Faithful to the Catholic spirit, in Miles Christi we cultivate the most precious elements of liturgical tradition. In the midst of so much mediocrity and banalization of the sacred, we seek to bring forth an incessant reminder of the divine transcendence through nobility and beauty of form. The solemnity of liturgical worship allows a glimpse into the splendor of the supernatural – a ray of Heaven coming to touch the earth.
In our Religious Order, in communion with the living liturgical tradition, we give a privileged place to the use of Latin, a sacred language which, besides “being for the Church an inexhaustible source of human-Christian culture, and a most precious treasure of piety, guards intact the dignity, beauty, and original vigor of prayer and chant.” It is the language that “surpasses the boundaries of nations and possesses a marvelous spiritual power” (PAUL VI, Sacrificium laudis, Aug 15, 1966).
A liturgy “devoid of the modulation of Gregorian chant, which is born in the most intimate fibers of the heart and in which faith is enthroned and charity burns, would be like a blown-out candle which henceforth could neither shine nor attract the gaze and thoughts of men” (Ibid). In Miles Christi we cultivate Gregorian chant, this expression of genuine piety that the Church continues to recognize as “proper to the Roman liturgy. Therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services” (Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concilium, 116).