The Question Box – 8 – Do you pray in Latin or English?


The Question Box – 8 – Do you pray in Latin or English?

We say some prayers in Latin, though we pray mostly in English. The Liturgy of the Hours is in English, and Mass in our chapel is the Ordinary Form of the Mass in English with a chanted Mass in Latin about once a month. We have several prayers in Latin, including the “Veni, Sancte Spiritus” before our hours of prayer, and on Saturdays and special feasts of Our Lady we sing a Solemn Salve Regina.

Do you ever wonder what it is like to be a Carmelite Nun? To live in a cloister? To spend your days seeking the Face of God?

If you have any questions about Carmelite life, you are welcome to post them here. We will do our best to give an answer and we look forward to hearing from you!

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7 Replies to “The Question Box – 8 – Do you pray in Latin or English?”

  1. I wanted to thank the Sisters for all their prayers. My Grandaughter Ella Miller turns 6 today, is a Healthy,Happy, little girl. Thank you for all of your prayers.I moved to,1150 Easton Road Hellertown, Pa 18055, near Ella. Peace, Fran Miller please give this to the Sisters

    1. Dear Elizabeth, Yes, the Mass is public and everyone is welcome. The Nuns participate from their side of the enclosure. The Mass hours are: 7:15 am Monday through Saturday, and 8:00 am on Sunday. The chapel is open to the public for prayer from 6:00 am to 5:00pm in winter and from 6:00 am to 6:00pm in summer. I hope you will be able to come! God bless you! The Nuns

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