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A republication of the 1963 edition of the Benedictine hours of Prime, Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline, in Latin and English in parallel columns for all the feasts and seasons in the traditional Benedictine calendar, with an updated table of movable feasts and a Benedictus/Magnificat card. The Latin text is the traditional Vulgate psalter. Ideal for novices, monks and nuns when travelling, Benedictine oblates, guests at monasteries, and all who wish to draw upon the riches of the ancient and traditional Benedictine office. Printed in black and red throughout and bound in leather with a flexible cover, gilt edges and six marker ribbons, with a matching slipcase included, this is a truly beautiful book.
Watch a video presentation of the Diurnal:
What is shown in the video above is the previous, 7th edition of the Diurnal. The new 8th edition shares the same texts as the preceding ones, but is printed on thinner paper, significantly reducing the volume's thickness. A comparison of the two editions can be seen in one of the photographs above. Additionally, the latest edition comes with a matching protective slipcase included with the book, as seen in the photographs.
To each copy of the Monastic Diurnal purchased from our shop we attach a free copy of the Benedictus/Magnificat card and the Compositions of the Hours of the Monastic Office table. The books are dispatched individually shrink-wrapped for additional protection.
Saint Michael's Abbey Press, 1480pp.