ASK FATHER: Prefaces “ad libitum” in the 1962 Roman Missal

Posted December 30, 2017 12:02 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Prefaces “ad libitum” in the 1962 Roman Missal

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, what is this “Prefatio ad Libitum” in some 1962 Missals? I saw Prefaces for Advent, Sundays Throughout The Year, etc. May these be used in the Extraordinary Form?
Thank you so much for answering my question about Missa Sicca last time. Great help. Pray for more vocations here in the Diocesis S. Pauli in Insulis Philippinensis, 🙂 Prayers for my household. Prayers for you too, Father.
Thank you for the prayers.
These are the so-called “Gallican Prefaces”, or perhaps “Neo-Gallican”, which were in some French altar missals going back to the 17th century, though the texts are more ancient, perhaps

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