Readings on the Roman Missal

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Further Reading

For further reading, study, and research on the history of the Roman Missal and the development and meaning of the Mass:

  • Emminghaus, Johannes H.
      The Eucharist: Essence, Form, Celebration.  Originally published as Die Messe: Wesen–Gestalt–Vulzug.  Trans. by Matthew J. O’Connell.  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1978.
  • Cabié, Robert.
      The Church at Prayer, Vol. 2: The Eucharist.  ed. A. G. Martimort et al.  Trans. by Matthew J. O’Connell.  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 198
  • Foley, Edward. From Age to Age: How Christians Have Celebrated the Eucharist (
    Revised and Expanded Edition).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2008.
  • Jeanes, G.P., ed.
      The Origins of the Roman Rite.  Alcuin/GROW Liturgical Study 20.  Bramcote, UK: Grove, 1991.
  • Junmann, Joseph A.
      The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development.  2 vols.  Originally published as Missarum Sollemnia: eine genetishe ekrlarung der romischen Messe.  Trans. by Francis Brunner.  New York: Benzinger Brothers, 1951, 1955.
  • Mazza, Enrico.  The Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite
    .  Trans. by Matthew J. O’Connell.  New York: Pueblo / Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1986.
  • Mazza, Enrico.  The Origins of the Eucharistic Prayer
    .  Trans. by Ronald Lane.  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press [A Pueblo Book], 1995.
  • McCarthy, D.P. and J.G. Leachman, editors.  Appreciating the Collect: An Irenic Methodology
    .  Documenta rerum ecclesiasticarum instaurata, Liturgiam æstimare: Appreciating the Liturgy 1.  Farnborough: St. Michael’s Abbey Press, 2008.
  • McCarthy, D.P. and J.G. Leachman.
      Listen to the Word: Commentaries on Selected Opening Prayers of Sundays and Feasts with Sample Homilies.  Revised from articles that appeared in The Tablet 18 March 2006-15 September 2007, augmented with five homilies.  London: The Tablet, 2009.
  • McCarthy, D.P. The Liturgical Subject: Subject, Subjectivity, and the Human Person in Contemporary Liturgical Discussion and Critique
    (Faith in Reason 7).  Ed. J. Leachman, SCM.  London/South Bend, IN: Notre Dame, 2008.
  • Palazzo, Eric.
      A History of Liturgical Books: from the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century.  Trans. of Le Moyen Age: Des origins au XIIIème siècle.  Trans. by Madeleine Beaumont.  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press (A Pueblo Book), 1998.