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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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Certainly, the Second Vatican Council wished to promote greater active participation [and] fine initiatives were taken along these lines. However we cannot close our eyes to the disaster, the devastation and the schism that the modern promoters of a living liturgy caused by remodeling the Church’s liturgy according to their ideas. They forgot that the liturgical act is not just a PRAYER, but also and above all a MYSTERY in which something is accomplished for us that we cannot fully understand but that we must accept and receive in faith, love, obedience and adoring silence.
— Pope Francis' Chief Liturgist (31 March 2017)

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PDF Download: "Pray the Mass" (1959) Booklet & Cards
published 13 September 2014 by Veronica Brandt

Pray the Mass booklet and cards OU MIGHT REMEMBER a post I wrote a while ago about a booklet called Pray the Mass. Some asked that this be scanned in, so, at long last I can present to you:

      * *  PDF: “Pray the Mass” (1959) — 60 pages

The main part of the book is a walk through the Mass divided into 33 steps. The Appendix: Suggestions for Teaching the Mass recommends these steps be learnt in order, requiring each student to give the next step going around the class. The steps are broken up into four groups to make the memorisation more manageable.

I have entered them into a Quizlet flashcard set where they can be printed or studied online as desired. I added quotes from an English translation of the Mass to go with each step, some of which are quite long and come out quite tiny when printed as flashcards, but still readable.

Another tip for teaching can be found in Chapter 1 of Pray the Mass, where the author says 'We shall collect pictures of the priest at Mass, and have a small altar and a tiny priest to go over again all the “steps” that we have learned.’

TWO EXCELLENT SOURCES OF PICTURES of the Mass are the Latin Missal and the Jogues Missal. Another is the website Sancta Missa, aimed at the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, like this booklet. A small altar and tiny priest could be improvised with a chess set or Lego®. You can see a very complete model of a sanctuary by James Prin. I hope that helps give some more ideas for passing on how to Pray the Mass.

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