Holy Catholic Prayers
in Latin only
is the language of Holy Mother Church.
Until Vatican II —
which is to say, for more than 2000 years — Latin was the exclusive
language of the Mass, the Liturgy, and the Sacraments. Contrary to the
understanding of most Catholics, Vatican II did not abolish Latin
in the Mass or in the venerable prayers of the Church. The Vatican
II documents are quite clear about this (Sacrosanctum Concilium):
Particular law remaining in force, the use of the Latin language
is to be preserved in the Latin rites.
The work of revising the psalter, already happily begun, is
to be finished as soon as possible, and is to take
into account the style of Christian Latin, the liturgical use
of psalms, also when sung, and the entire tradition of the Latin
101. 101. 1.
In accordance with the centuries-old tradition of the Latin
rite, the Latin language is to be retained by clerics in
the divine office. But in individual cases the ordinary
has the power of granting the use of a vernacular translation
to those clerics for whom the use of Latin constitutes a grave
obstacle to their praying the office properly. The vernacular
version, however, must be one that is drawn up according to
the provision of Art. 36.
In the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high
esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument which adds
a wonderful splendor to the Church's ceremonies and powerfully
lifts up man's mind to God and to higher things.
The following are the
prayers of Holy Mother Church from time immemorial — always prayed in
Latin. Latin is the patrimony that the Catholic Church has left Her
children so that no matter where they are, they are praying with the
Church and in the sacred language of the Church. If you are a sincere
Catholic, you will know, you will learn, these prayers and pray them
as the Saints prayed them, as your grandparents prayed them, as all
your forbears going back 2000 years prayed them.
You can save them on your computer or
on your mobile devices.
download any file, right-click on the prayer above
that says, “Listen to this Audio File” and choose: “Save Link
As ...” in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox or “Save Target
as ...” in Microsoft Edge, and save it to your desktop.
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yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My Name.”
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