Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston receives the CTS Study Missal

Cardinal Sean

At the end of last month, the Cardinal of Boston, Sean O’Malley was presented with a study Missal by the International Commission for English in the Liturgy’s director Msgr Andrew Wadsworth.

On his blog, the Cardinal tells how it is the first one he has seen in smaller format (there is no small edition being published in the USA); he makes a slight error in referring to explanatory notes, which actually are not present, as the edition is literally a scaled-down version of the full Altar Missal, published in this size as a convenient reference tool for clergy and liturgical planners.

Judging by the pictures, it was well received across the pond. Msgr Wadsworth travelled to Massachusetts to explain the work behind the translation, as he has been doing all over the English-speaking world in recent times. His efforts were indeed much appreciated, as Cardinal O’Malley says:

“We are grateful to Msgr. Wadsworth for making time to share his insights and expertise with us here in Boston and we are pleased that so many came out to take advantage of his talks.”


Of related interest:

RM01 Altar Missal – The standard ritual edition of the Missal for use in England and Wales, Scotland, and Australia.
RM02 Study Missal – The standard ritual edition of the Missal for use in England and Wales, Scotland, and Australia, in a scaled-down reference edition for reference, study and liturgical planning.
PC75 Altar Card – This encapsulated card reproduces the text of the prayers of consecration in both the new English translation and the ordinary form Latin equivalent (Latin on one side, English on the other).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *