Friday, August 04, 2006

Missale Romanum--where can I get it?

Can anyone suggest where I can get a current Missale Romanum? I know the Vatican sells it -- for about $600, on sale at $264! (I saw it when there last, 2 years ago; however, it was a huge volume; beautiful, but it seemed impractical).

I'm also interested in having a Missal that has chant settings. Does anyone know if this is currently available? Of course, we're all waiting for the bishops...

Failing that, can anyone suggest an alternate resource--i.e., something with chant settings for the current edition, in Latin?

Sadly, if you go to Catholic Book Publishing (the outfit that prints all our sacramentaries, lectionaries, breviaries and other ritual books), the web site never heard of a "Missale Romanum." Irritating...

Update: I wasn't, perhaps, clear enough what I'm looking for.

I want the current Roman Missal, in Latin -- I mean, the Rite of Paul VI, as revised after Vatican II; the same Mass being celebrated mostly in English in the U.S. I want to have this current Roman Missal in Latin, with chant settings.

I would be delighted to have the very latest, third edition, but failing that, I'd be happy with a second edition, if it doesn't cost too much (since it'll become obsolete rather quickly).

I am not seeking an older Missal, a pew Missal, or a Tridentine Missal--but the Paul VI current rite Missal. In Latin. For use on the altar. With chant.

32 comments:

Matthew said...

Which edition are you inquiring about, Father? The revised post-1970 edition in Latin, or the 1962 Tridentine edition?

Anonymous said...

ebay

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=Missale+Romanum

Argent said...

Ach, Father. We discussed this at Gerald's forum which is languishing in cyber-purgatory at the moment. There's a store in England that will start selling them in September for under 100 pounds, IIRC.

Father Martin Fox said...

Argent:

Thanks. If you come across any more detailed information, let me know...

Arthur said...

Currently, the only company that publishes the updated Missale Romanum is the Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Paxbook.com is probably one of the few online stores that actually carry the item over the internet.

You might want to check them out!

Father Martin Fox said...

Arthur:

I did; that's what I referred to costing $264, and not available currently!

Dad29 said...

Father, have you checked with Fr. S. of the CMAA?

Father Martin Fox said...

Dad29:

Yes, right after I posted this. I was interested in what y'all would come up with.

Steven Cornett said...

Have you looked at the Adoremus Hymnal? Would that have what you're looking for, since they have an ordinary and the songs for it, including Gregorian.

The website for the Adoremus Bulletin is: http://www.adoremus.org/

Fr. Villa said...

Fr. Fox there is a four volume edition of the Missale Romanum that I use. They are breviary size ideal for travel or regular use. Its full title is Missale Romanum cum lectionibus. I bought it years ago from Christian Classics. It was published by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana with the date 1977. I suspect you would have to get it from a used book outlet for example abebooks.com

Terry Nelson said...

Father, email me at terry@leafletonline.com and I'll have our Church Goods guy do what he can for you - Ctholic Book is horrendous to deal with, even for us and we are Church Goods suppliers!
Or call me Monday at 1-800-328-9582 and they will transfer you to my office or page me if I'm in the Store.

Anonymous said...

For this and other types of classic Catholic literature, a good source is Stella Maris Books, at website StellaMarisBooks.com or telephone 800-772-5928.

Fr Villa said...

Fr. Fox check out this link:
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&y=0&tn=Missale+Romanum+cum+lectionibus&x=0

Fr PF said...

Solesmes publishes an altar-size "Ordo Missae in Cantu" which is not a Missal, but a book with all the chants needed by the celebrant for the Mass in Latin, including all the Prefaces, using Gregorian notation. It's well produced and for what you get, and the size of the book, it's not expensive. You can buy it online at the Solesmes website-
http://www.solesmes.com/GB/livres/catalogue.php?js=1&par=JmNjPTgmbGc9R0ImY2M9OCZmYz0xMA==#f1

kcpriest said...

Midwest Theological Forum has been given permission to print the Third Typical Edition of the Missale Romanum - Novus Ordo - and they have done a beautiful job with it - you can see it on their website

http://www.theologicalforum.org/marketplace/product_desc.asp?Sku=1-890177-55-5&Category=91

The only trouble is the cost ($600). As far as liturgical books go, it would be nice to see MTF being given permissions to pring more liturgical books (like the elusive "forthcoming" english translation of the Missal)

Ray from MN said...

Loome Theological Booksellers in Stillwater, MN, is the largest used theological book dealer in the world.
The man taught theology for a time at the university level at a Catholic college. So he knows his subject.

Very little of their good stuff is listed on the internet. Check with them. http://loomebooks.com/

Anonymous said...

Dear Fr.,

They used to have it at newman bookstore in DC. It was about $250. That was a couple of years ago but they always had it in stock.

Victor said...

"Missale Romanum" ... doesn't that mean "Roman Missal," Father?

Deacon Jim said...

CanticaNOVA Publications - their stuff is beautiful, current, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Deacon Jim said...

Check out the Graduale Simplex - only $31

SJH said...

The Gregorian Missal http://www.canticanova.com/catalog/products/g_greg_missal.htm sounds like some of what you are looking for, though it is only Sundays and Feast Days.

SJH said...

ok, this link should work:
http://tinyurl.com/fpyg4

Anonymous said...

Ave Maria!
Fr. Fox,
Did you ever find a place to get the Missale Romanum Editio Typica Tertia of 2002 AD? Except for the MTF $600 version, we can't find it available anywhere. Our email is ffimaine@familink.com
God bless...

Fr. MM

Albert Wibisono from Indonesia said...

Father, have you found the Missale Romanum editio typica tertia 2002 that you were looking for? I am so amazed that google led me to someone who's looking for exactly the same thing as I am. I never knew about your site before. As for the Missale, I've been trying paxbook, aquinasandmore, even e-bay. None of them has it :(

Albert Wibisono from Indonesia said...

Sorry Father, I forgot one thing. My e-mail is: awibisono@hotmail.com, if you are not too busy to reply to me.

Raymond said...

Father, the Missale Romanum 3rd Edition (2002) published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana has been out of print for quite some time now. It makes no sense!!!The "gold standard" for chanting the propers is still the Graduale Triplex (1979) published by Solesmes, but alas, the 2002 Missal
changed many of the Antiphons. Chant settings of the new texts (at least fragments of them) can be found by scouring web archives of monastic antiphonals from the early middle ages ....too much work for most people. One also needs a workable knowledge of semiology.

Luís Augusto said...

Father, pax et bonum!
Sorry for my english, i'm brazilian.
I found the entire MISSALE ROMANUM of 2002 (editio typica tertia) on the Congregation for the Clergy site. It's at the german version of the Online Clerus Bible, on the liturgy texts part.
Well, itsn't the "paper version", but maybe it can help...
You can find it here: http://www.clerus.org/bibliaclerusonline/de/fn.htm
Dominus nos benedicat!

japhy said...

You can buy one for $150.

japhy said...

You can also read it online at CLERUS.org.

Gary said...

I know that this is an old discussion, but Midwest Theological Forum is now offering their altar Missal for $400. It is still expensive, but a $200 savings. Their "study edition" could easily be used at the altar as well. it is cloth bound, has ribbons and seems to include tabs that you have to put on the paged yourself. At $150, it may be in some folks price range.

Anonymous said...

the latest newsletter of the paxbook.com website states that the vatican edition of missale romanum editio tertia will be available once again in December 08/early January 09. Further information regarding this is due to be posted on paxbook.com.

Anonymous said...

The new editions of Missale Romanum editio tertia are now available on paxbook.com. But you'd need a deep pocket to get even a copy.