I very much appreciate your publication of Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary, and as a Benedictine oblate, I find it very useful in keeping my promise to pray the Divine Office. My question: Are there plans to publish an updated or possibly expanded edition of Benedictine Daily Prayer and/or make available an ordo or guide to using BDP?
I know that the Short Breviaries published by you in earlier decades were at least at one point available in an expanded edition that included all 150 psalms; I think there would be many people interested in a complete-psalter edition. I believe this could be done by adding more weeks of Vigils psalms.
There's a real opportunity to make the BDP an ideal resource for Benedictine oblates and others who wish to pray according to the Rule of Benedict, and indeed I just read about a professed Benedictine monk who uses the BDP as his travel breviary; I'm sure there are quite a few Benedictine monks and nuns who do this.
So I'm writing to request a second edition of the BDP featuring:
1. A complete psalter achieved by adding weeks of Vigils psalms, perhaps making a total of four weeks that could be used as a four-week cycle at Vigils or could be doubled up as a two-week cycle of two-nocturn Vigils, with the second nocturn of psalms being prayed between the two readings.
2. More guidance for what to pray from the BDP each day, in the form of an ordo (could be a Web page or available for download).
3. Correction of typographical errors and omissions.
In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy this very useful prayer resource, and I thank you for publishing it.