English Translation by Stephen Snyder, 2021. Image: Close-up section of “Christ on the Cross,” an altarpiece by Matthias Grunewald, c. 1512-1515.
In this installment of Treasures of the Faith, I would like to continue looking at our Latin maxims, focusing this time on the ancient phrase adopted for centuries by the Church, “Memento mori.” Perspective Vividly I recall the day when a demon showed himself in possession of someone close to me. We were Religious and seminarians […]
I am being asked for help in learning and pronouncing the prayers of the universal Church in Latin, the universal language of the Church, particularly the prayers contained within the Rosary… so here is the next installment. Being such a lengthy prayer in comparison with the others, I didn’t go quite as slowly, but I […]
Here I pronounce these prayers slowly, then very slowly, line by line, so you can repeat and practice them. They are said at the end of each decade of the Rosary.
Oratio ad Sanctum Michaël (Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel) : The History & Power of the Prayer and How to Pray It in English & Latin
The history and power of the St. Michael prayer is fascinating and unique. After celebrating Mass on October 13th, 1884, Pope Leo XIII seemed to go into an ecstasy at the foot of the altar (seen by the cardinals present to appear as though in a coma). When he came out of that state, he […]
It’s easy for Lent to come and go without producing much fruit. Especially if we don’t make a plan, we can get lost in our day-to-day activities, and it can pass before we realize that we’ve missed an important opportunity to grow closer to Christ. I propose the following few points for our consideration in […]
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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 –