Prayers in Latin II: The Hail Mary

Tonight Traditium continues its series of resource-based articles supporting those wishing to learn the Rosary prayers in the language of the Church with the Hail Mary.

The Hail Mary / Ave Maria

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.

Amen.

Áve María,
grátia pléna,
Dóminus técum.
Benedícta tū in muliéribus,
et benedíctus frúctus
véntris túi, Iésus.

Sáncta María,
Máter Déi,
óra pro nóbis peccatóribus,
nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae.

Ámen.

Audio: The Hail Maria in English from the Boston Catholic Journal:

Audio: Ave Maria in Latin from the Boston Catholic Journal:

Prayers for the Battle

Put ye on the armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take on the armor of God, that ye may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit.

Ephesians 6:11-17

The passage above, from The Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians, seems on the surface to be comparing, in metaphor, aspects of the Christian faith to the various pieces of armor a warrior might wear.  Each item protecting or arming the faithful in the way that a breastplate or sword might.  As metaphor, and as spiritual truth, it is powerful.  However, it also speaks to a later tradition.

It speaks to the Lorica.

Continue reading “Prayers for the Battle”