Welcome to my Blog! I read where there was a need for English Propers for the Traditional (1962 Missale Romanum - Tridentine) Latin Mass, so I will try posting the prayers and readings each day, if they are available. I will also post some other writings regarding the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the greatest Act of Worship we can offer to Almighty God and the closest we can get to Heaven!
(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.)
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).