U.S. bishops’ conference acquires translation of Psalms and Canticles from Conception Abbey

LEFT: The cover from Conception Abbey’s Printery House publication of the Revised Grail Psalter. RIGHT: Father Daniel Merz

King David first sang of striving for almost-good-enough before letting his aspirations soar toward perfection.
That evolution is one of many subtle nuances to be restored in the latest translation of the Book of Psalms for liturgical use in the Church.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has purchased the copyrights to the Revised Grail Psalter and the Old and New Testament Canticles translated by the monks of Conception Abbey in Northwestern Missouri.
The two texts will now together be titled Abbey Psalms and Canticles and will gradually be incorporated into the Church’s official liturgical books.

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