Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How to Say the Rosary in Latin (Part 1)

Hey y'all,

Pentecost is very fastly approaching! I can't believe, it seems that Easter was just a short while ago.....

One of the most visible gifts that the Holy Ghost gave to the 11 apostles was the gift of tongues. They could understand and converse in several different languages, including the old Latin which is still spoken in our Extraordinary Form Masses.

As a kid, I had a lot of difficulty understanding the Latin - consquently I'm afraid I developed a hearty dislike of the Latin Rite. I was attending English liturgy more often anyway, so what did it bother?

Until my dad decided to stop attending the local Norvus Ordo church and drag us to attend a TLM (which was an hour from my house) every Sunday when I was around twelve.

Needless to say, I learned to deal with it. As time went on, I grew to gradually love the TLM, and now I prefer it more than anything.

That being said, my understanding of the Latin was next to nothing - until around four years ago.

You see, my BFF/unbiological sister's family decided some time ago to pray the Rosary in Latin (I think it was to help the boys with their Latin prayers for serving, if I remember correctly).

I didn't even know that was possible!

Naturally, they taught me how to say it and I've been saying my daily Rosary in Latin for about a year or so now.  

Over the past couple of years of doing that, I suddenly noticed that I could understand a lot more of the liturgy without looking at a Missal. I'm still only able to pick out individual words, though I am getting some phrases down.

So, for this Pentecost, I will pass on my knowledge and hope it gives you the same graces (and more!) that it gave me!


Disclaimer: These prayers were taken and checked by multiple sources. The bulk of the prayers in this series came from this website: http://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/b012rpLatin_Rosary.htm

So, in a Rosary, there are 7-9 different prayers that people say: Apostles Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Hail Holy Queen, Rosary Meditation Prayer, The Memorare, Prayer to St. Michael, Prayers for the Pope (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be).

Obviously, that's a lot. Even I had to learn gradually, so I'll do the same here for you.

For this first part, I'll put up the Latin tutorials for the Sign of the Cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be. In the second part, I'll put up the Apostles Creed, the Fatima Prayer and the Hail Holy Queen. In the third part, I'll put up the Rosary Mediation Prayer, the Memorare and the Prayer to St. Michael. In the fourth part, I'll include all of the Mystery titles and the Prayers for the Intentions to the Holy Father and some other Intention titles.

Here is how it's going to work: I'll put the text of the whole prayer in Latin first, followed by the full English translation. Then, each prayer will be broken down by line. I'll give the Latin first in colored text, then the pronunciation below it in colored italics.

So let's get started!

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Signum Crucis (Sign of the Cross)

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 
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In     nomine         Patris,    et    Filii,   et    Spiritus       Sancti.     Amen 
In no-mi-neigh pah-trees, et feel-e-e, et spear-i-toos sahnk-tee. Amen.
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Pater Noster (Our Father)

Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificatur nomen tuum. 
Adveniat regnem tuum, fiat voluntas tua, sicut caelo et in terra. 
Panen nostram 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. 

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. 
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen. 

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    Pater      noster,     qui  es  in   caelis,         sanctificatur              nomen    tuum.
  pah-tear no-stare, qwee ess in chay-lese, sahnk-ti-fee-chay-tour no-men too-oom
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     Adveniat        regnem     tuum,      fiat       voluntas      tua,    sicut      caelo    et in  terra
(ahd-ven-ee-aht rayg-nem too-oom, fee-aht vo-loon-tas too-a, see-coot chay-lo et in tear-ah
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  Panem     nostram           quotidianum      da    nobis    hodie
Pah-nem no-strahm quo-tee-dee-ah-noom da no-bese hoe-di-a
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et      dimitte     nobis      debita     nostra
et dee-meet-te no-bese de-bit-ah no-strah
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   sicut  et nos             dimittimus                debitoribus         nostris
see-coot et nos   dee-meet-tee-moose de-bee-tour-ee-boose no-strees
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et ne nos       inducas     in       tentationem
et neigh nos in-doo-kahs   in   ten-tah-si-o-nem
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sed  libera     nos   a   malo. Amen. 
sed lee-bear-a nos ah mah-lo. Amen. 
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Ave Maria (Hail Mary)

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. 
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesu. 
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, 
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen. 

Hail Mary. full of grace, the Lord is with thee. 
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners 
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
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Ave  Maria,    gratia      plena,       Dominus       tecum
ah-veh Maria, grah-si-ah pleh-na, Do-me-noose teh-coom
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Benedicta    tu  in    mulieribus,
beh-neigh-deeck-ta too in moo-lee-err-ee-boose,
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et      benedictus            fructus        ventris       tui       Jesu.
et beh-neigh-deeck-toose froock-toose ven-treese too-ee, yea-seuss
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Sancta    Maria,  Mater   Dei,    ora pro  nobis        peccatoribus
sahnck-ta Maria, mah-tear day-ee, o-ra pro no-bese peck-ka-tour-ee-boose
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  nunc  et in  hora      mortis     nostrae. Amen
noonck et in hoe-ra mor-teese no-stray. Amen
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Gloria Patri (Glory Be)

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto,
sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
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Gloria   Patri  et   Filio         et    Spiritui        Sancto
gloria pah-tri et feel-ee-oh et spear-ee-too-ee sahnck-toe
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  sicut      erat   in      principio,      et nunc    et semper
see-coot err-aht in prin-chi-pee-o, et noonck et sem-per
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et in saecula      saeculorum.      Amen
et in say-cue-la say-cue-lor-oom. Amen.
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Whew.....

I think that's enough Latin lessons for today. I'll be back soon with more Latin rosary prayers! 

Old-fashionably yours, 

Farm Lassie

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