missal missal  /ˈmɪs əl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Roman Catholic Church) a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year

Usage(s):

  1. Twelve years of Sunday school--held inexplicably and inconveniently on Saturdays--did not help clarify all the mysteries of the missal.
  2. Fray Junipero's cell, restored to look as it did when he prayed, read his missal and scourged himself with a chain therein, was dedicated as a shrine.
  3. The book survives as an unholy missal of impudicity, a small black classic that, in literary opinion, excuses its sins with its skill.

News

  • La Salle FSA committee nominations due Aug. 1

    Farm owners and operators in several La Salle County townships have until Thursday, Aug. 1, to nominate candidates to run for the La Salle County Farm Service Agency county committee. County Executive Director Greg Missal said nominees and voters
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Ottawa Times

Quotes

  1. Benedict XVI stated in his letter to the bishops that accompanied the "motu proprio," "There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. In the history of the liturgy there is growth and progress, but no rupture. What earlier...
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Zenit News Agency

  2. Mark Purcell, the National Trust's libraries curator, said: "The acquisition of the Sarum Missal is hugely exciting and presents us with a wonderful opportunity to share this intriguing and historic book."
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Henry Purcell Source: Chester Evening Leader

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