Dear Readers,

Welcome to this blog, which has as its main goal the divulgation of the particularities of the Bragan rite, namely those found in the last edition of the missal, that of 1924. Given the scant resources on-line concerning this rite (there is not even a digitalized version of the missal), we aim to make available with a certain regularity, for those who have a particular penchant for things liturgical, the differences between the Bragan missal in its latest incarnation and the 1962 Roman missal (currently used in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite), as well as with the current Roman missal, whenever possible or of interest.

This blog also hopes to renew interest in this much neglected (and virtually moribund) rite, and to show that the Roman Church has always had a healthy dose of liturgical plurality through out her history. This blog hopes to not only foster historical curiosity, but personal piety as well, to help one rediscover the Liturgy as the place of theologia prima.

We count on your participation as well, to make up for anything lacking.




4 Responses to About

  1. Dr Carol Byrne says:

    Many thanks for your splendid contribution to knowledge of the Church’s historic rite of Braga. I am doing some research into the liturgy and was delighted to see the 1924 typical edition of the Missale Bracarense online. I have a particular request to make regarding the Introduction to the Missal written by Pope Pius XI (pp. vii-ix). Could you please put these pages online?
    I would be extremely grateful. Thanking you in advance.

    • Juan Jeanniton says:

      Mrs. Byrne, I have been trying to contact your for years on an important matter that you must know. In your website, http://www.traditioninaction.org/HotTopics/f074_Dialogue_2.htm, you claim that “Pius X Did Not Call for ‘Active Participation’ in Liturgy”: but the only evidence for your claim you present is the fact that evidence for congregational singing is absent from the Motu Proprio. However, I have proof that the restoration of congregational singing was indeed his true motive, and that therefore your claim is false.

      “In the courses of parochial instruction or on other suitable occasions, they (the parish priests of Rome) must expound the Holy Father’s lofty purpose in reforming sacred music and invite the faithful to second their endeavors, chiefly by taking an active part in the sacred functions, singing the Common of the Mass as well as the psalms, the well-known liturgical hymns and the hymns of the vulgar tongue.” Regulations for Sacred Music in the Province of Rome,

      Pp. Pius X, February 2, 1912

      “This is what must be urged – the Gregorian chant and the means of making it popular. Oh, if I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei like they sing the litanies and the Tantum Ergo. That would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion.” Letter of St. Pius X while Archbishop of Venice
      to Monsignor Callegari, bishop of Padua

  2. M. Correia says:

    What luck to come across this blog! I spend a portion of the year in northern Portugal and have been trying to find out where I could attend this historic rite. So far no luck. If you are up to meeting sometime please get in touch: martinhoart@gmail.com. My blog: http://offthecoastofutopia.blogspot.pt
    Thank you for your work.

  3. Michael A says:

    Thank you so much, I dream of the day that the Braga Rite is said in Portugal regularly again. If only we had an “FSSP” for the Braga Rite.

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