Responding to The Psalms – August 2022

A project of the Spirituality Committee of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

What is a psalm but a musical instrument to give expression to all the virtues? The psalmist of old used it, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, to make earth re-echo the music of heaven. He used the dead gut of strings to create harmony from a variety of notes, in order to send up to heaven the song of God’s praise. In doing so he taught us that we must first die to sin, and then create in our lives on earth a harmony through virtuous deeds, if the grace of our devotion is to reach up to the Lord.”

from The Explanations of the Psalms by Saint Ambrose – 1

Take an idea or phrase from the Sunday psalm for your focus for a day or two, for yourself or share with others. There is space for you to note your own thoughts as a possible personal journal.

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 7th August

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 14th August

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st August

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 28th August