Catholic Prayers in English and Latin

There are classic, hallowed prayers that every Catholic should know. Many Catholics learned these as children and use them daily today. They are holy, time-tested, and have been prayed by billions of Christians throughout history, and are now available online for free. We provide these prayers in English as well as Latin, since Latin is the official language of the Western Church and many people learned them originally in Latin.

The Sign of the Cross (Signum Crucis)

English and Latin Now Here: The Sign of the Cross

Our Father (Lord's Prayer, Pater Noster)

English Now Here: Our Father Prayer

Latin Now Here: Pater Noster (Our Father in Latin)

The Hail Mary (Ave Maria)

English: Hail Mary Prayer

Latin: Ave Maria

The Glory Be

English: Glory Be

Latin: Gloria Patri

The Apostles' Creed

English: Apostles' Creed

Latin: Symbolum Apostolorum

Act of Contrition

English: Act of Contrition

Latin: Actus Contritionis


English: Memorare

Latin: Memorare in Latin

Act of Hope

English: Act of Hope

Latin: Actus Spei

Act of Love


Act of Love


Domine Deus, amo te super omnia et proximum meum propter te, quia tu es summum, infinitum, et perfectissimum bonum, omni dilectione dignum. In hac caritate vivere et mori statuo. Amen.

Queen of Heaven (Regina Caeli)


Queen of Heaven rejoice, Alleluia; The Son whom you merited to bear, Alleluia, has risen as He said, Alleluia. Pray for us to God, Alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia, For the Lord is truly Risen, Alleluia.


Regina caeli laetare, Alleluia; Quia quem meruisti portare, Alleluia; Resurrexit sicut dixit, Allelluia; Ora pro nobis Deum, Alleluia. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia, Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel


Saint Michael Prayer


Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute, in infernum detrude. Amen.

Angel of God (Guardian Angel Prayer)


Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.


Angele Dei, qui custos es mei, me, tibi commissum pietate superna, illumina, custodi, rege et gubrna. Amen.

Blessing Before Meals


Bless us O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen


Benedic Domine, nos et haec tua dona quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi per Christum Dominum Nostrum. Amen.

Blessing After Meals


We give Thee thanks for all Thy benefits, O Almighty God, Who livest and reignest forever. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Agimus tibi gratias, omnipotens Deus, pro universis beneficiis tuis, qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.

The Divine Praises


Blessed be God.

Blessed be His Holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.

Blessed be the Name of Jesus.

Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of Christ, Mary most Holy.

Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.


Benedictus Deus.

Benedictum Nomen Sanctum eius.

Benedictus Iesus Christus, verus Deus et verus homo.

Benedictum Nomen Iesu.

Benedictum Cor eius sacratissimum.

Benedictus Sanguis eius pretiosissimus.

Benedictus Iesus in sanctissimo altaris Sacramento.

Benedictus Sanctus Spiritus, Paraclitus.

Benedicta excelsa Mater Christi, Maria sanctissima.

Benedicta sancta eius et immaculata Conceptio.

Benedicta eius gloriosa Assumptio.

Benedictum nomen Mariae, Virginis et Matris.

Benedictus sanctus Ioseph, eius castissimus Sponsus.

Benedictus Deus in Angelis suis, et in Sanctis suis.


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Last updated 07-16-2016