New Latin Mass companion makes Extraordinary Form accessible to all – Detroit Catholic: Read Catholic News & Stories

A new Latin Mass companion, Benedictus, published by Sophia Institute Press will make the Extraordinary Form more accessible to Catholics, whether they are longtime Latin Mass attendees or have been newly drawn to the beautiful old form of the Mass.  Benedictus is a monthly Mass and breviary companion based on the 1962 Roman Missal. It will be delivered to subscribers in July for Masses beginning in August. For $5 a month, subscribers will receive a small missalette, resembling the popular Magnificat. Benedictus will include the entire liturgical text side-by-side in both English and Latin. In addition to the Mass, the companion will include daily devotions and meditations based on classical traditional spirituality.  There have been other attempts at a similar missalette, but Benedictus stands out because of its easy-to-follow format, said Eric Samoons, editor of Crisis Magazine, speaking on behalf of Sophia Institute Press. With Benedictus, Mass attendees won’t have to flip back and forth through the pages to follow the Mass. It is also timed to meet the increased need for such a companion as more people, including many Millennials and young families, have been drawn to the Latin Mass in recent years.  “We’ve seen a large rise in the number of new people attending the traditional Latin Mass throughout the country,” Sammons said. “And often, it’s a very intimidating experience when Catholics go there for the first time. So the idea behind Benedictus is to give them a familiar-looking missalette – like the Magnificat for the ordinary form – that will allow them to understand what’s going on.”

New Latin Mass companion makes Extraordinary Form accessible to all – Detroit Catholic: Read Catholic News & Stories

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