The Roman Martyrology
is an essential part of the Roman Liturgy. While the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church liturgically recognizes many saints, the vast majority of those are only recognized in The Roman Martyrology
. There is no Mass or commemoration for 90% of these heroes of the Faith. In other words, on any given day, the calendar for the Sanctoral cycle of the Missal may have one, two or no saints commemorated, but The Roman Martyrology
has 5 to 20 Saints commemorated daily. On average there are 30 saints that could be commemorated every day, but this essential volume is the complete collection of all the saints celebrated liturgically in the Roman Rite. An entry may range from nothing more than a few words to a paragraph relating, for example, the significant acts of the Saint and his manner of martyrdom, if applicable. The Roman Martyrology
is not just a compilation of martyred saints, but of all the saints liturgically venerated by the Church.
The Roman Martyrology (completely in English) is translated from the official Latin texts and adhers to the 1962 liturgical calendar. With The Roman Martyrology you can follow the annual liturgical life of the Church as she splendidly recounts the feasts of Our Lord and Lady, the martyrs and other members of the Church Triumphant. Beneficial for all Catholics, especially those who recite the Divine Office daily. Inspiring and fascinating daily reading! Imprimatur 1962.
Cloth hardcover, sewn binding, indexed, 431 pp.