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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986
OVERVIEW • Jogues Illuminated Missal
published 23 April 2014 by Corpus Christi Watershed

298 Jogues EMBERS of Corpus Christi Watershed were honored to assist the JP2 Institute in creating a book fulfilling “the true liturgical vision of the Vatican II fathers.” The official title is SAINT ISAAC JOGUES ILLUMINATED MISSAL, LECTIONARY, & GRADUAL, but it’s usually referred to as “The Jogues Missal.”

This book is intended for the pews wherever Ordinary Form Masses are offered. By clicking on the “SUPPORTING MATERIALS” button (see above), you can view sample pages, read reviews, and learn about the various elements that make this book’s 832 pages so unique. Once you’re there, one item not to be missed is the “Home Video” demonstrating how to open the book the first time.

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The quickest way to explore the Jogues Missal is the promotional movie:

The JP2 Institute also sells the JOGUES DAILY MASS COMPANION. To learn more, click the “Supporting Materials” button and scroll down.

A massive hymnal project is also underway, which you explore by clicking HERE. Until that hymnal project is complete, you might want to consider this hymnal.