This is a prayerful companion to reading the psalms.
Part One reflects on the essential elements of these poetic prayers: the personalities which are revealed in them, the attitudes which they express and the symbols which they use for God. It then concludes with three short chapters which insert the psalms into the mystery of the Trinity itself.
Part Two offers a selection of psalm verses, and reflections on them, which can be used for a personal retreat.
Part Three takes up some specific issues, like the value of the cursing psalms, the dignity of humankind, and the pervasiveness and unity of God.
Glenstal Abbey is home to a community of Benedictine monks in County Limerick, Ireland, and is a place of prayer, work, education and hospitality. The monastery sits alongside a popular guesthouse and a boarding school for boys, housed within a 19th century Normanesque castle amidst five hundred magnificent acres of farmland, forest, lakes and streams. more