Thursday, January 31, 2013

First Latin-Italian Hand Missal Published

LAS (Libreria Ateneo Salesiano, the publishing house of Rome's Pontifical Salesian University) has recently published the first Latin-Italian hand missal since the liturgical reforms after the Second Vatican Council. The missal comes in three parts, one volume for sundays and feast days, and two for weekdays, the first covering the time from the beginning of the liturgical year through June, and the second the other half of the liturgical year. The text is arranged side-by-side, with the Latin text on the left page and the Italian text on the right.

The Italian Service of Zenit reports on this and carries an interview with Fr Manlio Sodi SDB, president of the Pontificium Institutum Altioris Latinitatis which was responsible for the edition of the missal. In the interview, Fr Sodi stresses, among other things, how urgently such a missal was waited for by many, and how important and useful it can be for everyone, but espcecially for those who prepare themselves for the sacred ministry.

Thanks to Salvem a liturgia for the tip.