Friday, December 05, 2008


...celebration in London to mark the launch of an English edition of Magnificat by the Catholic Herald newspaper. Magnificat is a superbly-produced daily prayer book, with the readings for Mass, lives of the saints, and everything you need for daily/weekly devotions.

The launch was a delight - lots of people gathered in celebration and talk with wine and was a pleasure to talk to Archbishop Mario Conti, to Scottish composer James MacMillan, to Father Dominic Allain who has edited the delightful Pastor Iuventus book, to Luke Coppen, editor of the Catholic Herald, to Jeremy de Satge of The Music Makers, and more...


PJA said...

I wonder whether it might challenge "The Tablet" in market dominance?

torchofthefaith said...

Dear Auntie Joanna

This is truly great news!

When we were studying at Franciscan University of Steubenville we used to get a copy of this each month.

Back in Blighty we missed it!

A few weeks ago we found a copy in a parish in North Wales and devoured it! Angie has, just this week, ordered me a one year subscription for Christmas and I feel like the kid who got his two front teeth!!!

Magnificat is first class; beautiful art work, parts of the Divine Office, the daily Mass readings, lives of the saints and quality meditations/reflections/quotes.

We highly recommend this as a great resource and help for the spiritual life.

God bless you and all you do.
Alan and Angeline

Anonymous said...

I love Magnificat. I never leave home without it.
Fr. Jim