THE MUNDELEIN PSALTER
“The Mundelein Psalter is perfect for the parish setting. The tones are beautifully presented, as well as very accessible,which makes it ideal for use in a parish community. I had the privilege of praying the Psalter while studying liturgyand found that it brought me to a much deeper place in my prayer life. I would strongly recommend the MundeleinPsalter to any parish community, as it embraces the rich tradition of chant in the Catholic Church.”
+Bishop James Wall | Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico
In order to facilitate the sung public celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, the Liturgical Institute offers The Mundelein Psalter, the first complete psalter containing the approved English texts of the Divine Office pointed for singing chant and available for public use. It is approved for use in the dioceses of the United States of America by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The text is marked to facilitate singing with the simple yet beautiful Gregorian-based tones composed by Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB, a monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey and founding faculty member of the Divinity School of Wake Forest University.
The Mundelein Psalter includes translations of the Latin hymns proper to each ferial day as well as a section of hymns for feasts and solemnities and features a Pastoral Implementation Guide for introducing the Liturgy of the Hours in a parish setting.
An ideal resource for seminaries, religious communities, parishes, colleges, youth ministries, young adult groups, and high schools, it includes the entire liturgical year, sanctoral cycle, Compline and Office for the Dead.
Resources for the Mundelein Psalter
Read our introduction and learn more about how to implement the Liturgy of the Hours in your parish.
We've provided audio guides to the Mundelein Psalter to help you chant the Psalms and Hymns. You can listen to Psalm Tones with piano, organ and voice accompaniment and you can listen to recorded hymns from the Psalter.