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The breviary you'll never leave behind With Breviarium Meum on your iPhone, you'll never be caught without a traditional Latin breviary (1960 rubrics). You won't have to flip back and forth through a book because the App puts all the texts in order for you. If you aren't sure what the Latin means, just check the English translation. Discover a new way to pray the breviary, or discover the breviary for the first time.
Reformatted for the iPad Breviarium Meum HD, the special iPad version of the app, takes advantage of the iPad's larger display, which is ideal for viewing Latin and English side-by-side. Another notable feature is the forward and back buttons that allow you to quickly return to the hour or prayer you were just viewing.
Supporting the “reform of the reform” This application makes it easier to begin using the traditional breviary. With it, priests, religious, and laity can rediscover the riches of the Church's liturgical tradition, and experience the “mutual enrichment” Pope Benedict XVI hopes Summorum Pontificum will produce.
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Breviarium Meum: for the iPhone and iPod touch

Breviarium Meum HDAbout.com Reader's Choice Finalist 2012Breviarium Meum allows you to pray the traditional (1962) Latin breviary of the Catholic Church wherever you go. Just pull out your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, select the hour to pray, and begin. You can download the texts up to a week in advance, so you can pray even when you don't have a network connection. So if you’re on a mountain top making a retreat, or down in a valley to celebrate Mass in an isolated village, you can still keep up with the office, even if you left your printed breviary at home.

Are you unfamiliar with the old breviary? It’s a part of your heritage, and one that you have a right to know about and experience. As the instruction Universae Ecclesiae reaffirms, one goal of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum was to offer “to all the faithful the Roman Liturgy in the Usus Antiquior, considered as a precious treasure to be preserved” (8a).

This app is the easiest way to pray the breviary. It gives you all the texts in order, so you don’t have to flip back and forth as you would with a printed breviary. If the text is too small, you can make it bigger. If you don’t understand the Latin, you can display a parallel English translation.

Those more familiar with the breviary, and especially priests, will be pleased to see we’ve included a selection of prayers and blessings in Latin, such as are normally found in the appendix of a breviary.

Available on the App Store
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Breviarium Meum HD: for the iPad

Breviarium Meum HD Breviarium Meum HD is the iPad version of Breviarium Meum. A separate app makes it easier for us to take advantage of special characteristics of the iPad. The most obvious of these is the larger display, ideal for viewing Latin and English side-by-side. We've also added forward and back buttons to navigate among the hours and prayers. If you accidentally load something, the back button will restore what you were previously viewing, so you won't lose your place.

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Breviarium Meum 1.3 released

Breviarium Meum 1.3 (and Breviarum Meum HD 1.3) is now available in the App Store. It features enhancements for iOS 7 and improved download reliablility. There are also a number of new texts in the orationes section, most of which were provided by Mark Kendall:

  • Angelis et sanctis: Litany of Loreto, Reformatted Litany of Saints
  • Ante Missam: Preparatio ad Missam
  • Post Missam: Gratiarum actio post Missam, Leonine prayers after Mass
  • Variae: Penitential psalms, Gradual Psalms, Itinerarium clericorum, Benedictio mensae, Optional prayer to the Sacred Heart added to Post Divinum Officium
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Breviarium Meum 1.2 released

Most of the development work done for Breviarium Meum regards the server rather than the app. The former usually receives some update every week, and sometimes even more often, mostly to correct minor errors in the breviary text. Now, however, the time has come for a new version of the app. Breviarium Meum 1.2 has been released for use on the iPhone and iPod touch, and Breviarium Meum HD 1.2 for use on the iPad.

Besides bug fixes and support for the latest iPhone and iPad, there are also a few enhancements, including the following additions to the orationes:

  • the blessings for a crucifix, miraculous medal, medal of St. Benedict, and the rite of imposition of the brown scapular;
  • the vesting prayers before mass for priests; and
  • the much requested prayers before and after the divine office.

A new feature requested by several users is the ability to access yesterday's office. You will find it just above today's office in the list of hours.

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Breviarium Meum 1.1 released

Breviarium Meum 1.1 is now available in the App Store. The changes are mainly internal, regarding the part of the app that is shared with the new iPad version. There are also a few minor bug fixes and additions to the app.

Apart from the updates to the app, the breviary texts are constantly improving. There are corrections every week, and sometimes more than once a week, as typos or other errors are discovered. The great majority of these errors are minor typos. However, if you see a significant error, especially in the Latin text of the breviary, clear the cache and download again, because we may have already corrected it. If the error remains, contact us.

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RIP Laszlo Kiss

Laszlo Kiss, the creator of divinumofficium.com, died unexpectedly but peacefully at his home on July 11, 2011. He was a few days short of his 73rd birthday.

If I had not been able to build on his work, Breviarium Meum might still be under development. I owe him a debt of gratitude and I am not alone. Please say a prayer or have Mass offered for the repose of his soul.

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