RESPONDING TO THE PSALMS – December 2021
A project of the Spirituality Committee of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
“The Responsorial Psalm is an integral part of the Liturgy of the Word which has great liturgical and pastoral importance since it fosters meditation on the Word of God.: [GIRM n.61]
In that sense it allows us to keep our minds on the Sunday readings throughout the week if we reflect on a verse for one or two days, and then move onto the next verse.
The question/comments that follow each verse of the psalm are for personal reflection Some might be good for sharing with another, or a small group. Some might be just personal to you.
Advent has a twofold character, for it is a time of preparation for the solemnities of Christmas, in which the first coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s second coming at the end of time. for these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight……..
Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar n.39