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This edition contains the complete Psalter in psalm order in a convenient quality paperback format.
Foreword by Francis Cardinal George, OMI Introduction by Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB
“This new translation of the Psalter by the Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey will provide the text for our sung prayer for years to come. It is a labor of love on their part and a gift to be cherished by us.” —Francis Cardinal George, OMI
“The Psalms provide a way into that unique chamber of the heart where one stands most free and open before God.” —Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB
This important translation of the book of Psalms—many years in the making—is finally available to musicians, liturgists, and worshipers around the world. The Revised Grail Psalms received a recognitio from the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in the spring of 2010. This new translation brings the Grail Psalms in line with contemporary principles of Scripture scholarship, matters of authentic translation, and requirements for appropriate rendering for liturgical use. This translation of the Psalms meets the requirements established in Liturgiam Authenticam, the 2001 Instruction issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments enunciating principles for preparing translations of liturgical texts. This revision of the 1963 Grail Psalms has been prepared by the monks of Conception Abbey under the direction of Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB, producing a translation that will play an important part in the liturgy for years to come.