Rorate and Forma et fides have pictures from the Book of Gospels or Evangelarium for the Ambrosian Rite… the post-Conciliar Ambrosian Rite, of course, the Latin Rite of Milan and surrounding region reaching even into Switzerland.
The art for the first version of the 2002 Missale Romanum seems wonderful after perusing these offerings. They range from something mom would tack to the fridge when junior comes home from 2nd grade and the loonier dreck you find in Chelsea art galleries.
That last one is – I am not making this up – the plate for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Cool, huh? Doesn’t this leave you shouting “More! More!”?
Keep in mind that this had to have been approved under the aegis of the now-retired Card. Tettamanzi, who did all he could as head of the Ambrosian Rite to suppress the growing interest in the pre-Conciliar form of the Ambrosian Rite. Just as the Roman Rite is making a come back, so to the Ambrosian. Summorum Pontificum really ought to apply also to the Ambrosian Rite, but Universae Ecclesiae clarifies that it does not. It seems as if there may be a separate document concerning the older form of the Ambrosian Rite.
What the hell is that?
Dunno… seems to me that the older Ambrosian Rite could be a pretty good idea if this art for the new Evangelarium is any indication of the direction the newer Ambrosian Rite is going.
UPDATE 7 Nov 15:36 GMT:
Card. Scola on this… thing.