Year 6

1893: Rituale Romanum

Author/Editor: Catholic Church

Find it in Collins Library!

This small book ( only 18 cm) bound in red leather with a gold cross embossed on the cover is a compilation of liturgical text and music of the Catholic church.  Our copy was originally held by the Newton College of the Sacred Heart and was the gift of Reverend Thomas Magennis.  Newton College was a small women’s liberal arts college in Newton Massachusetts that eventually merged with Boston College.  Thomas Magennis is known to have supported the Sisters of St Joseph  and provided housing to the sisters in Jamaica Plain, New York in 1873.  We wonder how this little red book travelled from Thomas’ hands, to Newton College and then to Puget Sound?

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