Why We Pray in Latin

Fr. Marc Crilly Latin, Liturgy, Prayer

Back in 1989, our community had the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of going to Rome to attend the ordination of our then Brother (and now Abbot) Xavier, celebrated in Saint Peter’s Basilica by the then Pope (and now Saint) John Paul II.  I can remember standing there during the ceremony, in a crowd of Catholics from every country of the world — …