About Us

The Latin Liturgy Association was founded in 1975 to promote the use of Latin, the customary language of the Roman Catholic Church, as appropriate in the liturgies of the contemporary church. In January of 2001, the Association was incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Corporation under the laws of the State of New York as the Latin Liturgy Association, Inc. We are approved as a IRC 501(3) Not-For-Profit Corporation and all donations are fully tax-deductible. The Association has several local chapters across the United States and is honored to have an Episcopal Advisory Board of 38 bishops from various areas in the United States and its possessions.

Members of the Latin Liturgy Association (LLA) actively support the use of Latin in liturgies at over 280 sites in the United States and about two dozen sites in Canada.

The LLA cooperates with counterpart organizations in Europe: the Association for Latin Liturgy in England and the Vereniging voor Latijnse Liturgie of the Netherlands.

Membership is open to all who promote the use of Latin in the liturgical life of the church. The LLA is unique in that it supports using Latin both for Mass according to the revised Missal of Pope Paul VI (Vatican II) and the pre-Vatican II Tridentine Mass which may be celebrated according to the guidelines issued by Pope Benedict XVI in his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of July 7, 2007.

In many places, Latin is also used in the daily Divine Office and in other liturgical functions of the church. National conventions of the LLA are held periodically.




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