Item description for Daily Roman Missal by James Socias...
One complete large-print volume with generous, easy-on-the-eyes 12-point type! A wonderful gift for priests, deacons, seminarians, families, and seniors.
Includes: Sunday and Weekday Masses (Proper of Seasons, Proper of Saints, Common Masses, Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, Votive Masses, Masses for the Dead). All complete with Revised New American Bible readings for each Mass no need to flip pages! Order of Mass in Latin (Editio typica 3a) and English, with responses in Latin and English Excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church before each Sunday cycle of Readings 300 pages of Prayers and Devotions How to Be a Better Catholic Basic Prayers Midday and Evening Prayers Preparation for Mass Prayers for Before and After Mass Eucharistic Adoration Guide for a Good Confession Devotions to the Blessed Trinity, Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. Joseph Meal Prayers Prayers at the Time of Death Blessings
5 x 8 Burgundy Leatherette Hardcover Edition also includes: Large, easy-to-read 12-point type Six place holder ribbons 200 black and white and two-color illustrations
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.95" Width: 4.84" Height: 1.84" Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2003
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN 1592760147 ISBN13 9781592760145
Reviews - What do customers think about Daily Roman Missal?
Burgandy-Large Print Apr 14, 2008
The Roman Missal I received was exactly what I had previewed in a nearby church except for the size. THe extra large print really increased the size of the book for me. I decided to send it back on 4/12/08 because it was too heavy for me. I would love to have the regular size print book if possible. If not I hope to get a refund. Size was myu only factor of disappointment. The missal was great otherwise.
A beautiful and useful resource Feb 9, 2008
This is the first missal I have owned. I have used mine for two months, and I am very happy with it. The missal is beautifully made, with cream colored pages, a good use of color for text headings and graphics (like border lines) that keep it nicely organized. It has a well-designed layout that makes it easy to follow and a pleasure to read. Only minor fault mechanically is that the text runs a little too close to the binding, so I have to pull the book apart a little to read text near the binding.
I bought the bonded leather cover which is soft and comfortable to hold since it conforms to your hand. A very minor downside of this is that after you hold open the missal for use, the soft leather cover curls up just a little when you close the book and lay it down. A heavier hard cover would close flat and stay that way--but then I think it would be awkward to hold a hard-cover missal in one hand during mass.
The gilded pages are impressive, and I liked the idea of the pages being protected in this gold armor. Most missals have gilded pages. But now I am a little self-conscious of this flashy aspect of the missal when I am trying to be humble and prayerful in church. I think eventually (after many years of use) the gilding will get scratched and dinged and worn off from thumbing through pages, but the missal could otherwise probably go on and on and last for ages. So perhaps this is not really a necessary and practical extravagance.
I am learning Latin, so the inclusion of the Latin version of the mass parts was very important to me. I wish there was even more Latin included in this missal. For me, taking time to learn and read the Latin means that you are taking your time and studying the word of God. In addition, the Latin gives a slightly different sense of meaning which gives me a deeper understanding. Sometimes the Latin parts are completely missing in our English translations (as can be seen by comparison in this missal)--we are missing out on some beautiful thoughts and words. I am no longer just automatically reading and reciting the same old prayers and responses.
For the English readings, this missal uses the NAB so it is the same as the U.S. Catholic churches are using. After fretting a long time about reading the "correct" version of the Bible and investigating different versions, I have come back to the NAB and I am satisfied with it more than other translations. I think the NAB makes most sense to those of us using current American English, and the translation benefits from (so I am told) a great deal of scholarly study and effort to capture the true original meaning of ancient texts and to put them in terms that make sense in our current language (much as in its time, the old Latin version was a translation from the Hebrew and Greek so common folk who spoke Latin could understand).
Additional sections about the mass, practical advice on how to be a better Catholic, many special prayers, and much more, have become a treasured resource for me.
In summary, this missal is a neat and beautiful package that provides all the essential materials needed for mass and for living a reverent and good Christian/Catholic life.
Good one volume missal Jan 29, 2008
This is a good one volume missal, and is easy to use for daily scripture reading. The print is large and the quality of the book is very good. There are plenty of ribbon markers to mark off the different sections of the missal. I also have the three volume St.Joseph missal set, but it nicer having all the readings in one volume. The year one and two readings are together and you don't have to go searching through the book like you have to with the St.Joseph version. There are also numerous prayers and other devotions in this volume.
Roman Catholic Daily Missal Apr 1, 2007
Excellent service; and received exactly what I thought, in a timely manner. Thought that it would be a hard item to find (A new version of the, Daily Roman Missal), but that was not the case. Very pleased!
An excellent tool to grow in the faith. Jan 25, 2007
"Truth in Advertising" compels me to state that I am reviewing the HARDCOVER standard size version of the Daily Roman Missal. That said, the editor(s) deserve a lot of credit for putting out in a single volume the whole Roman Missal with all the readings in full. Five stars just for that.
The illustrations are superb. They strike the right tone throughout the book and are a very nice support to the various seasons and Masses.
The inclusion of relevant sections from the Catechism of the Catholic Church is a stroke of genius. A very original and effective way of marrying two pivotal and important documents for the average churchgoer.
Coincidently, I recently received the 1962 version of the Roman Missal published by Angelus Press. Two Latin/English Missals separated by 400 years. Both having the Latin texts for the Order of Mass. However, I'm disappointed that the prefaces in the 2006 Daily Roman Missal do not have the corresponding Latin texts. I suppose that space considerations played a part in the decision. Too bad. Perhaps in the next edition.
The devotional prayers are an excellent addition to this (massive) volume of material and do a nice job in rounding out a complete, usable prayer book. My only disappointment is that this does not include any part of the excellent Liturgy of the Hours - especially excerpts from Morning and Evening Prayer and Night Prayer. However, I can't be too unhappy with the existing prayers. Perhaps for the next edition too?
All in all, a must-have for any Catholic who values his or her faith. An excellent tool to grow in the faith.
Post-script: As anyone may know, the present translation of the English texts is currently undergoing a complete revision mandated by Rome. I suspect that we will see and experience these new texts in late 2008 or sometime in 2009. When that happens, this edition will mark the end of the 1970's era of translations and launch us into a more faithful and exact translation of the Latin texts.