Though celebrated throughout the world over a span of centuries, there is more to the Mass than meets the eye. Mike Aquilina not only answers practical questions about this central act of Catholic worship but also explains the meaning behind the prayers and practices, just in time for the new translation of the missal.
The Mass may seem routine, and it may be the common property of millions of Catholics, but much lies beneath. Mike Aquilina not only answers practical questions about this central act of Catholic worship, but also walks you through the Mass, explaining the meaning behind the prayers and practices. Find answer to such questions as:
- What is the Real Presence?
- What are the Jewish roots of the Mass?
- Why is the Mass a sacrifice?
- Why do some people receive Communion on the tongue and others in the hand?
You may be surprised by how much you've missed in your understanding of the Mass.
MIKE AQUILINA is the executive vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has hosted several series on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Mike's books include Angels of God: The Bible, the Church and the Heavenly Hosts, Fire of God's Love: 120 Reflections on the Eucharist, and Roots of the Faith: From the Church Fathers to You.