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The Pater Noster | Our Father in Latin

The Latin Version of the Our Father


Pater Noster is the Latin phrase meaning "Our Father" and is the first two words of a well-known prayer called the Our Father Prayer. Many Catholics refer to the Our Father as the Pater Noster (or, sometimes, paternoster) because they are used to praying in Latin. Many Catholic Christians pray in Latin because it is the official language of the Catholic Church, although there is no requirement to speak it in Latin; God hears your request in any language. Even though Jesus taught this prayer to his disciples in Aramaic, the Latin version has been prayed by billions of Christians.

Jesus blessing 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.


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