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Catholic Prayers in English and Latin

Traditional Online Catholic Prayers

There are classic prayers that every Catholic should know. These prayers are holy, tested, and have been prayed by billions of Christians throughout history, and are available online for free. You probably learned these essential prayers in Catholic school, that are a part of regular devotion. We provide these prayers in English and Latin, since Latin is the official language of the Western Church.



The Sign of the Cross (Signum Crucis)

English and Latin
Now Here: The Sign of the Cross

Our Father (Lord's Prayer, Pater Noster)

English
Now Here: Our Father Prayer

Latin
Now Here: Pater Noster (Our Father in Latin)

The Hail Mary (Ave Maria)

English
Now Here: The Hail Mary Prayer

Latin
Now Here: Ave Maria

The Glory Be

English
Now Here: Glory Be

Latin
Now Here: Gloria Patri

The Apostles Creed

English
Now Here: Apostles Creed

Latin
Now Here: Symbolum Apostolorum

Act of Contrition

English
Now Here: Act of Contrition

Latin
Now Here: Actus Contritionis

Memorare

English
Now Here: Memorare

Latin
Now Here: Memorare in Latin

Act of Hope

English
Now Here: Glory Be

Latin
Now Here: Actus Spei

Act of Love

English
Now Here: Act of Love

Latin
Domine Deus,
amo te super omnia
et proximum meum propter te,
quia tu es summum, infinitum,
et perfectissimum bonum,
omni dilectione dignum.
In hac caritate
vivere et mori statuo.
Amen.

Queen of Heaven (Regina Caeli)

English
Queen of Heaven rejoice, Alleluia;
The Son whom you merited to bear, Alleluia,
has risen as He said, Alleluia.
Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia,
For the Lord is truly Risen, Alleluia.

Latin
Regina caeli laetare, Alleluia;
Quia quem meruisti portare, Alleluia;
Resurrexit sicut dixit, Allelluia;
Ora pro nobis Deum, Alleluia.
Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia,
Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

English
Now Here: Saint Michael Prayer

Latin
Sancte Michael Archangele,
defende nos in proelio,
contra nequitiam
et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus,
supplices deprecamur:
tuque,
Princeps militiae caelestis,
Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum
pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute,
in infernum detrude. Amen.

Angel of God (Guardian Angel Prayer)

English
Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.

Latin
Angele Dei,
qui custos es mei,
me, tibi commissum pietate superna,
illumina, custodi,
rege et gubérna.
Amen.

Blessing Before Meals

English
Bless us O Lord,
and these Thy gifts
which we are about to receive from Thy bounty.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen

Latin
Benedic Domine,
nos et haec tua dona
quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi
per Christum Dominum Nostrum. Amen.

Blessing After Meals

English
We give Thee thanks
for all Thy benefits,
O Almighty God,
Who livest and reignest forever.
And may the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen.

Latin
Agimus tibi gratias,
omnipotens Deus,
pro universis beneficiis tuis,
qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum.
Fidelium animae,
per misericordiam Dei,
requiescant in pace. Amen.

The Divine Praises

English
Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man
Blessed be the Name of Jesus
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood
Blessed be Jesus
in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar
Blessed be the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete
Blessed be the great Mother of Christ, Mary most Holy
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption
Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints

Latin
Benedictus Deus. Benedictum Nomen Sanctum eius
Benedictus Iesus Christus, verus Deus et verus homo
Benedictum Nomen Iesu
Benedictum Cor eius sacratissimum
Benedictus Sanguis eius pretiosissimus
Benedictus Iesus
in sanctissimo altaris Sacramento
Benedictus Sanctus Spiritus, Paraclitus
Benedicta excelsa Mater Christi, Maria sanctissima
Benedicta sancta eius et immaculata Conceptio
Benedicta eius gloriosa Assumptio
Benedictum nomen Mariae, Virginis et Matris
Benedictus sanctus Ioseph, eius castissimus Sponsus
Benedictus Deus in Angelis suis, et in Sanctis suis

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