The Pater Noster | Our Father in Latin

The Latin Version of the Our Father

Pater Noster is the Latin phrase meaning "Our Father" and is the first two words of a well-known prayer called the Our Father. Many Catholics refer to this prayer as the Pater Noster (or, sometimes, paternoster) because they are used to praying in Latin. Many Catholic Christians pray in Latin because it is the official, common language of the Catholic Church, although there is no requirement to speak in Latin. Obviously, God hears your request in any language. Even though Jesus taught this prayer to his disciples in Aramaic, the Latin version has been prayed by billions of Christians throughout history.

Jesus blessing

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.


Updated 08-10-2018