Last April, we reported that the Vatican had given its recognitio to the Revised Grail Psalter. The new translation was undertaken by Abbot Gregory Polan and his fellow Benedictines at Conception Abbey in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. We now receive word from Conception Abbey that the psalms are ready for publication and pre-order for delivery in January:
Conception, Mo – December 15, 2010 – We are happy to announce that final approval has been granted to The Revised Grail Psalms by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Printed copies may be preordered from The Printery House of Conception Abbey with shipping available in early January 2011.
The Revised Grail Psalms has been a decade-long project of the monks of Conception Abbey. Undertaken at the request of the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops, these psalms will be used in all future liturgical books produced for our country under the auspices of the USCCB; it is expected that they will gain usage in many English-speaking countries beyond the U.S. as well.
“The monks of Conception have given much time, energy, and devotion to this project,” said Abbot Gregory. “It is our hope that this newly-revised and updated version of the Church’s preeminent prayer-book will lead many people to a deeper reflection on God’s mysterious presence in their own lives, and lead them to heartfelt expressions of petition, praise, and gratitude to our all-loving and provident Lord.”
The publication of the Grail Psalms from Conception Abbey includes a Preface by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. and introduction from Abbot Polan. For a detailed history on the project, see our earlier post. Visit the Printery House to order your copy. There is also a singing version available with pointed text.