The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum
This beautifully illustrated publication of Durandus’ Rationale brings us the most complete Medieval treatise of its kind with all the richness and depth of the living, enduring tradition about which he wrote. In 1284 C.E., the renowned canonist and liturgical writer, William Durandus, wrote:
‘How sad, in these times there are many who seem
to hardly have any understanding of things they daily
engage in, pertaining to the practices of the Church
or her divine worship. Nor do they know what they
signify or why they were instituted.”
His work on sacred symbolism addressed this dilemma for the clergy and thus laity of his own time—and now does so, for ours.