The Latin Mottos of the U.S. Armed Forces and their Spiritual Application
No matter where we live, we can all gain something from these mottos. In honor of the heroes who serve to protect the innocent (honored on Armed Forces Day, 3rd Sat of May) and those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and well-being of others, serving their country in the United States Armed Forces…
St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe on Truth & Spiritual Combat
St. Maximilian is just so awesome. The Light of Christ, magnified through the Immaculate (“Magnificat anima mea Dominum”), shines so brilliantly through him: gentle strength, wisdom, courage, Hope, Faith, generosity, peace, & Charity. I also speak of him a bit in this video (and more of the amazing wisdom of the Church that he used…
Transform Each Our Father Into a Prayer Powerhouse by Discovering the Deep Meaning Hidden Within the Lord’s Prayer
After the Mass, the Lord’s Prayer is called by many the perfect prayer. Taught to us by Jesus Himself, this prayer is full of profound hidden meaning. Here I use the Scriptures; ancient languages; and teachings of the Church Fathers, Doctors, and Saints to help you make each Our Father from here on out a…
Sweet Innocent Cuteness Overload : My 7-yr-old Daughter Singing the Ave Maria Gregorian Chant Antiphon
May we all return to such innocence on this Divine Mercy Sunday through the generous mercy of God. Here, my daughter shyly sings the simple Ave Maria Gregorian Chant antiphon at 7-yrs-old. So precious that I wanted to share it with the world. Lyrics in Latin with English translation in parentheses: Ave Maria (Hail Mary),…
The Litany of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus : Litaniæ Sacratissimi Cordis Jesu : A Beautiful Meditation & Prayer of Honor, Love, & Reparation
This Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a beautiful way to pray, give Him homage, make reparation to Him, and meditate on His profound Love. It is pronounced here in Ecclesiastical Latin, and the text is given in both Latin & English. It may also be useful for learning Latin. Easily pause it…
The Chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus : A Beautiful, Powerful, & Brief Means of Growing in Devotion, Stamping Out Evil, & Making Reparation
Though it has been around for a long time, I recently discovered this devotion and have found it to be very beautiful, powerful, & easy to use (since it is brief). The chaplet has 33 small beads, divided into 30 for Christ’s hidden life with Mary and Joseph, and 3 for His public life preaching,…
Conversational Ecclesiastical Latin (School Setting) : The Adventures of Marcus, Vol I
I hope you find this a fun and helpful way for all ages to learn some conversational Ecclesiastical Latin. It also contains some traditional spiritual gems. God bless & oremus pro invicem!
The Divine Praises in Latin : Great Prayer of Reparation in the Original, Official, & Universal Form
Here I pray the Divine Praises (Laudes Divinae) in Latin: the original, official, & universal form, slowly with space between for you to repeat, pray, and practice pronunciation. This is a great way to make reparation for sin & blasphemy, pray, love God (practice charity), and learn / practice Ecclesiastical Latin.
What is Religion? : Life Lessons from Latin
Etymologies & Ecclesiastical Latin gems from Scripture & the Doctors of the Church to help us understand what religion truly is from multiple angles. Practical wisdom for life. Oremus pro invicem.
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“Fac mecum sicut scis et vis, scio enim quod Amator sis.”
(Do with me as You know and will; for, I know what a Lover You are.)
– St. Augustine of Hippo –