Recite The Te Deum Before You Go To Bed Tonight


Today is the last day of the year. Be sure to recite the Te Deum before you go to bed, to give thanks to God for a prosperous year.

God bless.


And here it is in Latin and English.

Happy New Year


But what, if in true intellectual honesty, a prosperous year has not been the case?


Oh, come on. There’s always at least one good thing every year. :smiley:


Today, 31 December, you can gain a plenary indulgence by reciting the Te Deum. A plenary indulgence is gained for reciting the Te Deum on the last day of the year. On other days of the year, the indulgence is partial. You can recite it in Latin or the vernacular.

Tomorrow, 1 January, you can gain a plenary indulgence by reciting the prayer Veni, Creator Spiritus. On other days, the indulgence is partial.


Thank you! I forgot to mention that. :thumbsup:




Let’s try being positive for a New Year. God bless.


Thanks so much! Will do!


Bookmarking this thread as a reminder.


Wow! That was nice. Yeah, I already recited it thanks to this thread!



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TE DEUM laudamus: te Dominum confitemur.
O GOD, we praise Thee: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.

Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur.
Everlasting Father, all the earth doth worship Thee.

Tibi omnes Angeli; tibi Caeli et universae Potestates;
To Thee all the Angels, the Heavens and all the Powers,

Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant:
all the Cherubim and Seraphim, unceasingly proclaim:

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!

Pleni sunt caeli et terra maiestatis gloriae tuae.
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.

Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus,
The glorious choir of the Apostles,

Te Prophetarum laudabilis numerus,
the wonderful company of Prophets,

Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus.
the white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.

Te per orbem terrarum sancta confitetur Ecclesia,
Holy Church throughout the world doth acknowledge Thee:

Patrem immensae maiestatis:
the Father of infinite Majesty;

Venerandum tuum verum et unicum Filium;
Thy adorable, true and only Son;

Sanctum quoque Paraclitum Spiritum.
and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

Tu Rex gloriae, Christe.
O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!

Tu Patris sempiternus es Filius.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.

Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem, non horruisti Virginis uterum.
Thou, having taken it upon Thyself to deliver man, didst not disdain the Virgin’s womb.

Tu, devicto mortis aculeo, aperuisti credentibus regna caelorum.
Thou overcame the sting of death and hast opened to believers the Kingdom of

Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes, in gloria Patris.
Thou sitest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.

Iudex crederis esse venturus.
We believe that Thou shalt come to be our Judge.

Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni: quos pretioso sanguine redemisti.
We beseech Thee, therefore, to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.

Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis in gloria numerari.
Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.


** …And this one before you go to bed on January 1, 2014! :slight_smile:


Blessings for the Solemnity of the Mother of God and Happy New Year!


Veni, creator, Spiritus,
Mentes tuorum visita,
Imple superna gratia
Quae tu creasti pectora.

Qui diceris Paraclitus,
Altissimi donum Dei.
Fons vivus, ignis, caritas
Et spiritalis unctio.

Tu septiformis munere,
Digitus paternae dexterae.
Tu rite promissum Patris,
Sermone ditans guttura.

Accende lumen sensibus
Infunde amorem cordibus,
Infirma nostri corporis
Virtute firmans perpeti.

Hostem repellas longius
Pacemque dones protinus;
Ductore sic te praevio
Vitemus omne noxium.

Per te sciamus da Patrem,
Noscamus atque Filium;
Teque utriusque Spiritum
Credamus omni tempore.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
Et Filio, qui a mortuis
Surrexit, ac Paraclito
In saeculorum saecula. Amen.

Various English translations here:

Viens, Esprit Créateur,
visite l’âme de tes fidèles,
emplis de la grâce d’En-Haut
les cœurs que tu as créés.

Toi qu’on nomme le Consolateur,
Le don du Dieu très-Haut,
La source vivante, le Feu, la Charité,
L’Onction spirituelle.

Tu es l’Esprit aux sept dons,
le doigt de la main du Père,
Son authentique promesse,
Celui qui enrichit toute prière.

Fais briller en nous ta lumière,
Répands l’amour dans nos coeurs,
Soutiens la faiblesse de nos corps
Par ton éternelle vigueur !

Repousse au loin l’Ennemi,
Donne-nous la paix qui dure ;
Que sous ta prévenante conduite,
nous évitions tout mal et toute erreur.

Fais-nous connaître le Père,
révèle-nous le Fils,
et toi, leur commun Esprit,
fais-nous toujours croire en toi.

Gloire soit à Dieu le Père,
au Fils ressuscité des morts,
à l’Esprit Saint Consolateur,
maintenant et dans tous les siècles. Amen.



:signofcross: me too - now … thanks for the reminder - :wink:

Thankful :heart: for all I received last year … :amen:

May the Blessings of Christ be upon you and yours in the coming year - our Lord is Good - :crossrc:


My dear Marie5890,

I think it is good to be honest with ourselves and others. There are a lot of people for whom 2013 was a difficult year and they do not need to pretend to be happy and over joy. I am one of them.

The past two years have been the most difficult in my life. I think they do win the title. And, the two years previous to them were seriously challenging and finally culminated in a most difficult situation that left me suffering physically and emotionally. In consequence these past years have not been so prosperous.

I think inner peace is better than ‘happiness’. I am at peace with what I have suffered and I certainly hope it is over and better days are ahead. I recently read about how God has us in His hands and is molding us like clay. I like that image. In these difficult times I learned how little I am, many of my limitations and have died more to myself and as a consequence have allowed Christ to live more in me.

I am glad that I suffered so much in 2013, it has actually been a great blessing. If I had not suffered so much, I don’t know how I would have come to die to myself as much as I have. I am freer from attachments to the world and closer to Our Lord.

I welcomed the New Year on my knees, thanking Our Blessed Mother Mary for her intercessions, for allowing me to sense her love and presence in my life and for taking me to her son. I thanked Our Lord Jesus for molding me and asked that if it is to continue to give me the strength that I need to endure. We don’t really need to ask for fortitude. There is a Dominican saying that comes to mind: Dios aprieta pero no ahorca (God squeezes but He does not choke).

Sorry about the long post. What I am trying to say is that it’s okay to be honest and to not pretend to be happy. Economically 2013 was not great for you but finances is not all that we can be thankful for and peace with God is superior to happiness - in my book.

It’s a cold winter night and there thousands of people out there that are homeless. There are millions who went to sleep hungry in the world. So much is going on the in the world and I need to be thankful that I am not in a war zone right now, I have shelter, heat, electricity, food, my health is better, etc…, etc…, and I am thankful for being Catholic - what a great blessing! There are so many things to be thankful for…

You are in my humble prayers and I hope 2014 is a fruitful year for you.

Please pray for me,



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