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Monday, December 12, 2011

THE HOURS OF OUR LADY #6


 

(The translation of the Psalms and the brief introductory comments on the Psalms of this Little Office of the Blessed Virgin are taken largly from: The Psalms and Canticles by George O'Neill, S.J. [Bruce Publishing Co. 1937.] The late Father O'Neill's work has long been out of print.)

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INTRODUCTION 
[Continued]

Venerable Denis the Carthusian (d 1471) expresses the mind of medieval contemplatives:
"The Holy Spirit has poured into the Psalms words full of feeling, words suited to every description of mankind; now putting forward what belongs to the perfect and is to be sung with much fervor of spirit; now what concerns the imperfect and the penitent. He has hymns suited to every virtuous movement of the soul. Sometimes the words spoken in the person of Christ, sometimes in the person of the Church, sometimes in the person of a single sinner or penitent, sometimes in the person of one sharing the Divine zeal, sometimes in the language of thanksgiving." (O'Neill).

[To be continued] 




 

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