Catholic culture question: stories about (real) altar boys?
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Letters to an Altar Boy by Msgr. David E. Rosage, first published in 1953, and a second edition published in 1963.  My copy is down at mom’s farm and I won’t be down until next weekend to look at it to give a description (as it’s been many years since I’ve read it).  I’m guessing I have the 1963 edition.  I did find a brief excerpt online (a PDF document).  The excerpt is the second article:

http://www.sspx.ca/Convictions/2009/CV_16_Liturgy.pdf

Msgr. Rosage died just a year ago, at the age of 96 http://www.dioceseofspokane.org/news_detail.php?id=25 .

He was the founder of the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center for the Spokane Diocese:
http://www.ihrc.net/Default.aspx

The book is available through Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Altar-Rev-David-Rosage/dp/B000OO788E

While I’m guessing it’s been long out of print, you might call the retreat house, on the outside chance they still have a few copies in their gift shop.
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#12
we have the book mentioned above, the 1953 version, found it at a antique store for $3!

Know your Mass is a great book for altar servers
http://www.angeluspress.org/oscatalog/it...lineitem=1

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#13
(12-10-2010, 03:25 PM)dark lancer Wrote: Yeah, shame on us stupid NO altar boys who never had the opportunity to go to a TLM.  We don't have our own stories because we were probably sleeping during Mass or performing liturgical dances or something.

::)

Lancer, this is a traditional Catholic messageboard.  Expect discussions to be about traditional Catholic issues.

(How long, O Quis, how long?)
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(12-11-2010, 01:06 AM)moneil Wrote: Letters to an Altar Boy by Msgr. David E. Rosage, first published in 1953, and a second edition published in 1963....  While I’m guessing it’s been long out of print, you might call the retreat house, on the outside chance they still have a few copies in their gift shop. 

Thank you!  This was an excellent suggestion.  I called the retreat house, which did not have copies but who put me in touch with a bookstore that did.  My copy is proudly on my shelf.

It's a great book.  Written for boys, so it's not Newman or Ratzinger, but it's profound in its message: altar boys were disciples.

Thanks again!

Anyone else have suggestions or stories?
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#15
two words to make everyone in this topic, nay, in this forum, throw up ;  "ALTAR GIRLS"
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#16
I second the suggestion on Letters to an Altar Boy. Rev. Rosage wrote another little volume entitled Hail the Altar Boy which talks about famous people who once had the honor and privilige to serve at the Altar of God.

St. John Berchman, pray for us!
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