Category: Psalmody

Père Garrigou–Lagrange on Psalmody

Contemplative Chant What should the contemplative chant be? This chant is distinguished precisely by the spirit of prayer, or at least by the aspiration which...

Saint Basil the Great on the Psalms

The Delight of Psalmody When, indeed, the Holy Spirit saw that the human race was guided only with difficulty toward virtue, and that, because of...

David first, last and central

Dom Benedict preached the following sermon at Holy Mass this morning (4th Sunday after Pentecost), rightly linking the lesson at Matins (1 Samuel 17:1–16) to...

Saint Athanasius on the Psalms

The Grace of the Psalter Among all the books [of the Bible], the Psalter has certainly a very special grace, a choiceness of quality well...

Saint Ambrose on the Psalms

When Words Soar to a Higher Level Though all Scripture is fragrant with God’s grace, the Book of Psalms has a special attractiveness. Moses wrote...