UVNA Latin Mass Conferences
1962 Missale Romanum
Daily Mass & Breviary
- Divinum Officium – Missale Romanum (Today’s Mass)
- Divinum Officium – Breviarium Romanum (Today’s Divine Office)
Liturgical Guides and Tutorials
Guide to the Traditional Latin Mass
- St. Augustine Academy Press – Treasure & Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass
- Review of Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass
Children’s Guide to the Traditional Latin Mass
Outline of the Traditional Latin Mass
Outline of the Traditional Liturgical Year
- Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem – Understanding when to Kneel, Sit and Stand at a Traditional Latin Mass
To assist those who may be in the market for a hand missal to help them follow the prayers at Mass, we have created the following buyer’s guide:
How to Use
The following presentation, given by Fr. Brian Austin, FSSP, provides an hour-long instruction on how to use a Traditional Latin Mass hand missal (the presentation specifically references the Angelus and Baronius missals):
- Fr. Brian Austin, FSSP – How to Use a Missal (audio)
- Fr. Brian Austin, FSSP – How to Use a Missal (handout)
Where to Buy
We have received many inquiries about where veils can be purchased. We are fortunate in that the best veils available are made locally here in the Diocese of Birmingham! Please purchase your handmade veils from this lovely Catholic family in Hanceville, Alabama:
Occasionally, we are asked why women wear veils at the Traditional Latin Mass. Catholic women have veiled since the time of the Apostles. As St. Paul explains:
Any man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,
but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head — it is the same as if her head were shaven.
For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil.
For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
(For man was not made from woman, but woman from man.
Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.)
That is why a woman ought to have a veil on her head, because of the angels.
(Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman;
for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.)
Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him,
but if a woman has long hair, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
If any one is disposed to be contentious, we recognize no other practice, nor do the churches of God.
1 Corinthians 11, 4-16
Catholic women, therefore, cover their heads while praying and while inside a church in order to honor themselves and to honor God. Likewise, Catholic men make certain that their heads are uncovered when they are praying or when they are inside a church.
We recommend the following video about veiling:
UVNA Altar Cards
UVNA designed a set of altar cards for our Mass kit, which we use when we help organize Masses in churches that may lack all of the liturgical hardware for the Traditional Latin Mass. The altar cards are travel size: the center card is 10×20 inches, and the side cards are 8×10 inches. We find that with these sizes the two side cards neatly stack on top of the center card side-by-side when transporting. The artwork used in the center card is from a Crucifixion Diptych by Rogier van der Weyden (1460).
Printing and Framing
We recommend getting the cards professionally printed on matte paper, which should only cost about $15. While 10×20 frames are generally not considered to be of standard size. they can sometimes be found ready-made at some crafts stores.
The PDF and JPG files for these cards are freely available:
Please let us know if you find these altar cards to be useful!