"To honor the glory of God through artistic beauty." That is the goal of Magnificat's version of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, said the publishing house's deputy publisher in a recent interview with ZENIT. Here is some of what Roman Lizé told ZENIT:
"Our goal, was simply to help our priests pray in beauty as they celebrate Mass. Of course, when a priest celebrates he does not see all of this, but he knows it is there, and it affects the way he says Mass.
"It is a bit like celebrating in a beautiful church or a cathedral: the priest does not spend his time looking around, but he is aware of the beauty of the architecture surrounding him, and it has a subtle yet real way of permeating his liturgical action."
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Meanwhile, The Catholic Truth Society, the British publisher of the revised Roman Missal, announced on its CTS Catholic Compass blog that its version of the Missal was used in celebration of Mass for the first time last Friday during a clergy conference.