QUAERITUR: Latin-Spanish 1962 hand missal

From a reader:

I have some South American friends who are from a ‘lay community’ who are showing a strong intrest in the Latin Mass. I wanted to buy a Latin-Spanish 1962 hand missal for them for Christmas. Could you or your readers recommend something good (not being a Spanish speaker!)?


No idea.


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  1. Konichiwa says:

    My search ended here, http://unavocemx.org/inicio/recursos-de-apoyo/
    But it has a bunch of bad links.
    I sometimes find Spanish-Latin ones, but they’re of ’66 or ’64.
    I hope that there will be some quality ones in the near future, but also in Vietnamese and other languages.

  2. Father Ignotus says:

    Near the Cathedral in Mexico City there are a lot of used bookstores, and many old hand missals are to be found (although the prices are sometimes set for tourists: try to haggle with them).

    But this is the sort of thing that I have only ever seen in used bookstores.

    I have the impression that vernacular understanding was not as high a priority in many non-English-speaking countries.

  3. Henry Edwards says:

    Don’t know anything about Spanish-Latin hand missals, but at our TLM we offer Spanish versions from


    of the ubiquitous 68-page missalettes and Spanish-Latin versions from


    of the ubiquitous 4-page Una Voce propers leaflets that accompany them.

  4. Cricket says:

    Good question. We’ve encountered the same challenge at my “bi-form” parish, which is 3/4 ethnic Latino, 1/4 traditional Catholic (both very closely aligned spiritually, so everyone gets along quite well despite the language gap). I know some parishioners have purchased 1962 edition Latin/Spanish missals from ebay. Wish there were a better solution!

  5. gloriainexcelsis says:

    I’ve inquired and there is none, at least in the U.S. We do have the missalettes in Spanish and Latin. With so many Spanish-speaking people here, it might be good to talk to Angelus or Baronius Press about it.

  6. Melody says:

    Cricket: Searching I did find the Latin/Spanish missal at Aquinas and More: http://www.aquinasandmore.com/title/Latin-Spanish-Tridentine-Booklet-Missal/SKU/59602

    Alas, no full 1962 missals.

  7. Cristero says:

    Had to get my Spanish-Latin from eBay last year as a Father’s Day present. It was pricey ar around 60 dollars. It was from Spain, and was printed in Bilbao in 1935, right before the Spanish Civil War.

  8. Rob Cartusciello says:

    I’ve had good luck finding Pre’62 missals on eBay.

  9. Dauphin says:

    Pax House sells St. Andrew’s Latin-Spanish 1962 Missals:


    (scroll down to item 256)

    I found this link after a very long search. I don’t think there’s anything else available online.

  10. Cristero says:

    The above Spanish-Latin Missal is one that I have bought and returned, because as Pax House explains, it is

    “Only available in Latin/Spanish (1966 Edition)”

    It is missing the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar, the Last Gospel, etc. It is the the 1965 Missal, printed in 1966. :(

  11. matt1618 says:

    The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius sell the Latin-Spanish Booklet Missal for Sundays, Feasts, and Weakdays.
    They were giving away that, the Latin-English one, Explanations of the Prayers and Ceremonies of Holy Mass by Dom Gueranger, Mastering the Rubrics of the 1962 Missal, and two videos for free to seminarians at the USCCB meeting in Baltimore!

  12. dimsum says:

    An excellent Latin/Spanish missal is the “Misal Diario y Vesperal” by Dom Gaspar Lefebvre, published in Bilbao, Spain (1962). I purchased a copy several years ago at a local (irregular)TLM chapel here in Miami.


  13. ssoldie says:

    Angelus Press, then click on ‘espanol’

  14. Emilio III says:

    ssoldie, that won’t do any good, since they don’t list any full missals (only booklet missalettes)

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