Traditional Mass

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

THE HOURS OF OUR LADY #27 [Continued]

It's been a while but,
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.)

Saint Basil says: "The book of Psalms contains all that is useful in the other books of Scripture. It foretells the future, it commemorates the past, it lays down rules of life, it suggests counsels of practical utility. In a word, it is a treasury of good maxims, furnishing each one with all that is useful . . . The Psalter serves as a commencement for Beginners; it is a means of progress for those who are advancing, the support of those who attain to perfection. It is the voice of the Church." (Hom. I. in Ps. I).

[To be continued]