Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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605 The Psalms


605. Psalms

At the heart of the Bible are the psalms, prayers from God that help us learn to pray. The Holy Spirit inspired them. Israel sang them. Christ himself prayed them, as did our Blessed Mother. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us. Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God. This four-week study on the psalms will cover the structure of the psalter, the origin, authorship, genres, types and theology of psalms. As we explore the beautiful diversity within the psalms, we will do this through the integration of classical analysis of the text combined with a review of audio performances of the psalms, to experience the true depth of meanings displayed in the psalter.