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ABBOT GUÉRANGER O.S. B.
TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH
THE BENEDICTINES OF STANBROOK.
TIME AFTER PENTECOST
STANBROOK ABBEY, WORCESTER
BURNS & OATES LTD. R. & T. WASHBOURNE LTD.
BENZIGER BROTHERS, NEW YORK, CINCINNATI & CHICAGO
THE LITURGICAL YEAR, begun sixty years ago, is at length completed. The five hundred thousand volumes that have passed through the press before the conclusion of the work, bear ample testimony to its popularity. Our Lord seems to have imparted to it a large share of the blessings merited by Dom Guéranger's great labours for the Church.
In the most filial devotedness to this holy Church, in absolute obedience to the Vicar of Jesus Christ, we fulfil the duty that would have been so gratifying to our illustrious Father, and declare once more that we unreservedly submit all and every the fifteen volumes of this work to the representative of God on earth. To praise, to condemn, to reprove, all that the sovereign See of Peter praises, condemns, and reproves, will ever be, according to the tenour of its Constitutions, the cherished maxim of the Benedictine Congregation of France.
We have yet another duty to fulfil with regard to our readers; to thank them for their prayers, which have enabled us, in angustia temporum, to bring to its term the task imposed upon us by obedience twenty five years ago. In return we promise, as in justice