Some time ago I wrote a post and made a PODCAzT about how to sing your before and after meal prayers in Latin. HERE
It is important to bless food and to pray to God in thanksgiving for having any at all.
There are great little booklets with the prayers before and after your repast and also with the special prayers for certain feasts. They are made by a budding monastic community in S. France, the Monastère Saint-Benoît. They are doing great things there, including rebuilding an old Abbey.
A little while ago, I held a Supper For The Promotion Of Clericalism (English Roast Beef, Roast Veg, Yorkshire Puddings and gravy) and we sang the prayers using these booklets.
It would be a wonderful custom for families to develop, especially while children are young and can really absorb Latin and chant like sponges.
Until 11 July the monks have these prayer booklets ON SALE.
When I originally received my copies they came very quickly.
The pages are beautifully type set. You find also the variants for singing in the Roman (which is what I learned) style and in the monastic style.
BTW… they have one of the coolest St. Benedict medals I’ve seen.
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