Saturday, March 27, 2010

But I don't understand Latin...

I've been meditating for a while on the experience of serving a low mass in the extraordinary form, in addition to complaints regarding use of Latin responses and music in the ordinary form. So I'm not surprised to learn that the Angelic Doctor has something to say:

"It is not necessary that prayer be attentive to words." (Summa, Part II-II, Q83 a13)
as quoted in "Saint Thomas Aquinas, Orthodoxy, and Neo-Modernism in the Church" by Renée Casin

1 comment:

  1. Besides: since we got Mass in the vernacular, we understand the Mass less than ever before!