If you’ve been following along in the Let’s Learn Latin series, then you should be able to say both the Our Father and the Hail Mary in Latin. If not, no worries, go back and keep practicing, this article will be waiting for you. Or you can join along anyways, it’s entirely up to you.
The Glory Be is quite possibly one of the easiest prayers to learn, as it is one of the shortest. It is also used frequently within the Traditional Latin Mass, so if you attend the TLM regularly, then you should be more familiar with it.
What is exciting about our current progress is we can soon recite the Rosary in Latin. There are still a handful of prayers that we must learn, but we are getting very close. Soon we will be able to cause the Devil and his minions even more anguish by reciting our daily Rosary in Latin. Please, don’t hesitate to encourage your friends to learn these prayers as well.
Here is the Glory Be:
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper,
et in saecula saeculorum.
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 third lesson, and look for future lessons where we will continue to expand our knowledge and dive further into the prayers of our faith.