April 21

St. Anselm

Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:

I cried to you, God, and you heard me; I proclaim your faithfulness. Alleluia

Psalm 48

Great is the Creator, worthy of all praise!
Let the city of God rejoice.

The holy mountain, beautiful where it rises,
is the joy of all the earth.

Mount Zion, center of the earth,
is the dwelling place of God.
In the midst of the city is the Holy One,
the strength of all who enter there.
Invaders assembled together,
intent on destroying the city.
When they saw the heights of Zion,
they were terrified and fled in fear.

In the city which you uphold forever,
in this city we have seen anew
your great wonders of the past.

In your temple we reflect on your love.
Your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
you extend your justice over all lands.
Judah rejoices;
Mount Zion is full of joy.

So walk through Zion,
walk all around it;
count the number of its towers.
Consider well all its walls.
See how strongly it is built.

Tell all those of future generations
that such is the God who saves,
who lives forever and always,
the One who guides us in safe paths.

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.