Bishop Joseph M. Gilmore : First Native Bishop of Helena
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This Roman Missal, published in 1944, was used by Bishop Gilmore and bears his name written in gilt lettering in the lower left corner of the cover page, "Joseph M. Gilmore." Along the spine is written, also in gilt lettering, "Rituale Romanum." This missal was used at a time when the Mass was still said in Latin. Bishop Gilmore could read, speak, and write Latin and Italian very well. He would have used a similar missal during his days at Pontifical Urban University and his years as a priest.
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