Editions MagnificatReligious Publications: Books, Pictures, monthly Magnificat Magazine, Calendar, etc.
The little print shop that was initially installed in our Monastery continues to modernize and expand. Currently, several presses and other printing and binding machines are in operation to carry out various religious projects. This considerable body of equipment comes in general from generous donors or enterprises who turn over to us their obsolete presses or other machines at very affordable prices. Sometimes we have to invest a great deal of time, labor and resourcefulness to perform repairs and fine tuning, but everything works out for the best!
Many publications with print runs in the thousands are printed in the Monastery every year:
- a monthly Magazine: Magnificat, published in French and in English
- a religious Calendar printed in four languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian)
- pictures of Jesus, Mary, the Saints, Bible scenes — most of these from paintings by our own artists
- various books, brochures or flyers, also published in several languages
- Holy Scripture, biographies, spirituality, Catholic Christian doctrine, catechisms, conferences, prayer books, etc.
Composition, illustrations, translations, layout, plate preparation, each stage of printing and assembly: everything is entirely completed by members of the Order and produced in the Monastery. We generally do our own bookbinding, although some generous benefactors do furnish bookbinding of superior quality at modest prices or free of charge.
“We do not distribute books, pictures and statues in order to make money, but only for the purpose of the apostolate. What matters is the spiritual influence, the apostolate effected by this means.” (Father John Gregory)
Artist at work
Preparation of printing plates
Printing the Magnificat Calendar
Preparing the Printing
“Let us live in God, my brothers and sisters. Let us think of the great supernatural realities and forget these trifles. What everyone thinks about us is of no importance whatsoever. What counts is to have God’s favor, to please Him in all things and to advance with long strides on the road to heaven.” (Father John Gregory)
Installing a new press
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its strength, what shall it be salted with?… You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden… Even so, let your light shine before men, in order that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:13-14,16)
Cutting the sides