EFORE THE CAMPION MISSAL could be published, it was necessary to collect, scan, sort, clean, and carefully digitize more than 300 religious line art drawings. Credit for this goes to Kristen Ostrowski, who combed through hundreds of 19th century Missals, Antiphonals, Breviaries, and Graduals from a Benedictine Abbey and extracted the pictures which had survived intact.
The St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal for the Traditional Latin Mass (ccwatershed.org/Campion) contains approximately ninety (90) of these exquisite “woodcuts.” In my Blog entries over the next year or so, I will be releasing hundreds of these pictures for general use by Catholics everywhere.
The following piece of line art was used for Christmas Midnight Mass in the Campion Missal:
As you can see by reading the various passages from Scripture, this picture beautifully relates the Old Testament (Numbers, Exodus, etc.) with the New Testament (Nativity of our Savior). You will notice that the quotations are given in both Latin & English — this is a special feature of the Campion Missal we hope will be appreciated.
* To learn more, you may want to visit the Campion Missal website [url].