A reminder about the DVD put out by the monks of the wonderful Benedictine Monastery at La Barroux in France a long with some additional information.
Go HERE for images from the DVD and to get a sense of what it is all about. I thought it was wonderful.
One of the monks wrote to me with additional information:
We hope that the English guidelines for our site will make it much easier to use.
Please take advantage of the reduced price of our DVD during May only, 17 euros instead of 18.50 (postage extra). They are in stock and ready to go, and all have English subtitles (and German, Spanish and Italian).
They are all in the PAL format, which it seems can be played on a non-PAL DVD player if it can be switched for PAL, or on any DVD-playing computer. Someone wrote in: "If the target is computer DVD playback, then format is not an issue as the computer is a progressive scan display and is independent of any framerate requirement. This means it will play perfectly irrespective of the format."
There is no chance of any other format being available before the end of May, and unfortunately it is far from certain that we will bring one out at all, because of the substantial cost involved.
We hope that this DVD will make much better known the treasures we are trying to conserve and transmit: our Catholic heritage.
PS: At this monastery, all the monks who are priests say Mass only in the older, traditional form.