Prayers in Latin

Hi everyone,

I’m sure this topic has been discussed, but I was wondering if anyone had any good resources on prayers in Latin. This might be in the wrong forum, but anyway I appericate the help.


Try here or here.


There are many good written sources for Latin prayers, but I was wondering if anybody knew of any that had an audio feature with it?


Like Gregorian chant?

Or just prayers?

Either way I dont think there are many.

If you are really desperate…you can LimeWire (an online downloading tool) some of these prayers for their gregorian chant counterparts…and youll get a few.

I’ve found Gregorian chant, but I’ve not been able to find any prayers.

What kind of prayers are you looking for? The Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Apostles Creed, etc. are readily available in Latin. The Psalms etc. of the pre-V II breviary ought to be readily available.

I’m pretty traditional myself and readily admit to cleaning house while chanting or singing sacred motets in Latin along with the CD player but I grew up before Vatican II and unless we were in Church, private prayer was in the vernacular just as it is today.

Loyola Press publisher of the Christ Our Life RE series has a new family prayerbook that includes the traditional prayers in both Latin and English, excellent, good way to start learning at home

I have all (or most) of the prayers that I want in Latin, I’m just not sure on my pronunciation, seeing as I’m teaching myself Latin. I’ll just have to take a better look at the pronunciation guides.:smiley: I thought that maybe there was an easier way :stuck_out_tongue:

In the back of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are Latin prayers as well as the translations. Strangely enough, I think it’s missing the Our Father, as I can never find it…anyone else have this problem?

Pater noster, qui es in caelis,
sanctificetur nomen tuum.
Adveniat regnum tuum.
Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo 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.

OK, here’s the Our Father in Latin.
With a few modifications, if you wish, you can sing this to pretty much the same tune you sing the Our Father in English.

They sing the Our Father in English?

Just tried it three times…and I think I have mortally wounded my cat’s ears.

It doesnt seem to work for me, at least not to the tune of the Pater Noster in Latin.

Any recordings I could listen to?

Their website is not terribly easy to navigate but here is a link to a website which has the Rosary in Latin.

To get the rosary in mp3 files, you’ll want to click on the Podcast button over on the left on the website.

Their pronunciation by a man and a woman is wonderful (to these untrained ears) but the man speaks a little too fast.

The Our Father is in a different section of the compendium.

The Vatican has the entire compendium online, including all the main prayers in Latin:

I looked and looked for recordings in English to no avail. But, yes, we sing (more technically chant) the Our Father to basically the same tune as is used for the Latin plainsong Pater Noster. Obviously, there are some skipped notes since Our Father is three sylables and Pater Noster is four.

Is it note for note? No. But the basic structure remains similar to this:

With this one, after you have the prayers down, you can pray along. They change the mysteries often.

The next one is how I learned to pronouce the words.
You can choose the slow option, which allows you to say the word after the speaker. You can also choose the fast option when you think you are ready.

These are only the “neccessary prayers”, though.

If you want to hear them (in Quicktime), go here.:thumbsup:

You’d be right about that. Two such references can be found here [post=1691949]LATIN: Language Study Resources PRAY[/post] and here [post=1751341]LATIN: Language Study Resources Pray Some More[/post]


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