Thanks to the NLM for drawing attention to this CTS video about the new missal. While I`m not expecting the introduction of the new translation of the OF to bring about instant liturgical bliss I certainly warm to features of this missal. The colour illustrations are a welcome change and it is interesting to hear that they were added at the request of the bishops` conferences. Clearly the effort has been made to ensure that this missal is a thing of beauty. This in itself runs against the grain of much that we have been given over the last few decades (my 1962 altar missal is a rather disappointing affair compared to the 1959 one I have: I suppose they thought in 1962 that it might only be a temporary edition) and I hope will change the atmosphere surrounding the Mass. I got my order form yesterday from the CTS and will be sending it off today.