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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Tender is the Latin *Blush*

The Latin Lover: "The Pope's own Latinist, Fr. Foster is convinced that ignorance of the language inherited by three quarters of the world is as tragic as deafness in a concert hall - and he's making sure our listeners are familiar with its sound."

"Our "Latin Lover" translated Pope Benedict's first encyclical letter 'God is love'” into the Church's official language. A tough task he claims because of that terrible jargon currently in use in modern languages. The Romans he moans never spoke that way!"

My dear fellow Latin lovers, this ties in somewhat with the article that I came across the other day at the Una Voce website. It recounts an American parish earnestly committed to learning the Mother tongue for use in the Liturgy. Although it is slightly frustrating that the article uses the term 'Latin Mass' when really it means the Novus Ordo in Latin, the article gives great reason for hope. When one masters an 'et cum spiritu tuo', one is that much closer to falling in love with the 'Suscipe Sancta Trinitas'.

Yes, how I do love Latin, and I am quite enjoying all this lovely talk about... love! :)