Rosary in Latin
use of the Latin language prevailing in a great part of the Church
affords at once an imposing sign of unity and an effective safeguard
against the corruption of true doctrine." (Pope Pius XII)
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addition, the Latin language 'can be called truly catholic.' It
has been consecrated through constant use by the Apostolic See,
the mother and teacher of all Churches, and must be esteemed 'a
treasure...of incomparable worth.' It is...a most effective bond,
binding the Church of today with that of the past and of the
future in wonderful continuity." (Pope John XXIII,
"Veterum Sapientia", 1962 A.D.)
Many English-speaking Catholics find that praying the
Rosary in Latin brings many benefits. This majestic language is the
official Language of the Church. By praying in Latin, you express
your unity with the Roman Catholic Church. Catholics who learn to pray the Rosary in Latin
("the language of the angels") can go anywhere
and pray the Rosary with their follow Catholics "in one
voice", without being affected by language barriers. Praying
in Latin also links Catholics to the past; your Catholic ancestors and
the saints prayed in Latin! Also, Popes, Saints, and councils recommend
the use of Latin! Latin helps uplift your mind to God, and you may
even find that praying in Latin helps you to better focus on the
mysteries of the Rosary and avoid distractions. Some consider learning and praying the Rosary
prayers in Latin a special act for the glory of God. You should note
that it is not very difficult to learn the small amount of Latin needed
to pray the Rosary in Latin. (Click here
for Latin prayers; click here
for more benefits of Latin)
should be aware that the enemies of the Church have always hated our use
of the Latin language and have tried to discourage its use. As Dom
Gueranger has stated, "Hatred for the Latin language is inborn in
the heart of all the enemies of Rome. They recognize it as the bond of
Catholics throughout the universe, as the arsenal of orthodoxy against
the subtleties of the sectarian spirit. They consider it the most
efficient weapon of the papacy." Don't let your enemies discourage
you from praying in Latin and teaching it to your children!
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We also, impelled by the weightiest of reasons...are fully
determined to restore this [Latin] language to its position of
honor, and to do all We can to promote its study and use. The
employment of Latin has recently been contested in many quarters,
and many are asking what the mind of the Apostolic See is in this
matter. We have therefore decided to issue the timely
directives... so as to ensure that the ancient and uninterrupted
use of Latin be maintained and, where necessary, restored."
(Pope John XXIII, "Veterum Sapientia", 1962 A.D.)
pray the Rosary in Latin, simply follow the same instructions for
praying the Rosary in English (click
here), but substitute the Latin prayers for the English versions
(you may also announce the mysteries in Latin).
For your convenience, the most common rosary prayers in Latin appear
below. For other prayers in Latin, click here.
Note that if you need assistance with pronunciation, try the Latin Mass
& Catholic Tradition section of this site. For additional aids to
praying in Latin, try the Commercial Sections of this site or the
Catholic Web Links.
Note: Translation / capitalization / punctuation / etc. may vary.
Special characters / symbols / accents may be omitted.
Sign of the Cross in Latin
In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.
Apostles' Creed in Latin (Credo)
Credo in Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Jesum Christum, Filium ejus unicum, Dominum nostrum: qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus: descendit ad inferos; tertia die resurrexit a mortuis; ascendit ad cælos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis: inde venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, Sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis resurrectionem, vitam æternam. Amen.
Our Father in Latin (Pater Noster)
Pater Noster, qui es in cælis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in cælo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie. Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
Hail Mary in Latin (Ave Maria)
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.
Glory Be (Doxology) in Latin (Gloria)
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.
Fatima Prayer in Latin (Mi Jesu)
Mi Jesu, indulge peccata nostra, conserva nos ab igne inferni, duc omnes ad cœli gloriam, præcipue tua misericordia
Source: Priestly Fraternity of St.
Hail Holy Queen in Latin (Salve Regina)
Salve Regina, Mater misericordiæ: vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra salve. Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevæ. Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eia ergo, Advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Jesum benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende. O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.
V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
"O God..." Prayer (10/7 Collect) in Latin
Deus, cujus Unigenitus per vitam, mortem et resurrectionem suam nobis salutis aeternae praemia comparavit: concede, quaesumus; ut, haec mysteria sacratissimo beatae Mariae Virginis Rosario recolentes, et imitemur quod continent, et quod promittunt, assequamur. Per eumdem
Source: 10/7 Collect,
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