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What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - LightSpectra - 04-20-2018

Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I have a history question about laypeople's (particularly for parents) prayerbooks: Were there any overwhelmingly popular ones in English (+Latin optionally, but I'm primarily asking about English), from around 1800-1950? I mean for household blessings and daily prayers, not Missals. I'd be happy to hear from anyone who knows. Also, if you happen to actually have one that was in use during that time frame, I'd be very interested to know the book title and author/publisher!

Thanks!


RE: What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - jovan66102 - 04-20-2018

My Prayer Book, Father F.X. Lasance, 1913, still in print.

Also the prayer book ordered by the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore, 1884, also still in print.


RE: What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - LightSpectra - 04-20-2018

(04-20-2018, 01:16 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: My Prayer Book, Father F.X. Lasance, 1913, still in print.

Thank you for responding! Is this one that you personally have, or is this one that you know to have been very popular from 1800-1950?


RE: What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - jovan66102 - 04-20-2018

I have a current copy, but in the past I've had copies from the 1920s, so it must have been fairly popular (as were all of Fr Lasance's books).


RE: What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - SEDLIBERANOSAMALO - 04-20-2018

The Baltimore Catechism would have contained prayers such The Our Father/Blessings before and After Meals, etc. as part of the lessons. Not sure if that is what you are looking for though.


RE: What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - jovan66102 - 04-20-2018

True, but the Council also mandated a prayer book, available here.


RE: What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - olorin12 - 04-20-2018

Little Office of the BVM as well, I imagine. 

Wasn't the Baltimore Book of Prayers kind of a Latin Catholic's Book of Common Prayer? Anyone here have one?


RE: What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - jovan66102 - 04-20-2018

I used to have one. Ordinary prayer book, nothing like the BCP. Insofar as we have anything like the BCP, it would be a breviary and a missal combined.


RE: What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - jovan66102 - 04-20-2018

Blessed Be God was another very popular one.


RE: What prayer books were popular from 1800-1950? - Jeeter - 04-20-2018

(04-20-2018, 08:33 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: Blessed Be God was another very popular one.

That is a good one , indeed. Also Bishop Fulton Sheen’s “Wartime Prayer Book.”