When clergy of a more traditional stripe get together, what do they do besides tour battlefields, have some decent meals and have some laughs?
Why, they look at old missals, of course.
I had the chance to look at an Missale for the Cisterician Rite, yesterday.
It has interesting features.
For example, it points the readings so that you know how to sing them. Very useful.
Also, weird chants for the beginning of prefaces.
Cisterician chant tends to be simpler than Gregorian chant, in keeping with the austere aims of St. Bernard.