About the Author
Abbot Cabrol (1855-1937) made his vows as a Benedictine in 1877 at Solesmes, was ordained a priest in 1882, and served as Prior there beginning in 1890. In 1896 he became the first Prior of St. Michael's in Farnborough, England, a daughter house of the Solemses Abbey, and, when the former was raised to an Abbey in 1903, Cabrol became its first Abbot. He authored some dozen books on the liturgy and liturgical history, and his research and study in France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany contributed to La Paleographie Musicale. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1920 for his work witht he Red Cross during World War I.
“The great dictionary of archaeology and liturgics appearing under his editorship would alone secure for him a distinguished place among scholars.” —American Historical Review
“This is a magisterial book. Abbot Cabrol’s qualifications as an authority on liturgy are too well known to need emphasis, and it was a happy idea that led him to turn aside for a while from the immense labors of the Dictionnaire d’archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie in order to give [Liturgical Prayer to] the general Catholic public.” —Blackfriars
“Internationally renowned as an authority on liturgy and archaeology.” —Catholic Authors