As the title suggests, the book is a look at the Catholic Mass. More specifically, the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. While the 200 page book frequently references the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the Latin Mass) as well as the Orthodox liturgy and other rites, it’s focus is on the Mass with which most Catholics are familiar.
Studies have shown that people are visual learners. Representing information with images allows them to focus on meaning, make better use of their visual memory and recall the presented information easier. We took these findings into consideration when writing and designing the book.
The Catholic Mass Explained contains several hundred photographs, drawings charts, maps, graphs and tables. None of them gratuitous—each chosen to help support and illustrate the text.
The added benefit of so many images is that they help create a visually stunning publication that is as informative as it is a joy to read. A book does no good when it is sitting on a shelf. This book invites the reader to learn more about the beauty and history of the sacred liturgy.