The following is a guest article by Miss Lydia Friedmann.
OT TOO LONG AGO, a Facebook page called “Restore the 54” was launched to educate the public about Holy Week prior to the 1955 reforms. The Facebook page is run by Mr. Gregory DiPippo (a Roman tour guide who currently edits the NLM blog after Jeffrey Tucker retired) as well as an Australian gentleman, Mr. Ronan Reilly (who currently teaches at Saint Philomena, an SSPX grade school). I readily admit I spend way too much time on Facebook, and I need to consider reducing. Anyway, they have recently launched an interesting website which provides free PDF files related to the sacred liturgy:
It seems many of our PDF files (several of which I helped to meticulously scan) have been added to their website:
Others besides myself, such as Susan Rodriguez, Kristen Ostrowski, and Sarah Halas, have assisted in scanning our PDF books.
Examples of books which were scanned and uploaded by Corpus Christi Watershed:
ANTIPHONALE MONASTICUM (1934)
The scanned copy they uploaded to their website is a scan we made of a book which formerly belonged to Monsignor Robert A. Skeris.
FATHER LASANCE HAND-MISSAL (1937)
This was one of the very first books Corpus Christi Watershed scanned, and we hope someone will “clean” what we have done.
GRADUALE ROMANUM (1908)
About thirteen years ago, Corpus Christi Watershed provided the first online copy of the 1908 Graduale Romanum by the Vatican Press. In January of 2020 we scanned and uploaded the extremely rare and magnificent Solesmes 1908 edition, which was as scarce as hen’s teeth.
Note: We place unique “identifiers” on certain PDF pages so we can always know which scans belong to us—in order to better know the areas in which we are assisting the Catholic Church.
We are glad they are helping to promote the sacred liturgy. At the same time, perhaps those who created the website could mention that Corpus Christi Watershed is a 501(c)3 public charity which has no endowment and no major donors. We can only continue to scan books like that if more Catholics pledge $5.00 per month.