Once the preferred Altar Missal amongst the American clergy, Benziger’s classic standard 1962 edition of the Missale Romanum for the traditional Roman Mass is available again! It is also the ONLY reprinted Altar Missal available in complete conformity with the final revisions made by the Holy See in 1962 to the traditional Roman Missal.
At 1290 pages, and measuring 8 3/8″ x 11 1/4″ (approximately 2 3/4″ thick), this major project has spared no expense in matching Benziger’s renowned quality. This high quality reprint of the Missale Romanum will not only last for years and years, but its beautiful print and design will add to the beauty of the Sacred Liturgy. This beautiful edition includes:
- St. Joseph’s name in the Canon (added in November 1962)
- the Ad Libitum Prefaces (added in July 1962 and which includes the restored Advent preface)
- the Pro Aliquibus Locis Section specifically arranged for the dioceses of the United States per the liturgical calendar (added in December 1962)
- and the original imprimatur by Cardinal Francis Spellman
The famed Benziger Brothers were one of America’s premier printers to the Apostolic See before they went bankrupt shortly after the Second Vatican Council. This faithful reprint of their Altar Missal is a testament to their labors which were not in vain. American Catholics of the 21st century are privileged to have this available as they did 40 years ago in the 20th century!
Quality features include: 8 poly-grosgrain colored marking ribbons specially made with end bows to prevent fraying;hard casing in red (or green) durable bonded leather (wears better than leather and requires no special care); ornate gold-embossing on both cover boards and spine; thick cover boards and reinforced spine with decorative hubs; strong midi-braid leads bridging ribbons to the spine (protects pages and life of ribbons); flexible bonded leather tabs in red and black(or if you choose green cover, tabs in green and black); original quality black and red text throughout (all exact scans of the original pages); sturdy sewn binding and reinforced endsheet construction; non-acid missal-quality paper (nearly the identical specs Benziger used); gold-gilded page edges; a slip jacket for proper storage.