Tag Archives: Latin

Phrases and Shapes in Two Languages: Hail Mary, Ave Maria

The other night, I got to praying/playing around with the Hail Mary in both English and Latin, and found some interesting differences in shape. Here’s the traditional text, as every English-speaking Catholic child learns it: Hail Mary, full of grace, … Continue reading

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Triduum Moments

A few high points from our Triduum services this year: – I got to hear Eucharistic Prayer 1 for the first time in the new translation! (Well, half of it: the other half was in Spanish.) I liked it; it … Continue reading

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Hodie Christus Natus Est

Hodie Christus natus est; Hodie salvator apparuit. Hodie in terra canunt angeli, laetantur archangeli, Hodie exultant justi, dicentes Gloria in excelsis Deo, Alleluia! Alleluia, Alleluia! Today Christ is born; Today salvation appears. Today on earth angels sing, archangels rejoice, Today … Continue reading

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