ICHOLAS HANSON kindly gave me permission to share some of his images. He recently posted 1,055 liturgical pictures on his Facebook page. Mr. Hanson is associated with an organization called PARAMENTICA LITURGICAL DESIGN. When we pray from a book which is special, beautiful, and dignified, it helps us focus. Indeed, I believe Catholics often pray better when they use books that are beautiful and dignified—perhaps a psychologist could explain why.
Mr. Hanson has inspired me with an idea—if I can find the time. I’d like to print #79075 (Magnificat) in a beautiful, colored score.
I believe this image originated at Beuron Archabbey, which played such an important role in fostering Gregorian chant:
Nicholas Hanson can be reached at email@example.com. I would be interested to know what “paramentica” means.