Monday, November 28, 2011
Fr. Chris and the New Translation
It's a good thing Father Chris is Father Chris because my "cloistered brothers" and friends blew him away with our "And with your spirit."
The Mass began, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." We responded "Amen." Father Chris looked at us and said "The Lord be with you." Then the walls reverberated with our "And with your spirit."
That's the way it was. Everytime we responded with the new translation we prayed loudly. We didn't mess up at all.
One good thing about the new translation is that it made us pay attention to the words in the Mass. And that's a beautiful thing.