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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

THE HOURS OF OUR LADY #7





 

(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.)

INTRODUCTION 

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Denis the Areopagite says that the Psalms are, as it were, "a compendium of all the Scriptures. They teach the eradication of all vices, the attaining of all virtues, the fulness of all perfection; they illuminate faith, strengthen hope, inflame charity, inspire humility, especially comment meekness, are a school of patience and all other virtues: they give deep pleasure to the mind of the devout reciter and take away idle and worldly sadness. They set before us the torments of the impious, the rewards and joys of the just, the lessons of the beginner, the steps of the onward pilgrim, the completeness of the perfect, the life of the active, the meditations of the contemplative."
(O'Neill)

[To be continued]