Why do you not speak in tongues?
More than one thousand, four hundred years ago, St. Fulgentius of Ruspe, said:
The Church, united by the Holy Spirit, speaks in the language of every people.
Therefore if somebody should say to one of us.
“You have received the Holy Spirit,
why do you not speak in tongues?”
his reply should be,
“I do indeed speak in the tongues of all men,
because I belong to the body of Christ, that is, the Church,
and she speaks all languages.
What else did the presence of the Holy Spirit indicate at Pentecost,
except that God’s Church was to speak in the language of every people.” [Cf. “Sermo 8 in Pentecoste” 1-3: PL 65, 743-744]