Rorate Caeli

Pocket-sized Diurnale Romanum - follow-up

We are glad we were the first to bring up the news on the publication of the pocket-sized Diurnale Romanum: many people seem to be enjoying using the book, and we even prompted a review by the owner of this website.

Original size compared to new pocket-size

He also took pictures of this pocket-sized reprint of this version of the Diurnale, whose bulky original size is known to Traditional Catholic priests, religious, and laymen around the world. The pocket-sized Diurnale Romanum is available online (to our knowledge) only at the bookshop/boutique of the Abbey of Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux.

4 comments:

Just curious said...

Is there a companion Nocturnale? That would be most welcome.

Elizabeth said...

I'm not up on this so maybe someone would tell me how this differs from the Monastic Diurnal from St. Michael's Abbey Press, other than my Monastic Diurnal is Latin/English. Are there other differences?

Thank you.

Hank Igitur said...

This appears to be Diurnale Romanum rather than a Diurnale Monasticum. THe Farnborough Press one referred to above is a Monasticum.

Jonvilas said...

As for the differences between Monastic and Roman Diurnal, they are many. For the starters, the number of psalms in Vespers differs (Roman version – 5, Monastic - 4). The distribution of psalms is also different - the Monastic diurnal strictly follows the order prescribed in the Rule of St. Benedict, while in the present Roman Diurnal the order follows the one that was made after the reform of st. Pius X, which took place in 1911. Besides, on the same website of Le Barroux one can also acquire the Latin/French version of Monastic Diurnal.