something useful that came from catholic school!

Friday, December 24, 2010 |

when i was a kid, i went to a catholic school run by nuns.
by the time i was in school, mass was no longer done in latin regularly. but those dear sweet sisters wanted us to sing in latin.
us kids didnt know what we were singing, but we said the words to avoid getting hit. we were in survival mode.
some of it actually sunk in, because a few years back i heard the song 'oh come all ye faithful' being sung in latin on the radio and I SANG ALONG!
my kids thought i was weird singing all this jibberish.
but they think im weird anyhow.
im sharing this version of 'adeste fideled' by good old bing crosby. and if you want to sing along, here are the words!

Adeste fideles læti triumphantes,
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte Regem angelorum.
Venite adoremus (ter)
En grege relicto humiles ad cunas,
Vocati pastores approperant,
Et nos ovanti gradu festinemus.
Venite adoremus (ter)
Æterni Parentis splendorem æternum,
Velatum sub carne videbimus,
Deum infantem pannis involutum.
Venite adoremus (ter)
Pro nobis egenum et fœno cubantem
Piis foveamus amplexibus ;
Sic nos amantem quis non redamaret ?
Venite adoremus (ter)


Sandi said...

I grew up in the days when the masses were all in Latin. And the priest had his back to us! Very boring, I must say. I got pinched many times for not paying attention to whatever was going on. Still have some of those nail scars on my arms!

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