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Mangiat <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> When two-three of years ago I was an 'altar boy' (gosh, I don't know the
> right word! It is a boy who assists the priest) and had already started
> Latin at school my priest used to tell me (very) simple things in Latin,
> as 'para turibolum', 'eamus, pueri!' or 'ineamus ecclesiam' when we had
> to enter the church.

    When I first became an altar boy I learned to serve mass in Latin.  Not
long after I had that down pat my parish switched to English and I had to
relearn the mass.  (That gives you some idea of how old I am.)

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             Dennis Paul Himes    <>    [log in to unmask]
                  http://www.connix.com/~dennis/dennis.htm

"Confiteor deo mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble
mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima
culpa mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble mumble" - how we actually
recited the Latin after we'd learnt it