Here are some links which you may find useful:
Catholic Church, Information and General
Theology Library from McGill University,
Documents, Liturgical Library, etc.
The Vatican's web site
Catholic Online, a general information site with links
The Catholic Pages, another large information site with links
The Catholic Goldmine, with more information with links
Catholic Community, with additional information with links
CIN (Catholic Information Network), with many links
Alapadre, with many links
More to come
The Monastic World, which has always influenced (and continues)
the Liturgy of the Hours
The Benedictines, of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, with links to Benedictines,
Cistercians and Benedictinism throughout the world.
The Carthusian world, with links to official Carthusian home pages of monasteries.
Parkminster (St. Hugh's Charterhouse), the Cathusian Monastery in England
Solesmes, the French Abbey famous for chant and publications of monastic liturgy
In England, the Nuns of Stanbrook Abbey have been involved with the compilation of
office texts, especially in the editing and translating phases.
In France, the Abbey of En Calcat.
In Spain, the Abbey of Silos, also publishes litugical editions in Spanish and Latin.
The Abbey of Seckau, monastic home of Hilebrand Fleischmann, OSB, compiler of
Officium Divinum Parvum
Sr. Jill Maria Murdy, OSB, with many links related to monastic life, liturgy and music.
The Benedictine liturgy site (Collegeville, Br. Richard)
The U. S. Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy
Lift Up Your Hearts, General, from the Canadian Lutherans
Hours, Liturgy of the (Internet text versions)
The Liturgy of the Hours site (about as official as you can get, text-wise) -
a clean, handsome, no frills site
Also straigthforward and very popular, Universalis
Blue Cloud Abbey's "Pray the Psalms Daily with the Monks"
An Anglican/Episcopal version, Oremus
Mission of St. Clare, also Anglican/Episcopal
The Daily Office in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer
Michael Martin's Orationes Cottidianae (Daily Prayers) with several "Little Offices"
Hours, Studies and Discussions of the Liturgy of the
Liturgia Horarum (Eric Steinhauer's German liturgy of the hours site)
Hypertext Book of Hours from Glenn Gunhouse (includes an Officium Parvum BVM,
(the Little Office of the BVM), in Latin and English, used from 1599 to 1911)
Another Books of Hours discussion
Printing, The Art and Craft of Liturgical
D. B.Updike's Some Notes on Liturgical Printing from William Peterson
The all - important Caveat Emptor
Please take precautionary steps before you ship or buy or contract with any dealer or tradesperson. To help prevent damage and even loss, be sure that you and/or your dealer package items carefully and always insist on insurance and guaranteed delivery. It may cost a little more, but my own experiences verify that these steps are worth the effort and the cost.
Booksellers (used liturgical and related books)
Wilbert Baaijen's Antiquariaat Baltasar (in Holland)
John Bevan, Catholic Bookseller (in England)
Seat of Wisdom Catholic Books, Winchester, New Hampshire
A great book search engine, Bookfinder
Preserving Christian Publications - used and out of print Catholic books
Another fine coalition of book dealers is Kerssemakers
Lillian Kaiser operates Chimney Sweep Books (in California), which has some fine used texts.
Richard Norman, of Edenworkshops, at Downside Abbey, England, crafts
fine liturgical book - bindings. He'll be happy to answer questions,
submit quotes, etc. Here is a sample of Richard's work (double click thumbnail).
The website is quite comprehensive and Richard offers many other services.
Sr. Placida Wemhoff, OSB, Benedictine Sisters, Cottonwood, Idaho. Sr. Placida
does bindery work from November through March.
St. Scholastica Abbey, (Dourgne, France) the sister foundation of En Calcat Abbey,
operates a superb bindery (and several other workshops) and the Nuns will gladly
discuss your binding needs. E-mail Sr Marie-Christine Messin.
Make sure to visit the beautiful new website shared by the Monks of En Calcat and the
Nuns of Sainte Scholastique. The links will take you to the various ateliers of
both communities. Of special interest are the beautiful vestments and other liturgical
One of my favorite links is Br. Richard's "Favorite URL's" - just about anything
you could possibly want to know or learn. Br. Richard is Webmaster at St. John's
added March 4, 2000