What Is More Important

“The fact is that we are far removed from our own real self, and we have little desire to confront that self. Instead, we run from any encounter with our real self, choosing aimless trifles over the truth. Then we try to convince ourselves that we’d be more than glad to live the spiritual life…

May the souls of the faithful departed

This prayer is recited after meals, and at other times. It is a prayer for the holy souls in purgatory. It is a great act of kindness to pray for their relief. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in…

Edúces me de láqueo, quem abscondérunt mihi

Edúces me de láqueo, quem abscondérunt mihi,* quóniam tu es fortitúdo mea. You shall lead me out from the pit, which they hid for me, * for you are my strength. Edúces = you shall lead me. This is in the future tense. educo,educere,eduxi,eductus, to lead out; draw up. As a third conjugation verb, the…

Psalm 42

As the Traditional Latin Mass begins, the priest recites psalm 42 (“Judge me, O God”) alternatively with the servers. Here is our Memrise course to teach you the Latin of psalm 42. It is divided into ten simple lessons. This is a beginner-level course, and can be completed by anyone, even with no prior training…

Glory to God in the Highest

Learn the Gloria in Latin. You can learn it with flashcards on Memrise. To keep things manageable, we have divided this course into twenty small sections, including nine vocabulary sections and eleven explanatory slides. Persistence pays off! Click on this link to begin learning the Gloria. Or, use our study sheet. Click the image to download…

God, come to my assistance

At the beginning of each hour in the Liturgy of the Hours, we pray: God, come to my assistance. / Lord, make haste to help me. Deus, in adiutorium meum intende. / Domine, ad adiuvandum me festina. Here is our Memrise course which will help you learn all of these words in Latin. Pray with…

St. Germaine Cousin

St. Germaine was born in 1579 and died in 1601 in Pibrac, France. Her feast day is June 15. While out in the fields, she took in the beauty of the natural world and found the God who loved her dearly. Germaine would pray the rosary regularly. She attended Mass daily, never allowing anything –…