Let’s Learn Latin: The Hail Mary
Have you memorized the Our Father yet? If you have good! If you haven’t, then check out the first lesson in this series.
The Hail Mary is undoubtedly one of the most powerful prayers that we Catholics have at our disposal. Many saints have taught that Satan hates the Hail Mary, which is part of the reason why he hates the Rosary. Additionally, since Latin is the language of the Church, Satan hates prayers when spoken in Latin. So what happens when you combine the awesome power of the Hail Mary with that of Latin? Boom! An instant weapon against Satan and his ilk.
As I did last time, I’ll give you the prayer below, and we’ll memorize this together. If you know the Hail Mary, I ask that you consider sharing and encourage your fellow Catholics to join in on learning this excellent prayer.
Without further ado:
Áve María, grátia pléna,
Benedícta tu in muliéribus,
et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus
Sáncta María, Máter Déi,
óra pro nóbis peccatóribus,
nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae.
As I said in the last post, we Catholics should know our prayers and responses in Latin. If we expect our priests to start learning and offering the Traditional Latin Mass, we should also do our part. Priests mostly have to learn a brand new Mass when going from the Novus Ordo to the Traditional Latin Mass. The least we can do is be knowledgeable with our responses so that we can assist in the way that we laity can.
Thank you for joining me in this second lesson, and look for future lessons where we will continue to expand our knowledge and dive further into the prayers of our faith.
Let’s Learn Latin: The Glory Be is the next lesson.