Treasure and Tradition

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Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass

Lisa Bergman; 8.5in x 11in; Hardcover, 220 pages


Whether you’ve been attending the Extraordinary Form of the Mass for years, or are merely curious about it, this guide is designed to open up the riches contained within the Mass to all.

Have you ever:
1. Considered attending a Latin Mass, but found it too intimidating?
2. Struggled to jump back and forth between the pages of a Latin-English Missal?
3. Wondered what all those people are doing at the altar during High Mass?
4. Wished for an effective way to help children to understand and follow along with the Mass?
5. Wanted to know more about the history of the Mass and how it came to be the way it is?
6. Been puzzled by things like Septuagesima, Rogation Days, and other unfamiliar terms, feasts and practices?

This Guide is just what you’ve been waiting for!

Whether you’ve been attending the Extraordinary Form of the Mass for years, or are merely curious about it, this guide is designed to open up the riches contained within the Mass to all. Inside, you will find a word-for-word English translation of the Latin text of the Mass, together with photos, diagrams, notes and explanations that will help you not only to follow along, but also to understand the history and significance of the ceremonies in which you are taking part.

In addition, you will find sections explaining the main differences between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms, a discussion comparing the development of the Mass with that of its sister liturgy, the Divine Office, an exploration of the English translations of the Bible, a full glossary, and finally, recommended prayers intended to help you prepare when receiving the sacraments of Penance and the Holy Eucharist.


His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke:

“My heartfelt congratulations to you on the beautiful presentation, in images and words, of the reality of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!...the book is most informative and educational, and the content is presented in a most beautiful and attractive manner.”

The Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of Lincoln:

“Congratulations on this accomplishment. The purpose of this book which you stated as a way to help your children understand about the Extraordinary Form of the Mass seems well met in this book. In my view, I would say this is a very good book.”

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, on the New Liturgical Movement website:

“Without exaggeration, I can say that this is one of the most stunningly beautiful and most informative introductions to the traditional Latin Mass that I have ever seen. For anyone who needs or wants a crash-course in the theology and spirituality of the classical Roman Rite, and a tour of just about everything connected with it, this is your book at last. If I could wave a magic wand, I'd have copies of Treasure and Tradition suddenly appear in every church, chapel, and Catholic family in the English-speaking world.”


While this book is manifestly ideal for children and young adults, it would function no less well as a text for a Catholic of any age who is getting to know the old Mass for the first time or who, being somewhat familiar with it, seeks more knowledge about it.

It would serve well for parish catechesis or a discussion group. Homeschooling families could build a whole semester’s introduction to the sacred liturgy upon and around this resource. There is a palpable spirit of faith and love in these pages that makes the reading of the book more than an academic exercise; it serves as a prayerful catechesis of the Mass from which I was able to think about many familiar things from a new angle or with a new appreciation.

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