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Pater, Ave, Gloria!

From the Golden Rose Latin Series, for other Latin Roses, check back here

Faith FormationPater, Ave, Gloria!
ObjectiveTo learn the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be in Latin
SeedtimeVariable, approx. 10 minutes-1 hour reading/watching video
FeedtimeApprox. 1 hour – average 20 minutes study and practice per prayer
DirectiveLearn and practice the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be in Latin until you know them off by heart. the
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For this rose there are no fixed seeds. There are videos and resources given below as suggestions of things that may help you learn. To undertake this rose, your grasp of the above prayers in Latin needs to be such that you consider the effort of learning beneficial (you may or may not be starting from scratch). It is completed when you manage to say the Croatian Peace Chaplet in Latin without reading those three prayers. Details for the chaplet are given at the end of the post.

Suggested Resources:

The Text of the Prayers:

Pater noster qui es in coelis,
sanctificetur nomen tuum;
adveniat regnum tuum,
fiat voluntas tua,
sicut in coelo 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.

Áve María, grátia pléna,
Dóminus técum.
Benedícta tu in muliéribus,
et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus
Sáncta María, Máter Déi,
óra pro nóbis peccatóribus,
nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae.


Gloria Patri, et Filio,
et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio,

et nunc, et semper,
et in saecula saeculorum.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.


I really like the diction in this video. I’m not sure if he’s right about the H thing (at the end) being that universal – maybe he is though! Different areas vary quite significantly in pronunciation of ecclesiastical Latin – so it’s not as universal as doing as the present day Romans do. Nevertheless, it’s a good clear and simple video for imitation. No ‘Glory be’ in it, unfortunately.

If singing helps to get them into your head:

Tutorials with Taylor Marshall, I find these a bit unnecessarily long for the purpose at hand but if you want more explanations they may help:

Croatian Peace Chaplet

This prayer will be familiar with those of you who are Medjugorje devotees. It’s chosen here simply because it makes good practical sense for the task at hand. It consists of the Apostle’s Creed (which for the exercise you can either read in Latin or pray in English as it doesn’t have to be learned), followed by saying the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be seven times each. If I said pray a Rosary the task would be longer than necessary and you’d practice the Hail Mary ten times more than any other prayer so this seems just about right. The aim of the game here is to be able to pray through those seven sets of three prayers without getting fundamentally stuck or having to read them. When you can do that, the rose is complete!

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