Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like?
Today we will hear the prayers for the 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare) in the 1962 Missale Romanum. I speak all the prayers and readings and also sing the Collect and Post Communion in the festal tone. The Preface is spoken and sung in another installment.
However, these audio projects can be of great help to lay people who attend Holy Mass in the Traditional, or extraordinary form: by listening to them ahead of time, and becoming familiar with the sound of the before attending Mass, they will be more receptive to the content of the prayers and be aided in their full, conscious and active participation.
My pronunciation of Latin is going to betray something of my nationality, of course. Men who have as their mother tongue something other than English will sound a little different. However, we are told that the standard for the pronunciation of Latin in church is the way it is spoken in Rome. Since I have spent a lot of time in Rome, you can be pretty sure my accent will not be too far off the mark.
I deliver them at a slower pace than I would ordinarily during Mass. But hopefully the pace will help you hear the words a little more clearly.
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Pray for me, listen carefully, and practice practice practice.