The Creation of a Thing of Beauty takes Time

I found the link to this Catholic Herald article on the making of the new CTC missals on Fr Z’s blog. It is absolutely fascinating. Spend a bit of time reading it to appreaciate the beautiful new Missals we have on our altars today.

PS. I went to mass at a centre that did not yet have a copy of the new missal this morning. I loaned the priest my “study edition” to use, which he was happy to do! Actually, we had a bit of fun this morning, as there was no electricity there either this morning. So the candles on the altar had to double as their original (as well as their symbolic) purpose: to give lighting to the priest as he read the prayers from the missal. There was a bit of an “easter vigil” feel about the liturgy, as we had a baptism also. Mirabile dictu, the electricity (and hence the lights) came back on the moment the child was baptised!

About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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2 Responses to The Creation of a Thing of Beauty takes Time

  1. matthias says:

    I have ordered and paid for a new Sunday Missal from CTS and I rang the distributor- St Pauls Publications- to check when i would be receiving it. It is coming later this month as there was a problem with a responsorial translation and thus it was needing to be amended/fixed/repaired/cut and pasted

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