Resource for meditation

Hi all,

I just thought it might be helpful to offer one of the resources I consult for meditating on the Psalms.  I have been using this site, which organized the reflections given by St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on the Psalms of Morning and Evening Prayer into a very handy format.

As you can see on the site, the Divine Office is on a four week cycle.  Anytime you start a new season (Advent, Christmastide, Ordinary Time, Lent, etc.), you return to Week I, regardless of where you finished the previous season.  Last Friday was in the first week of Lent, so this Friday we will be praying the psalms of Week II.  I would encourage you to include the meditations in your spiritual reading sometime before we pray on Friday. If you are joining us for the preparation class, I will be pulling from parts of the reflections, but probably not as directly as last week due to time constraints.

Also, if you are not accustomed to reading JPII or BXVI, it can be a little challenging at first, but take your time with it.  Remember that their aim is to help us in meditation, which means that rereading a sentence or paragraph multiple times is actually the best approach to digesting the meaning that is being expressed.

Lastly: just as a heads up – this Friday is our last Vespers service at the Church.  Starting next week, we will move to St. Mary’s Cemetery Chapel.  Check out the About page for the full schedule.

I hope to see you on Friday!

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