The Holy Father 11th March 2009

Handing over of one copy of the new edition
to the Holy Father Pope Benedikt XVI. in Rome on March 11th 2009.

Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don   

"... My compliments to your publishing house on the extraordinary high quality of the new edition. In every detail, including the organization of the text and illustrations, the paper and printing, and the gilting and binding, you have striven to give glory to God by producing the most worthy instrument possible for use in the celebration of the Divine Office. Today, there are some who say that it is no longer possible to print books of prayer and Sacred Worship to the quality in which they were once printed. You have happily demonstrated that it is indeed possible.

By making available a new edition of the Breviarium Romanum which was in use in 1962, that is, before the reforms of the Sacred Liturgy, which followed the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, you are helping many to come to deeper knowledge of the great and living richness of the Sacred Liturgy in the Church. At the same time, the study and use of the Breviarium Romanum will foster the appreciation of the organic unity of the Sacred Liturgy, along the centuries, as the living worship of the Mystical Body of Christ. What you have accomplished is surely in accord with the direction given by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in Summorum Pontificum. ..."

Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don   

"... Congratulations to this outstanding publication. Both volumes are well done in any aspect and they stand out by their extraordinary quality of the both the inner and outer composition. ..."

Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments


This new edition of the Breviarium Romanum is beautifully produced and will enrich the prayer life of many, and is indeed a pleasure to own.
This is the standard to which all producers of liturgical books should aspire.   A. S. (Scottland)

I have just received the breviaries and I am very impressed. I can tell that they are very well made and organized.
I can also tell that a great deal of time and work went in to the breviaries at all of the stages of this ambitious project.
Thank you to everyone at nova et vetera. You have done a great service for the Church. 
I and many other priests and future priests are extremely grateful.  A priest from Rome (Italy)

The Breviary arrived yesterday. It is magnificent. I did not think that something of that quality could still be published in this day and age.
God bless you for this work.  A priest from Connecticut (USA)

Thanks for the Breviarium Romanum, which has arrived safely. It is so well
produced, and quite easy to use. I am most grateful.   A priest from Cambridge (United Kingdom).

The Breviary arrived yesterday. It is INCREDIBLE! Congratulations to you all on producing and providing us with SUCH A WORK OF ART!
A priest from Boston (USA)

Absolutely EVERY DETAIL is attended to: materials, typography, textual arrangement. What a joy to use!
My package arrived today, and I am completely delighted with these books.
Thank you so much for making it possible for me to acquire them.   V. W. (Virginia)

I just received the Breviary. It is really a superb piece of work. Congratulations!    D. C. (Brussels)

Thank you so much for the breviaries. I have received them and I would like to give you my most sincere congratulations:
the books are beautiful. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.    J. B. (Pamplona)

I received my shipment yesterday. Everything beautiful as advertised! I am recommending the Breviary to everyone I know.    K.C. (New York)