The Monastic Diurnal: The Day House of the Traditional Monastic Breviary in Latin & English.

Saint Michael’s Abbey Press, 1480 pp.
November 2020

Please note that the new edition of the Diurnal is not yet available for dispatch. All orders for this item will be realised in early November 2020. Please see notes below for differences between this and the previous editions.

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.

The new 8th edition shares the same texts as the preceding ones, but is printed on thinner paper, significantly reducing the volume’s thickness. This edition comes with a matching protective slipcase included with the book.

The books are dispatched individually shrink-wrapped for additional protection.