Step-by-Step Instructions for the Mass
Rubricae sacrosancti sacrificii missae secundum ritum F.F. Sacri Ordinis Praedicatorum.
[Madrid: s.n., ca. 1750]. (BRB1040)
In this illustrated manual for celebrating the Mass according to the rites of the Dominican Order, the Latin text of the Mass appears in the left column, step-by-step instructions for the ceremony appear in the right column, and the center column is reserved for pertinent illustrative woodcuts. The exhibited illustrations correspond to the moment immediately before the distribution of Communion when the priest raises the consecrated bread above the chalice containing the sacramental wine and breaks the bread into two pieces, echoing the words of Christ at the Last Supper, “This, my body, is broken for you.”