Friday, July 16, 2010

Baronius Press Breviary Update!!

From the Baronius Press website:

Many of you have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Roman Breviary which has been plagued with delays and we are very grateful for all the emails and prayers of support that we have received.

We received good news from the Censor a few days ago - the Breviary has now been checked thoroughly. The task of checking every word on three and half thousand pages is no small one especially as this work was performed very diligently.

The Censor has requested that to be absolutely sure that the text is error free, it should undergo one final proofreading, which we are assured will be much quicker than the first checking process. We ask your continued prayers for this process, which is a requirement for liturgical books and also ensures that the text is accurate.

When the Censor has satisfied himself that the text conforms to the Editio Typica, he will recommend that theConcordat cum originali be granted, and the Breviary will be ready to be sent to the printer. We understand that for many of you it has been a long and frustrating wait since we first announced that we would be undertaking this project several years ago. At the time, we never anticipated how much work was needed to bring this important text back into print. Now, with light at the end of the tunnel, we are confidently able to say that the wait is nearly over. Please pray for the Censor, and check back in a few weeks, when we expect to be making a further announcement.

  • It is based on the popular three-volume Collegeville Breviary in Latin & English, originally published in 1963.
  • Follows the text and rubrics promulgated by Blessed Pope John XXIII – the form of the traditional Breviary approved in Pope Benedict XVI's Summorum Pontificum.
  • St Jerome's traditional Gallican psalter from the Vulgate is given in the text of all the hours.
  • Scriptural texts in English follow the Confraternity translation (a 1940s revision of Challoner's Douai-Rheims Bible), which have been thoroughly revised to conform to the Vulgate text.
  • Extracts from the Rituale Romanum(including the most commonly used litanies) given in an appendix.
  • Contains Penitential Psalms and the Office for the Dead.
  • Prayer card to include common prayers in Latin and English.
  • A copy of Learning the Breviary will be included.


Ben said...


A short word of advice to all those with no experience of the traditional breviary:

Get the Baronius edition of the Little Office of the BVM, this will give you a great intro to the "shape" of the traditional breviary, with a minimum of "moving parts."

Tommy G said...

Any news as to when this might be out??
I just stumbled across it and I am looking forward to it!

Meem said...

I just was on the FSSP web page and they say they have them for 298. dollars plus 13.95 shipping. Does that help?
In JMJ Missy

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