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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and six children.
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Essentially the Missal of St. Pius V is the Gregorian Sacramentary; that again is formed from the Gelasian book which depends on the Leonine collection. We find the prayers of our Canon in the treatise “De Sacramentis” and allusions to it in the 4th century. So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Caesar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Working on a Compline booklet
published 12 April 2014 by Veronica Brandt

1st psalm sunday compline VERY NIGHT MY FAMILY SINGS Compline together. It is an awesome habit to have in place. The peace and regular practice of singing together is valuable, but there is another side effect. Our cat loves this as a time when she has her humans staying still, ready to smoodge up against, and our toddling daughter finds she has a captive audience for her latest accomplishments.

We go by the 1962 Roman rite books, like in the ’62 Liber Usualis.

I have been working on a booklet, and mentioned it here, a few months ago.

Now Holy Week is almost upon us, I have recently added a note at the end about Compline in the Sacred Triduum. Hopefully I can finish the Easter Octave section this week, but it is going to be busy!

Last time I linked to my Github repo, but that was probably not very accomodating. So here is the work in progress (yes, it will probably forever be a work in progress, but it keeps getting better, and you are welcome to take it and fit it to your needs/wants)

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