I am thinking here particularly of celebrations at international gatherings, which nowadays are held with greater frequency. ... Speaking more generally, I ask that future priests, from their time in the seminary, receive the preparation needed to understand and to celebrate Mass in Latin, and also to use Latin texts and execute Gregorian chant; nor should we forget that the faithful can be taught to recite the more common prayers in Latin, and also to sing parts of the liturgy to Gregorian chant.
Sacramentum Caritatis, No. 62
Thank you so much and we will see one another tomorrow. And go forward with joy, with coherence, always with the courage to tell the truth, the courage to go out of oneself to meet Jesus in prayer and to go out of oneself to meet others and give them the Gospel, with pastoral fruitfulness! Please don’t be “spinsters” and “bachelors.” Go forward!
Now Archbishop Fisichella said that yesterday you recited the Creed, each one in his/her own language. However, we are all brothers, we have the same Father. Now, each one in his/her language, recite the Our Father. Let us recite the Our Father.
[Recitation of the Our Father]
And we also have a Mother. In our own language we say the Hail Mary.
[Recitation of the Hail Mary]
July 6, 2013
NB: The address was given to no ordinary group of seminarians and novices, but to the main international gathering of seminarians and novices to Rome for the Year of Faith.