A new reprinting of Maria Montessori's classic book for children. Maria presents the beauty, depth and simplicity of the traditional Latin Mass, helping to make it easily understandable for any and every child . With acute sensitivity to the purity and clarity of a child's mind and soul, she wisely instructs in how to prepare for Mass, explains how the altar is set up and the meaning and use of sacred vessels and other elements used during Mass. Then she proceeds - in refreshingly straightforward language and with abundant illustrations - to follow the order of the Mass as it slowly unfolds in word and gesture. This is a sure guide to the beauties of the traditional Mass for children of all ages, and at the same time a wonderful primer for adults who want to deepen their understanding of the Mass of the Ages - or are discovering it for the first time.