In another post I wrote about an option for a silent Canon/Eucharistic Prayer in the Ordinary Form.
This comes from a priest:
I have had an interesting experience with the new translation of the Roman Missal. Since it arrived, I decided that I will use the Roman Canon solely. However, because of it’s beauty, I am being drawn into it unlike the older translation. That may be because it is so new and I’m being a bit more intent on it. And, it is difficult not to add all of the signs of the cross that I have become accustomed to in the Extraordinary Form. On about three occasions I have begun to to recite the Roman Canon in silence as I would in the EF and then realize what I was doing and start again. I wonder if any other priests have had this experience?
I sure do resonate with the tendency to insert many of the TLM gestures into the Novus Ordo (genuflections, signs of the Cross). We become creatures of habit. I really have to concentrate. The same applies with the new translation, doesn’t it?
For many years I said Mass daily at St. Peter’s Basilica, often privately or with only one or a few people. To the consternation of the censorious sacristans I said the TLM most of the time, but I would also use the Novus Ordo entirely in Latin. I would say the Roman Canon silently, not only because it is best not to disturb other priests saying Mass, but because it seems the most natural thing in the world to do so.