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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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“Some of our younger parish clergy read their sermons. This should not be done except for some very special reason. The priest who is not capable of preparing and delivering a brief, clear instruction on Catholic teaching to his people is not fit to be in parish work. The people as a rule do not want to listen to a sermon reader.”
— Archbishop of Baltimore (9 July 1929)

Tonight, pray Compline for the Holy Souls
published 2 November 2013 by Veronica Brandt

grave stone ANY YEARS AGO we bought booklets from our local FSSP for Compline. Tonight I found they had been superceded by these, but the old ones are still available here. One oddity about the old ones is that the psalms for All Souls’ Day are only given in Latin. No English translation as in the rest of the booklet. So each year, just after we muddle through, I renew my resolution to type up a supplement.

This time, thanks to the magic of time-zones, I can type up the supplement after we’ve said Compline, ready for the beginning of All Souls’ Day over the other side of the world.

      * * Psalms for Compline on All Souls’ Day according to the 1962 books, in Latin from the Clementine Vulgate and English from the Douay Rheims Challoner translation.

Also of note, Steven van Roode has compiled a new Compline book according to the current Liturgy of the Hours. And it’s all in Latin (there is a Latin/Dutch or Flemish version available). Though the rest of the hours use a 4 week cycle, Compline is kept simple with the same psalms each week, making it a great one to get started with.

Even the Episcopalians are doing it.