The Penitential Psalms in Books of Hours

Posted March 18, 2017 4:47 pm by Gregory DiPippo

The Penitential Psalms in Books of Hours

The seven Penitential Psalms are a standard part of the liturgical material incorporated into Books of Hours, along with the Little Office of the Virgin Mary, the Office of the Dead, and the Litany of the Saints. Of course, many Books of Hours are filled with beautiful illustrations, and as a follow-up to last week’s post about the Penitential Psalms in the liturgy of Lent, here is a selection of some of the images commonly chosen to go with them.From the Maastricht Hours, 14th century (Stowe ms. 17, British Library): Mary Magdalene, the penitent Saint par excellence, meets the risen Christ

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