February 24, 2009

Seraphic Treasures

I rescued a couple of great books recently. First, a 1929 Cantuale Romano-Seraphicum. Check out the proper chants for St. Francis:



I also came across a 1942 Missale Romano-Seraphicum. Check out the San Damiano crucifix facing the Canon:



And the Confiteor with St. Francis in it:


8 comments:

ben in denver said...

That is Awesome!

Does summorum pontificum give you and your servers the right to pray the confiteor that way at mass?

or are you limited to the missal of Bl. John XXIII?

Brother Charles said...

Ben, as for as I know it does. I actually have a 1962 Missale Romano-Seraphicum that has the Confiteor in it that way, but the book is pretty trashed and not worth a photo.

I have also presumed that Summorum pontificum restores our general privileges with regard to the usus antiquior, i.e. offering Mass without shoes and covering the head with the amice instead of the biretta. At least those are the differences I've managed to learn about so far.

Barb, sfo said...

Definitely treasures! I love seeing the San Damiano cross--such a beautiful icon.

GrandmaK said...

Truly works of art...Thank you! Cathy

4narnia said...

these are really nice, Fr. C! thanks for sharing. like barb,sfo, i love the San Damiano cross, too! PEACE! ~tara t~

memoriadei said...

Beautiful treasures! Thank you for sharing them. In a more southern location, I have found Catholic treasure, like a bust of the Sacred Heart of Jesus w/candle holders, for a couple dollars at a thrift store! Oh, joy...it's great to shop around here! Anyway, I have a family treasure....my grandma's 1914 missal(ette). A quite small one she carried to Mass. The 30 days prayer to Mary is in there and very efficacious. God bless and a blessed Lent!

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 Missale Romano-Seraphicum, but it does not have the same illustration of the cross you show. Do you know anything about what seems to be the printer?

E Typographia Societatis Sancti AntonII, PatersonII, in Neo-Caesarea

Brother Charles said...

Unfortunately, anonymous, I traded that particular missal to a friar of the FFI in exchange for some out of print Bonaventure, so I can't check it.