Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1953. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. Book about fine, small chip to top spine of bright dust jacket, not affecting decoration. A lovely copy. Item #219
"CHRISTMAS MEANS CHRIST'S MASS. BUT THE PROTESTANT REVOLT HAS DENIED THE TRUE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS. IT HAS UPROOTED HIS ALTAR AND REPLACED IT WITH A PULPIT"
First edition of Monsignor Coogan's preparatory guide to the season of Advent. This collection of daily meditations begins on the First Sunday of Advent and concludes on Christmas morning. Each "thought a day" ends with a short prayer. Coogan was a lifelong New Yorker and a longtime official with the Archdiocese of New York. With Coogan's extended Dedication "To the Holy Family," dated "Feast of the Sacred Heart/June 12, 1953." Approbations.