Saturday, May 3, 2008
My New "Old" Missal
Well, I suppose this marks me as a "trad," now. I chuckle when I hear this term, especially "rad-trad." I don't know if I'll ever be "rad" but do know I've become more traditional as each day goes by.
This past week, I was able to buy the Roman Missal of 1962. I bought the one printed by Baronius Press as opposed to the one by Angelus. I have no qualms against Angelus, but my local Catholic bookstore only stocked the Baronius Press version. Since I was impatient and didn't want to pay shipping and handling charges for an online order, I went ahead and bought the Baronius version.
I love the embossed cover and the IHS monogram. (The right meaning has been lost but is Iesous Christos, - meaning Jesus Christ.)
Here are more photos:
I love the thickness of the missal. Like a thick, delicious slice of bread...
The reason why I wanted my own missal - to learn the Latin rite.
Finally, I adore these illustrations. I love reading more about the saints and learning when their Feast Days occur. And the Morning Prayers are just beautiful.
All in all, I am pretty happy with the missal. I'll be attending Latin Mass tomorrow and hopefully will be able to follow along. I have so much to learn. I'm so grateful I have a parish that offers the EFM more than once a week.
Plus, tomorrow I'll be attending the local chapter of Una Voce. I'm really looking forward to meeting people who love the Latin Mass.
Have a blessed Sunday. :-)