Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day

Hey y'all,

I apologize for my mini-blogging hiatus - I took anther 600 mile trip (I seriously need to stop making a habit of this...) and....I have taken on a new role.

I can't reveal it just yet, but I'll give you a hint: it has something to do with the #RebelliousWriting movement.

Which I'm sure that my daddy would be very proud of :).

I've always looked up to my father. Our relationship has had it's bumps, but I wouldn't trade my daddy for anybody else's.

I wish Father's Day was celebrated more in depth. While mothers have a very important role, so do fathers. Not enough people recognize the father's contribution to the family.

This holiday should recognize:

The fathers that patiently work hard to provide for their families.

The fathers that set good examples for their sons.

The fathers that protect and support their daughters. 

The fathers that lovingly touch, bop, and kiss their children

The fathers that beam as little ones talk to them

The fathers that paitiently stay in the back of the church with their squawking baby

The fathers that lovingly correct their children. 

The fathers that encourage their children to follow their vocations.

Because while fathers may not seem to have as big of a role of raising their children, their role is irreplaceable.

And we Catholics should also recognize our priests during this holiday as well. They are not called "Father" for any idle reason. They have a lot of the same qualities as a natural father; quite sharper, if I may say so.

Saint Joseph, please pray for our fathers and guide them in their vocation of fatherhood.

Old-fashionably yours,

Farm Lassie

Sunday, June 4, 2017

How to Say the Rosary in Latin (Part 2)

Hey y'all!

Second Latin lesson! This time, I'll do the Apostle's Creed, The Fatima Prayer and the Hail Holy Queen.

Disclaimer: These prayers (with the exception of The Fatima Prayer, which has several Latin translations) were taken and checked by multiple sources. The bulk of the prayers in this series can be found on this website: http://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/b012rpLatin_Rosary.htm

Here's how it will 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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Symbolum Apostolorum (Apostle's Creed)

Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae; et in Iesum Christum,
Filium eius unicum, Dominium nostrum; qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto,
natus ex Maria Virgine; passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et septultus;
descendit ad infernos; tertia die resurrexit a mortuis; ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis; inde venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos.
Credo in Spiritum Sanctum; Sanctum Ecclesiam Catholicam; Sanctorum communionem; remissionem peccatorum; carnis resurrectionem; vitam aeternam. Amen.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and buried. He descended into hell, on the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and sits on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.
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Credo in Deum   Patrem    omnipotentem
cray-do in day-oom pah-trem om-nee-poe-ten-tem
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Creatorem      caeli    et terrae
cray-tour-em chay-lee et tear-A
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et in Iesum      Christum,          Filium       eius      unicum,       Dominium   nostrum.
et in yea-zoom christ-oom, fee-lee-oom e-yoos oo-nee-coom do-min-oom no-stroom
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qui   conceptus      est de     Spiritu     Sancto
qwee con-chep-toos est de spear-i-too sanck-to
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natus ex Maria    Virgine,
nah-toos ex Maria veer-gee-neigh
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passus    sub    Pontio     Pilato,   crucifixus,             mortuus,        et sepultus
pass-oos sub pon-tee-o pee-la-to, croo-chi-fix-oos, mor-too-oos et sep-ool-toos
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descendit ad infernos;    tertia         die            resurrexit    a   mortuis
de-shen-deet ad in-fer-nos, tear-tee-ah dee-A reh-sir-reh-kzeet a more-too-ees
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ascendit ad   caelos,      sedet ad     dexteram       Dei    Patris        omnipotentis
ah-shen-deet ad chay-los, seh-det ad dex-tear-ahm day-ee pah-trees om-nee-poe-ten-tem
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inde      venturus     est       judicare       vivos     et      mortuos.
in-dee ven-too-ruse est you-dee-car-eh vee-vos et more-too-os
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Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, Sanctam Ecclesiam Catholicam
cray-do in spear-ee-toom sanck-toom, sanck-tahm ek-lay-see-ahm cath-o-lee-cahm
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Sanctorum          communionem,           remissionem          peccatorum
sanck-tour-oom co-moon-ee-own-em reh-miss-ee-oo-nem peck-a-tour-oom
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carnis          ressurectionem,        vitam      aeternam. Amen
car-niece reh-sir-reck-see-oh-nem vee-tahm A-tear-nam. Amen.
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Oratio Fatima (Fatima Prayer)

O mi Jesu, dimitte nobis, peccata nostra. Libera nos ab ignibus inferni. Perduc omnes animas in caelum, praesertim maxime indigentes.

Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
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O mi Jesu,        dimitte        nobis,   peccata   nostra
oh mi yea-soo, dee-meet-teh no-bees pe-ka-ta no-strah
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Libera nos ab ignibus inferni
lee-bear-ah nos ab ig-nee-boose in-fer-nee
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Perduc omnes animas in caelum
pear-duke om-ness ah-nee-mass in chay-loom
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praesertim maxime indigentes
pray-sir-tim max-ee-me in-dee-jen-tes
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Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen)

Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae, vita dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae. 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 exsilum ostende. O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria!

V. Ora pro nobis Sancta Dei Genitrix
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, our hope! To thee we cry, oh banished children of Eve. To thee we send up our sighs, mournings and weepings in this vale of tales. Turn then, oh gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after our exile, show onto us, the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Oh clement, oh loving, oh sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Pray for us, oh Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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Salve Regina,   Mater        misericordiae
Sal-veh Regina, mah-tear mi-ser-i-core-dee-A
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vita     dulcedo,     et spes   nostra   salve
vee-tah dool-che-do et spes no-strah sal-veh
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Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae.
Ad te clah-mah-moose ex-so-less fee-lee-ee Ev-A
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Ad te     suspiramus,         gementes et flentes
Ad te seu-spear-a-moose ge-men-tes et flen-tes
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   in  hac    lacrimarum   valle. 
in hahck la-crim-a-room val-le
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Eia ergo advocata nostra,
eh-yah err-go ad-vo-cat-ah no-strah
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    illos    tuos      misericordes        oculos,      ad nos converte.
eel-los too-os mee-ser-ee-cor-des ock-oo-los ad nos con-ver-te
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Et Jesum,           benedictum            fructum        ventris    tui
et yea-soom be-neigh-deeck-toom froock-toom ven-trees too-ee
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nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
no-bees post hoeck ex-seal-ee-oom o-sten-de
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O clemens,      O pia,          O dulcis    Virgo Maria!
oh cleh-mens, oh pee-ah, oh dool-chis veer-go Maria
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There! Now you know most of the basic prayers. In the next post, I'll include the Rosary Meditation Prayer, the Memorare, and the Prayer of St. Michael, which are technically extra prayers that many people add to their rosaries. 

Old-fashionably yours, 

Farm Lassie