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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)
Sample Pages from the Brébeuf Hymnal
published 17 June 2019 by Corpus Christi Watershed
“…hands down, the best Catholic hymnal ever published. |[…] It is such a fantastic hymnal that it deserves to be in the pews of every Catholic church.”
|New Liturgical Movement website (10 June 2019)

“The Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal will undoubtedly enrich liturgical life at the parish level by making accessible these ancient, noble, and theologically-rich Catholic hymns, translated into English in quite a beautiful way.”
|Rev’d Fr John Berg (Superior General Emeritus, FSSP)

“Its copious selection of hundreds of tunes and texts, including favorites, forgotten gems, and new commissions, all beautifully formatted and presented in a surprisingly compact hardcover volume, is not only unparalleled by any other current hymnal, but well exceeds that of any hymnal I have seen from any period.”
|New Liturgical Movement website (10 June 2019)


“This hymnal is a work of incredible scholarship which puts the fruit of that scholarship to work in a practical vehicle for opening the treasures of Catholic hymnody to the people.”
|Rev’d Fr Chris Smith (Pastor, Prince of Peace Catholic Church)