Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Lady of Spring Bank and Its Psalter

Here is an update on the Wisconsin Cistercian monastery and it's exciting project to produce a new Psalter. First here is a fascinating video about the main source of their revenue - in true medieval tradition:

Now, to the Psalter project. Here is a post about it and another. Here they explain that their choice of translation was driven by the desire to open source the entire project rather than use copyright protected material. In general, their goal is to update the Cistercian books according to current guidelines, the first such effort since 1948. Here is Sunday Vespers. Here is Compline and The Office of the Dead. You can see a complete page of their work so far.

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