Thursday, 25 August 2011

Of visions and revisions

The decades long wait for a new English translation of the Missal is almost over.  For the 21st Sunday in Ordinary time this year the Collect read: 
help us to seek the values
that will bring us lasting joy
in this changing world. 
In our desire for what you promise
make us one in mind and heart."
From next year it will read:
"O God, who cause the minds of the faithful
to unite in a single purpose,
grant your people to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that, amid the uncertainties of this world,
our hearts may be fixed on that place
where true gladness is found."