Preached originally to pupils at a girls' school in England, the sermons comprising this book take one through the Mass step by step, explaining what it means to the priest offering it and what it could mean to the congregation. These sermons are in a colloquial style, informal, almost breezy. But there is no doubt that the girls who listened to them originally had a more vivid realization of what the Mass is all about than they would have gained from a learned and dignified exposition. For that very reason, this is a book to be highly commanded not alone to Catholic youth but to the adults as well, and to non-Catholics to whom the Catholic ritual is shrouded in mystery. A splendid gift for young people about to be confirmed.