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“We decided to entrust this work to learned men of our selection. They very carefully collated all their work with the ancient codices in Our Vatican Library and with reliable, preserved or emended codices from elsewhere. Besides this, these men consulted the works of ancient and approved authors concerning the same sacred rites; and thus they have restored the Missal itself to the original form and rite of the holy Fathers.”
— Pope St. Pius V (Quo Primum, 1570)

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Sonnen: “I’ve never seen such a fine work of art.”
published 9 November 2016 by Corpus Christi Watershed

HEN YOU ARE cruising the Roman Catholic blogosphere, if you come across an ancient chasuble, colorful Cappa Magna, rare photo of Pope St. John Paul II, vibrant ferraiolo, or impromptu gathering of clerics, odds are it originally came from the website of Mr. John Paul Sonnen, who runs a travel company with his wife.

We were so pleased when a reader shared a link where Mr. Sonnen says:

“Photo taken in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I strongly encourage every pastor of English-language parish communities across the world to purchase this missal and hymnal for their pews. I have never seen such a fine work of art. This is by far the best pew missal yet available in any language at any time.”

662 Sonnen Campion


The first edition of the CAMPION HYMNAL was produced by Corpus Christi Watershed. (To learn about the Second Edition, click here.)