Magnificat Roman Missal Third Edition - Altar



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An exquisitely crafted volume, very practical and with reinforced binding
Elegantly laid out in typescript that is both beautiful and extremely readable
More than 130 reproductions of sacred art paintings, drawings, woodcuts and engravings
A work of art in itself that answers Pope Benedict XVI’s wishes to pray in beauty: “Beauty is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God himself and his revelation.”
Officially approved by ICEL and USCCB
Size: 8.7 x 11.4 x 2.5 inches
Available October 2011 – Shipped individually in elegant, protective pouches

  • Paper
    • 1200 pages in Primalux Ivory Bible paper (60 gsm)
    • 164 pages in reinforced Favini Ivory paper (120 gsm) for the Order of Mass
    • 64 pages in Satin Fedrigoni paper for full-color art reproductions
    • Double-gilded pages (gold on a red carmine primer)
    • Black and liturgical red text throughout
  • Binding
    • Cardinal red cover made of Spanish leather
    • Gold embossed foil stamp on the cover and spine representing the Eucharistic Christ
    • Hand-made cloth-joint endsheets, with regal red and gold marbled finish
    • Smyth sewn and bound, with a double layer of lining (Rosso Scuro endsheet lining, and Tasmania ivory lining for the interior binding)
    • Custom-made spine, reinforced with durable Kraft paper for the inside cover
  • Ribbon Markers and Tabs
    • 5 satin ribbon markers (0.3 inch wide x 18 inches long) of different color (red, gold, blue, cream, and purple)
    • Upgrade option: 5 gold woven jacquard ribbon (1 inch wide x 18 inches long – Add $29
    • 24 leather gold-stamped tabs
  • Illustrations
    • Carefully selected masterpieces of sacred art inform the Missal with a rich mystagogy of the Catholic faith through the centuries. These stunning works of art adorn the beginning of each section of the Missal and mark all the solemnities and major feast days celebrated during the liturgical year.
    • 64 pages of four-color artwork
    • More than 80 full-page one-color drawings, engravings, and woodcuts
Weight9 lbs
Dimensions2.5 × 8.7 × 11.4 in
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Leather Bound


Standard, Gold Jaquard