Instruction of the Roman Missal (Including Adaptations for the Dioceses of the United States of America), by the Congregation for Divine Worship. Available at the Holy See.
  4. Instruction “Redemptionis Sacramentum” on Certain Matters to be Observed or to be Avoided Regarding the Most Holy Eucharist, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (2004). May be read online on this page of Catholic Culture, on this page of the EWTN Library. and at the Holy See. The text should be read with “Introducing ‘Redemptionis Sacramentum’”, Presentation by Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, made on April 23, 2004, which may be read online on this page of Catholic Culture, on this page of the EWTN Library, and at the Holy See.
  5. Misericordia Dei: Apostolic Letter in the Form of Motu Proprio on Certain  Aspects of the Celebration of the Sacrament Of Penance, by Pope Blessed John Paul II  (7 April 2002). Available at the Holy See.
  6. Musicam Sacram: Instruction on Sacred Music in the Liturgy, by the Sacred Congregation of Rites (March 5, 1967). May be read online at the Catholic Liturgical Library.
  7. Mysterium Fidei: Encyclical on the Holy Eucharist, by Pope Paul VI (September 3, 1965). May be read online at the Holy See.
  8. Opera Artis: Circular Letter on the Care of the Church’s Historical and Artistic Heritage, by the Congregation for the Clergy (April 11, 1971). May be read online at Adoremus and the Catholic Liturgical Library. May be downloaded in DOC format from this page of the Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild.
  9. Vicesimus Quintus Annus: Apostolic Letter on the 25th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Conciliar Constitution “Sacrosanctum Concilium” on the Sacred Liturgy, by Pope Blessed John Paul II (4 December 1988). Available at the Holy See and the Catholic Liturgical Library.
  10. Voluntatis obsequens: Letter to bishops, accompanying the booklet Jubilate Deo, by the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship (April 14, 1974). May be read online at the Catholic Liturgical Library.
  11. Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy: Principles and Guidelines, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (December 2001). Available at the Holy See.


III. Works about the Liturgy

A. In General

  1.  2018-2019 Liturgical Year, Volume 4: Easter, edited by Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock (Manassas, VA: Trinity Communications, 2018). Available in pdf, mobi, and epub formats through this index page of Catholic CultureFree Catholic eBooks. [N.B., The ebooks may be accessed upon login or a free subscription. Registration takes less than a minute, though we recommend taking another 2 minutes to input a password and modify other details of one’s account.]
  2. Altar Boy Handbook, edited by Tom Mead, September 2009 (Gainesville, Virginia: Holy Trinity Parish, Diocese of Arlington, 2009). Available in pdf format (on this page) at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
  3. L’Année Liturgique: La Passion et la Semaine Sainte, 23e edition, par Dom Prosper Guéranger, l’Abbé de Solesmes (Paris, Poitiers: H. Oudin, 1911). Avec Imprimatur. Disponible dans Internet Archive. La 19e edition (Paris, Poitiers: H. Oudin, 1904) est disponible dans Dom Gueranger et l’Abbaye Saint Benoît de Port-Valais.
  4. The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome, 3rd edition, by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor [Charles Michael] Baggs, Bishop of Pella. (Rome: Luigi Piale, 1854). May be read online, and available in mobi, epub, and text formats, at Project Gutenberg.
  5. Christ Our King: An Explanation of the New Feast from an Historical and Dogmatic Standpoint (Toronto: The Catholic Truth Society of Canada). Liturgy. Available on Internet Archive.
  6. The Divine Office, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  7. The Divine Office: Considered from a Devotional Point of View, by Abbé Nicolas Bacuez, 1820-1892, ed. by Ethelred Luke Taunton), 1857-1907 (London : Burns and Oates ; New York : Catholic Publication Society, 1885?). With a foreword by Cardinal Manning. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Trinity College, University of Toronto).
  8. Four Lectures on the Offices and Ceremonies of Holy Week, as Performed in the Papal Chapels: Delivered in Rome in the Lent of MDCCCXXXVII, by Nicholas Patrick Cardinal Wiseman (Baltimore: J. Murphy & Co.; Pittsburgh: George Quigley, 1854). May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, text, and other formats, at Internet Archive and Open Lfortesibrary; and also available at HathiTrust Digital Library. The London edition (London: Charles Dolman, 1839) is available at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive; and also available at Google Books.
  9. Lent and Holy Week: Chapters on Catholic Observance and Ritual, by Herbert Thurston, SJ [1856-1939] (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1914). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi and other formats at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  10. The Maronite Liturgy, the Liturgy of the Living Treasure, Encyclical Letter of Bechara Bouros Cardinal Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, 25 March 2014. Available in pdf format on this page of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, and on this page at Saint Ann Maronite Church; and may be read online on this page of Saint Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, and on this page at Maronite Heritage.
  11. The Moveable Feasts, Fasts, and Other Annual Observances of the Catholic Church, by Rev. Alban Butler, with life of the author by Charles Butler, to which is added, a continuation of the feasts and fasts, by a Catholic priest (Dublin: James Duffy, 1839). May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  12. The Spirit of the Liturgy, by Romano Guardini (1918), translated by Ada Lane (1935). The book be purchased at Amazon.com (Aeterna Press, 2015), Amazon.com (Crossroad, 1998), and AbeBooks (Martino, 2018).
  13. The Splendour of the Liturgy, 2nd edition, by Maurice Zundel (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1944). With Imprimatur. May be purchased at Amazon.com. Reprints are also available at Amazon.com (Forgotten Books, 2018) and Amazon.com (CreateSpace, 2012).
  14. “The Vestments of the Roman Rite”, by Adrian Fortescue. The text describes it as: “A paper read at the annual meeting of the Westminster Cathedral Altar Society, Cardinal Bourne presiding, Feb. 8, 1912”. Available in pdf format (on this page) at the Maternal Heart of Mary Parish, Lewisham, Sydney.
  15. The Visible Church, Her Government, Ceremonies, Sacramentals, Festivals and Devotions: A Compendium of “The Externals of the Catholic Church”, 5th ed., rev., by John F. Sullivan ; with 120 illustrations from pen drawings by the author. (New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1922). Available at Open Library.
  16. Reasonableness of Catholic Ceremonies and Practices, by John J. Burke (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1909). With Imprimatur. Available on Project Gutenberg and in even more formats at Many Books.net.
  17. The Ritual of the New Testament: An Essay on the Principles and Origin of Catholic Ritual in Reference to the New Testament, 3rd edition, by Rev. T.E. Bridgett, C.Ss.R. (London, Burns and Oates; New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1887). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, etc. formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Internet ArchiveOpen Library and Open Library, and a 3rd copy at Internet Archive. Also available at Google Books, at Google Books, at HathiTrust Digital Library, and (with some pages reserved for members) at Forgotten Books.
  18. Sacred Signs, by Romano Guardinitranslated and with a preface by Grace Branham (St. Louis, Mo.: Pio Decimo Press, 1956). With Imprimatur. A reprint by Fr. Peter Kwasniewski (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015) may be purchased at comand Amazon.de. Sections from the book entitled “Evening” and “Kneeling” may be read at the New Liturgical Movement.

B. About the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

  1. Calvary and the Mass: A Missal Companion, by Archbishop Fulton Sheen (P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1936). May be read in HTML (on this page) of Sancta Missa.]“This fourth volume of the 2018-2019 Liturgical Year series covers all the days of Easter Season from the Easter Vigil through Pentecost Sunday, providing a rich set of resources for families to use in living the liturgical year in the domestic church, that is, in their own families. Resources include biographies of the saints to match each feast day, histories of the various celebrations and devotions, penitential spirituality, descriptions of customs from around the world, prayers, activities and recipes.”
  2. Cochem’s Explanation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; with an Appendix, Containing Devotions for Mass, for Confession, and for Communion, by Martin von Cochem [+1712], with a Preface by Bishop Camillus P. Maes [+1915] (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1896). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  3. An Explanation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, by Bishop M. F. [Michael Francis] Howley, 1843-1914 (Boston: Doyle and Whittle, 1894). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and a 3rd but less legible copy at Internet Archive.
  4. An Explanation of the Prayers and Ceremonies of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; in Familiar Discourses, Addressed to a Congregation, 4th edition, by Rev. E.B. [Edward Benedictus] Glover, OSB (London: William Eusebius Andrews: 1835). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  5. Explanation of the Sacrifice and of the Liturgy of the Mass, by a priest, 2nd edition, enlarged and improved, sold for the benefit of orphans (London, Dublin, Derby: Thomas Richardson & Son; London: Burns and Oates; London: E.J. Farrell; New York: Henry H. Richardon & Co., 1870). With Imprimatur; and with the approbation of St. John Henry Newman. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  6. The Externals of the Catholic church: her government, ceremonies, festivals, sacramentals, and devotions, by Rev. John Francis Sullivan (New York : P. J. Kenedy & sons, 1917). With Imprimatur. May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  7. The Externals of the Catholic church, her government, ceremonies, festivals, sacramentals, and devotions, 2d ed. rev. to conform to the new code of canon law, by Rev. John F. Sullivan (New York: P. J. Kenedy & sons, 1918). With Imprimatur.  May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Open Library.
  8. The Hidden Treasure of the Holy Mass, by St. Leonard of Port Maurice. With Imprimatur (1890). May be read online at Catholic Tradition. [NB: Please approach other materials on the website with caution, as some have an extremely negative view of the Second Vatican Council, which must be corrected in light of Pope Benedict XVI’s hermeneutic of continuity.]
  9. Hierurgia; or, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; With Notes and Dissertations Elucidating its Doctrines and Ceremonies, and Numerous Illustrations, 3rd edition, by Daniel Rock, revised by W. H. James Weale (London : John Hodges, 1892). Volume 1 is available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library; and at eBooksRead.com. Volume 2 is available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  10. A History of the Mass and its Ceremonies in the Eastern and Western Church, by John O’Brien (New York: Benziger, c1879). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). History, Sacraments, Liturgy.
  11. Holy Qurbono in the Syro-Malankara Church: A Liturgical Study, by Fr.Givergis Paniker Karichal, revised and edited by Rev. Dr. Thomas Paniker, P.G. (Trivandrum: SB Press, 1991). Includes “The Theological Significance of Epiclesis in the Malankara Qurbono”, by Rev. Dr. Thomas Paniker. With Imprimatur. Available at [LINK DELETED DUE TO COPYRIGHT CONCERNS.], which describes it as a “Liturgical and Theological Study of the Eucharist according to Malankara Church”.
  12. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; Dogmatically, Liturgically and Ascetically Explained, 3rd edition, by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Gihr, translated from the sixth German edition (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1908). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats (pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library. An earlier edition (Freiburg im Breisgau, Vienna, Munich, Strassburg, St. Louis: B. Herder, 1902) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library, with another imprint (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1902) available at Internet Archive and Open Library. An excerpt from a 1918 edition, “The Saints of the Canon of the Mass”, reprinted from The Catholic Voice, is available in PDF format through this page of Sancta Missa.
  13. How Christ said the First Mass, or, The Lord’s Last Supper: The Rites and Ceremonies, the Ritual and Liturgy, the Forms of Divine Worship Christ Observed, when He Changed the Passover into the Mass, 2nd edition, by Rev. James L. Meagher (New York: Christian Press Association, 1908). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. The 1st edition (New York: Christian Press Association, 1906) is also available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  14. The Mass and Vestments of the Catholic Church: Liturgical, Doctrinal, Historical and Archeological, by Monsignor John Walsh, 1847-1919 (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1916). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive and Internet Archive. (An older impression (Troy, NY: Troy times art Press, 1909), with Imprimatur, is available at Internet Archive.
  15. The Mass of the Western Rites, by the Right Reverend Dom Fernand Cabrol, Abbot of Farnborough Abbey. Available in PDF format at Sancta Missa. Chapter 10 may be read online at the Franciscan Archive.
  16. The Order and Ceremonial of the Most Holy and Adorable Sacrifice of the Mass: Explained in a Dialogue between a Priest and a Catechumen, by Frederick Oakeley (New York: Catholic Publication Societypref. 1859). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries). History, Sacraments, Liturgy
  17. The Sacrifice of the Mass: An Explanation of its Doctrine, Rubrics and Prayers; with an Introductory Chapter, 3rd edition, by the Rev. M. Gavin, S.J. (London: Burns and Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1903). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf format (on this page) of the Grupo São Tomás de Aquino. As linked from this page of Catholic AudioBooks, it may be read online on this page of the-latinmass, and it is available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats at Internet Archive. The audiobook of what appears to be the 3rd edition, read out by Maureen S. O’Brien (2008) is available in video form (on this page), published 25 September 2017 by Classic Catholic Audiobooks. The same audiobook is also available in 3 parts at Internet Archive (linked from this page of Catholic AudioBooks): Part 1Part 2, and Part 3.
  18. The Sacrifice of the Mass: An Explanation of its Doctrine, Rubrics and Prayers; with an Introductory Chapter, 5th edition, revised, enlarged, and corrected, by the Rev. M. Gavin, S.J. (London: Burns and Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1906). With Imprimatur. Available at the HathiTrust Digital Library; and in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  19. The Sacrifice of the Mass Worthily Celebrated, by Father [Pierre] Chaignon, S.J. , translated by Bishop L. De Goesbriand (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1897). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.


Appendix. Works about Sacramentals (Sacramentalia)

  1. A Commentary on the New Code of Canon Law, Volume IV, Book III, De Rebus, or Administrative Law. On the Sacraments (Except Matrimony) and Sacramentals (Can. 726-1011, 1144-1153), 2nd, revised edition, by Rev. P Chas. [Charles] Augustine, O.S.B., (St. Louis, London: B. Herder Book Co., 1921). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.
  2. The Externals of the Catholic Church: Her Government, Ceremonies, Festivals, Sacramentals, and Devotions, by Rev. John Francis Sullivan (New York : P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1917). With Imprimatur. May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). The 2nd edition with Imprimatur, revised to conform to the new code of canon law (New York: P. J. Kenedy & sons, 1918), may be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Open Library.
  3. Illustrated Explanation of the Holy Sacraments: A Complete Exposition of the Sacraments and the Sacramentals of the Church, adapted from the original of Rev. Hermann Rolfus, with a reflection and practice on each sacrament, by Very Rev. Ferreol Girardey (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1898). With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats at Internet Archive.
  4. Minor Orders, by Rev. Louis Bacuez, S.S. (St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder, 1912). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats (pdf, kindle/mobu, epub, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B., In the Latin church, the minor orders are of mainly historical interest, in view of the promulgation of the Motu Proprio “Ministeria Quaedam” by Blessed Pope Paul VI. However, the spiritual counsels in the text may, mutatis mutandis, be of profit to those exercising their successor-ministries.]
  5. The Sacramentals of the Holy Catholic Church, by Rev. A.A. Lambing (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benzinger Brothers, 1892). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in multiple formats (pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, etc.) at Internet ArchiveInternet Archive (2nd copy)Internet Archive (3rd copy)Internet Archive (4th copy) and Internet Archive (5th copy).
  6. The Visible Church, Her Government, Ceremonies, Sacramentals, Festivals and Devotions: A Compendium of “The Externals of the Catholic Church”, 5th ed., rev., by John F. Sullivan ; with 120 illustrations from pen drawings by the author. (New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1922). Available at Open Library.