Pray the Rosary in the ancient language of Latin with Fr. Matthew Schuster, associate pastor at St. John Cantius (Chicago, IL), on Hallow.
I take refuge, then, in prayer, and turn to Mary, and our Lord always triumphs.St. Therese of Lisieux
What is the Latin Rosary?
Tradition holds that Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1221 and revealed the Rosary to him in the Church’s universal language: Latin. After Mary’s apparition, St. Dominic shared this devotion with others to meditate on the mysteries of Christ’s life. Many also believe that the historical origin of the Rosary lies in the monastic practice of reciting 150 Psalms each week. Today, many believers pray the Rosary in their native tongues, but you can also pray it in its original language.
Why pray the Latin Rosary?
For centuries, millions of faithful people have asked the Blessed Mother to intercede in their lives by praying the Rosary. When we pray the Rosary in Latin, we remind ourselves of this universality of the devotion.
If you’re unfamiliar with Latin, try meditating on the beautiful rhythm of the words as you listen on Hallow.
When should I pray the Latin Rosary?
You can pray the Latin Rosary in the morning, mid-day, evening, or night before falling asleep. If you’re unfamiliar with Latin, you might find that the new words and sounds help you meditate on the mysteries or draw your focus to a particular part of the devotion.
How to Pray: Latin Rosary
While praying the Latin Rosary with Hallow, follow the Latin and English translations from the Thesaurus Precum Latinarum below.
Signum Crucis (Sign of the Cross)
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Credo (The Creed)
Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad inferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis, ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis, inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis resurrectionem, vitam aeternam. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Pater Noster (Our Father)
Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Ave Maria (Hail Mary)
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.
Gloria (Glory Be)
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Oratio Fatimae (Fatima Prayer)
Oh mi Jesu, dimitte nobis debita nostra, libera nos ab igne inferni, conduc in caelum omnes animas, praesertim illas quae maxime indigent misericordia tua.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen)
Salve Regina, mater misericordiae, vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae. Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria. Amen.
V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us. And after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus (Let us pray):
Deus, cuius Unigenitus per vitam, mortem et resurrectionem suam nobis salutis aeternae praemia comparavit, concede, quaesumus: ut haec mysteria sacratissimo beatae Mariae Virginis Rosario recolentes, et imitemur quod continent, et quod promittunt assequamur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Let us pray: O God, whose Only Begotten Son, by His Life, Death, and Resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
We look forward to praying the Latin Rosary with you on Hallow. You can also pray the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic with Jonathan Roumie, the actor who plays Jesus in The Chosen. Hallow also offers various Chaldean prayers with Fr. Simon Esshaki.
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- How to Pray the Rosary
- How to Pray the Seven Sorrows Rosary
- How to Pray the Lord’s Prayer
- How to Pray the Hail Mary
- How to Pray the St. Thérèse Novena
- How to Pray the Mary, Undoer of Knots Novena
- How to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena
- How to Go to Confession