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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

THE HOURS OF OUR LADY #20




We continue with our posting of the Introduction to The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary:


 

(The translation of the Psalms and the brief introductory comments on the Psalms of this Little Office of the Blessed Virgin are taken largely 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

 

"The Book of Psalms forms the counterpart of the Law (Torah) and the Prophets. In the latter God speaks to His people; in the Psalms, Israel--the original and the antitypical, i.e. the subject shadowed forth by or represented by Israel, i.e. man or the Church, speaks to God. Sumerians and Babylonians and Egyptians had poems that admired and described the Divine; but songs giving the reaction of man's heart to the supernatural, the Psalms, belong to the Hebrews alone. "
(Simon, O.S.M., Scripture Manual).



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