Vespers Psalms

Beginning in March 2001, Pope John Paul II began a catechesis during his Wednesday audiences on the psalms and canticles from Lauds (Morning Prayer) and then Vespers (Evening Prayer) of the Liturgy of the Hours. Pope Benedict XVI took up this task from his beloved predecessor in May 2005, completing the catechesis in 2006 with his discussion of the Magnificat. Below you will find links to each of the reflections on the psalms from Vespers for all four weeks of the psalter. Also included are links to the introductory lessons on the liturgy of Vespers. (to Lauds Psalms)

Origins of Vespers
Structure of Vespers in the Roman Rite
The Magnificat
WEEK I    
Sunday I 141:1-9 142
Sunday II 110:1-5,7 (alt) 114
Monday 11 15
Tuesday 20 21:2-8,14
Wednesday 27 (I) (II)
Thursday 30 32
Friday 41 46
     
WEEK II    
Sunday I 119:105-112 (XIV) 16
Sunday II 110:1-5,7 (alt) 115
Monday 45 (I) (II)
Tuesday 49 (I) (II)
Wednesday 62 67 (alt)
Thursday 72 (I) (II)
Friday 116:1-9 121
     
WEEK III    
Sunday I 113 116:10-19
Sunday II 110:1-5,7 (alt) 111
Monday 123 124
Tuesday 125 131
Wednesday 126 127
Thursday 132 (I) (II)
Friday 135 (I) (alt) (II)
     
WEEK IV    
Sunday I 122 130
Sunday II 110:1-5,7 (alt) 112
Monday 136 (I) (II)
Tuesday 137:1-6 138
Wednesday 139:1-18,23-24 (I) (II)
Thursday 144 (I) (alt) (II)
Friday 145 (I) (II)

Last updated March 1, 2007 by Dan Fisher believeandprofess.blogspot.com