Q: I wonder if you have knowledge (or even input into) about the pending revision to the Liturgy of the Hours. Will there be rich and expansive texts for more saints and feasts maybe with particular resonance in these times? (St. Mary Magdalene, St. Francis, St. Anthony, St. Teresa Benedicta, etc)?
A: With regard to the pending revision of the Liturgy of the Hours, the new saints on the calendar will have at least a second reading in the office of readings and a collect. That particular project has been advancing separately from the revision of the entire office. I don’t know how it will all turn out, but there is a possibility of seeing the supplement for new saints’ days before there is a more complete revision of the hours. Both projects are moving along, but it remains to be seen how soon either will complete its journey.