Wednesday, April 6, 2016

St. Alphonsus Ligouri on the Psalms

I was cruising around on Amazon today and found a real deal. It's a commentary on the psalms and canticles of the Divine Office by St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

I haven't read it yet, but for 99 cents, what could go wrong? It includes an interactive table of contents, so, unlike a 99 cent Augustine on the Psalms I got a while ago (useless!) this looks to be navigable.

Are any of you familiar with this work already?  


  1. It's also $0.99 on Nook. I can't speak as to the quality of the Nook version though.

  2. I'm reading that book! I'm halfway through.

    I appreciate his love for the Divine Office, but as a commentary it's a bit rubbish- the Blessed Saint just restates what the verses say without offering very many exegetical insights.

  3. Thanks for this. I put a copy in my Wishlist on Amazon. I found the excerpt I read to be enlightening. Certainly, I wouldn't want to rely on this commentary as the only one, but added to the commentaries of Pope Benedict, a number of priests current and past, even commentaries from rabbis, this commentary is a valuable addition to my growing collection.

  4. Here's a link to Ligouri's book on The Divine Office and it's free: