"For very many this book of Mr. Geoffrey Webb's will be a Godsend." So penned Fr. Bede Jarrett, O.P., in the foreword of this invaluable title. This brief but comprehensive work presents a supernatural approach to understanding the center of Catholic life, the altar. It covers the historical development, form, symbolism, and vesting of the altar, as well as its appurtenances, such as the cross, candles, use of flowers and reliquaries. It is also a valuable resource from a practical aspect, in so far as it demonstrates how to construct a proper altar that conforms to the Church's prescriptions and ideals without exhausting the parish coffers. Webb's magnificently composed text is complemented with pictorial examples of altars and line drawings that demonstrate how to implement what he outlines.
A timeless classic, this book will be of great general interest to any Catholic, lay or cleric, particularly church architects, liturgical artists, sacristans, those involved in liturgical functions, altar and rosary sodalities, florists, altar vesture manufacturers, as well as religion teachers for all ages.
1948 edition. Illustrated.
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