- Looking for a gift for a traditionally-minded priest?
- Looking for a gift for a soon-to-be-ordained seminarian?
- Looking for materials for your budding Extraordinary Form Mass group in your parish?
- Looking for the right stuff for your own home’s private chapel for when Father visits?
This is just the thing.
I recently received from the great Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago, a new printing of a travel-size 1962 Missale Romanum. They have it in their webstore. HERE
So many priests and I have lamented the paucity of small-format altar missals, more convenient for travel or for smaller altars in, say, private chapels. Now we have a good option.
Let’s have a look.
The book comes in a sturdy slip cover. It is bound in burgundy leather with gilt-edged pages and sturdy tabs.
Embossed with gold.
Fine quality paper and very clear font.
It was produced by the Fraternity of St. Peter. However, the guys at St. John Cantius sent me one and the FSSP guy did not. Ergo…
It is published with ecclesiastical approval.
You can see the size of the book in relation to my thumb.
In relation to a pen.
The so-called “Gallican Prefaces” are included among the standard Prefaces. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, these are Prefaces for Advent, the Blessed Sacrament, Dedication of a Church, All Saints and Holy Patrons. They were granted for use in 1962. Not everyone agrees that they ought to be used, but I would rather have them in the book and be able to choose to use them or not.
A fine image of the Lord, as the “T” of the Te igitur.
Of course the More Solemn Tone of Prefaces are included in an appendix.
I like the way the ribbons are constructed. They are strong and reinforced but in such a way as not to damage the pages. There are six ribbons. That should get us by.
From the Biretta Books website:
The high quality features of this beautifully produced Missale Romanum include: 1224 pages with gilt edges, 6 ½”width x 8 5/8”height x 1 5/8”depth, handmade plastic tabs on both sides, bordered bands, cover in burgundy split leather with gold stamping, and includes a sturdy Missal slipcase.
Please note that since this Missal was printed in Germany, the propers for the United States or Canada are not included. We will soon have a supplement with the American feasts that can be inserted in the Missal.
NB: I exchanged email with Fr. Haynes in Chicago. They are indeed publishing the supplement for the USA. He didn’t say when it would be available, but I assume it is coming soon.
To purchase this fine Missale Romanum go HERE.
Also, there is a video about the missal:
PS: One of these days we will get a really small one, like those used by military chaplains back in the day.