More Christmas shopping ideas: Angelus Press will have free shipping.

The nice people at Angelus Press wrote to let me know that:

… this upcoming Monday, November 28, Angelus Press will be offering Free Shipping on all orders to the continental United States.  I’m letting you know since I think that this is a sale of which many of your readers may want to take advantage.

In the past I have recommended their great, small pamphlets on the care of liturgical linens and some of their calendars.  You can find some of the things I have reviewed under my “reviews” tag and “Angelus Press” tag.

Their 2012 calendar features the Mysteries of the Rosary.  For some reason of other, they did not include the Luminous Mysteries.   Hmmm.  I guess that’s because there aren’t 16 months in a year.

They have reprinted many wonderful and perennially useful titles.

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  1. petrus69 says:

    Dear Fr. Z,
    Can you please enlighten us as the the origin of the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious mysteries. We know that the Luminous came into being under the Pontificate of Blessed John Paul II. But what of the first three?

  2. Legisperitus says:

    Interesting (given the timing of things) that they have placed the Doermann “Theological Journey to Assisi” series on clearance.

  3. ” For some reason of other, they did not include the Luminous Mysteries.

    Perhaps because the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes has mosaics only for the 15 original mysteries?

    The 2012 Catholic Liturgical Calendar from Angelus Press highlights each of the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary using the beautiful mosaics found in the famous Rosary Basilica in Lourdes, France.

  4. Allan S. says:

    I have already purchased and received this calendar, and it is indeed wonderful. It covers December 2011 through January 2013 inclusive, such that these 14 months plus the front cover equal the 15 mysteries pictured (e.g., the Annunciation is the front cover and the Coronation of Mary is January 2013).

    I didn’t get the free shipping though :(

  5. gloriainexcelsis says:

    For more Christmas ideas you can go to Click on their Fraternity Store. Their 2012 calendar is the Life of Christ in the paintings of Giotto. It will be the traditional calendar, days of fast and abstinence, traditional feast and saints’ days.
    They are also offering the Liber Brevior, the layman’s liber, with all the chants, but 800 pages instead of almost 2000. There are other publications worth giving, as well, including the 2012 Ordo for those who really want to keep track. There is always the Missale Romanum for your favorite priest. Father Hardon’s Prayer Book is a gem. The Catechism in Pictures, well there are several good gift ideas.

  6. Why, pray tell, are you promoting the publishing arm of a schismatic organization? You know full well that the reason they do not countenance the Luminous Mysteries is because of their wholesale contempt for the pontificate of Blessed John Paul II and anything he promoted. The Society of Pius X is the foundation of Angelus Press. Why enrich enemies of the Church? You are a puzzlement! [Indeed, I am.]

  7. albizzi says:

    I am a traditionalist.
    The “Luminous Mysteries” are a modernist addtion that confuses and disturbs the communion with our ancestors who are praying on our behalf in Heavens.

  8. gloriainexcelsis says:

    The Luminous Mysteries upset the “psalter.” The fifteen decades, as I heard long ago, represented the 150 psalms. In olden days the beads were prayed as the Our Father, taking the place of reciting the Psalms. They called it saying their Pater Nosters. Saint Dominic received the rosary in its traditional form from Our Lady herself. He gave it to the Church. The Blessed Mother told Dominic it was a powerful weapon; and it was used as a means of converting the Albigensians. Pope Leo XIII said that, like the Psalms, the Rosary is adaptable to being prayed in common. It just seems to change the dynamic by adding the Luminous Mysteries. They are beautiful. I might say them as a separate prayer, but not as part of the traditional rosary.

  9. BaedaBenedictus says:

    Our shepherds and the “experts” who inspired them, with their deep hubris and itchy fingers and lust for novelty, couldn’t resist the temptation to fiddle with everything since the 1960s. After all, they are oh-so-modern supermen and certainly know better than all those who came before!

    No, I think we are just fine with 15 mysteries in the Rosary.

  10. jlmorrell says:

    Magistra Bona,

    It was inevitable that someone would chime in with your “schismatic” complaint. It has been covered a thousand and one times here and other places – the SSPX is a Catholic fraternity of priests that lacks regular canonical status. This is an internal matter to the Church as the Pope has said.

    I can’t help but think that if Fr. Z had posted something similar regarding the Orthodox, who are true schismatics, there would have been fewer complaints.

    FWIW, I regularly purchase from Angelus Press and the FSSP bookstore. They are both great resources for authentic traditional Catholic items.

  11. Hidden One says:

    jlmorrell: “I can’t help but think that if Fr. Z had posted something similar regarding the Orthodox, who are true schismatics, there would have been fewer complaints.”

    Fr. Z, have you ever (inadvertently or otherwise) tested that hypothesis?

  12. asophist says:

    Fr. Z, thanks for putting me on to this beautiful calendar. I will rush out to the Leaflet Missal Company store and purchase one, or maybe two, as I think it would be a great gift for a Catholic friend.

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