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Meditations Before Mass

Msgr. Romano Guardini

translated from the German by Elinor Castendyk Briefs



CONTENTS:

Forward

I Stillness

II. Silence and the Word

III. Silence and Hearing

IV. Composure

V. Composure and Action

VI. Composure and Participation

VII. The Holy Place

VIII. The Altar Threshold

IX. The Altar Table

X. Holy Day

XI. The Holy Day and the Sacred Hour

XII. The Sacred Act

XIII. The Revelatory Word

XIV. The Executory Word

XV. The Word of Praise

XVI. The Word of Entreaty

XVII. The Congregation and Injustice Rectified

XVIII. The Congregation and the Church

XIX. Hindrance: Habit

XX. Hindrance: Sentimentality

XXI. Hindrance: Human Nature

Prefatory Note to Part Two

XXII. The Institution

XXIII. The Memorial

XXIV. The Memorial of the New Covenant

XXV. Reality

XXVI. Hour and Eternity

XXVII. Mimicry or Liturgical Form

XXVIII. Christ's Offering of Self

XXIX. Encounter and Feast

XXX. Truth and the Eucharist

XXXI. The Mass and the New Covenant

XXXII. The Mass and Christ's Return








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