This one-of-a-kind liturgical calendar combines the traditional Catholic feasts of the United States with more recently canonized national saints like St. Katherine Drexel and St. Kateri. As such, it's the fullest liturgical calendar available anywhere, even including pre-1955 octaves and feasts that aren't present in the 1962 Missal, like the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin and the Vigil of All Saints (All Hallows Eve). Each month features the paintings of American artist Benjamin West and excerpts from the prayers of the season.
This volume is the first ever book-length treatment of the distinctive American Indian Catholic liturgies of the Northeastern Woodlands. It compares and contrasts the Indian Masses of different missions with each other and with the official Roman Missal. It also contains chapters on the calendar and hagiography of the missions; formulas for Baptism, Matrimony, and other sacraments; the Divine Office; characteristic sacramentals and devotions; and religious life. The first book of its kind, and a must for scholars of Native American Catholicism.