Meditations Before Mass

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  • Meditations Before Mass
  • Learn to overcome distraction and restlessness during Mass
  • The three major hindrances to full participation in the liturgy
  • How to grow receptive to God's grace during Mass
  • ...and so much more!

Over fifty years ago, Msgr. Romano Guardini resolved to help his parishioners overcome the distractions and restlessness they suffered at Mass. Just before Mass each Sunday, he gave a brief talk on some aspect of the Mass, teaching them week by week, topic by topic, how to pre-pare themselves to participate more prayerfully. Afterward, he provided a few minutes of silence for reflection, and then began to offer Mass.

So helpful were these 32 talks that they were soon published and have since been reprinted countless times in numerous countries and languages, helping generations of Catholics to deepen their devotion during Mass. Practical, straightforward, and full of wisdom, these talks will help you to quiet your soul, concentrate your mind, and grow receptive to God's grace during Mass. 

In these pages, you'll discover:

  • The three principal hindrances to full participation in the Mass, to which all of us are prone
  • The real meaning of "keeping holy" the Sabbath
  • Its special importance for the family
  • One tendency we must overcome when listening to Scripture readings
  • How to gain control over your wandering attention 
  • The one indispensable element of a deep liturgical life 
  • What to do when the Mass becomes boring and "routine" 
  • How to achieve a genuine - not superficial - stillness 
  • The importance of listening and inner barriers that prevent it 
  • Why it's good to arrive early at Mass whenever possible 
  • The true significance of kneeling and standing in church 
  • And dozens of other practical ways to enrich your worship! 

Although he was an eminent theologian, Msgr. Guardini wrote for ordinary Catholics just like you. Practical, straightforward, yet full of wisdom, Meditations Before Mass will help you to quiet your soul, concentrate your mind, and grow more receptive to grace. 


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  • 5 May 30th 2019
    It is very interesting.

    It is a very interesting book. I hope it helps me to concentrate as I should when I am finished the book.

    Deb Boyea

  • 4 Feb 20th 2019
    Meditations before mass

    I like the length of each topic. It fits well from the time we go into the church until mass begins. The first three topics were just OK, but, now each topic is so very appropriate and thought provoking. I really enjoy this book and when I reach the end, I will start over again. thanks.

    Kathy Quarti

  • 5 Mar 1st 2018

    I find this book helpful to direct my mind in those moments when I arrive early to mass. Immediately after I've said my rosary. Exactly as is hoped.

    Patricia McDermott

  • 5 Feb 11th 2018
    Meditations Before Mass

    This book certainly puts you in the correct frame of mind when Mass begins. I recommend it to everyone.

    Neva Lewis

  • 2 Jan 31st 2018
    Meditations Before Mass

    The title lends one to believe these would be prayerful words of meditation to ponder before Mass. Instead it is a text-book analysis of the Mass. Very disappointing.

    Bernadette Hicks

  • 5 Jan 30th 2018
    Wonderful preparation for Mass

    I like being able to sit quietly and meditate before Mass. I feel this helps me gain more insight and devotion. Thank you for such a wonderful companion before Mass.


  • 1 Oct 19th 2017
    Meditations Before Mass

    Not at all what I expected. Thought they would be short meditations I could do before Mass.

    Dolores Guzman

  • 5 Feb 14th 2017
    Meditations Before Mass

    I am looking forward to reading the book on Meditations Before Mass. I have not read it yet. I will say that the Catholic Company has been a great source for ordering books. The books that I have ordered have been a great inspiration for me. Thank you

    Miriam Lamb

  • 5 Feb 3rd 2017
    Meditations Before Mass

    I have not finished this book yet but it is very hard to put down. Very interesting and helpful ways to come to mass prepared. I recommend it to everyone. Love it!


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