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Baltimore Book of Prayers
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Published after its better-known sister work, the Baltimore Catechism, the so-called Baltimore Book of Prayers of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore was a comprehensive collection of traditional prayers and devotions in the English language for use by American Catholics. Various matters of spiritual practice given in the Book of Prayers have been superseded by the Second Vatican Council and other Church reforms since the 1950s.

A Manual of Prayers for the Use of the Catholic Laity

Prepared and Enjoined by Order of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore

The Prayer Book ordered by the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore having been diligently compiled and examined, is hereby aproved. — James Card. Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, Apostolic Delegate. Baltimore May 17, 1889.

Imprimatur. Jacobus Card. Gibbons, Archbishop Baltimorensis

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