The “Salve Regina” / “Hail Holy Queen” prayer was originally composed in Latin during the Middle Ages. This liturgical chant has been sung in monasteries for over 1,000 years! To this day, the Mother of Jesus, who is also our Mother, is called for her intercession with this prayer.
The name of the chant is taken from the first words of the Latin version.Read More »
The “Regina Cæli” or “Regina Cœli” / “Queen of Heaven” prayer invites us to call the Mother of God, Mary, for her intercession, and to rejoice with her over the resurrection of her son Jesus. The name of the prayer is taken from the first words of the Latin version.Read More »
The “Angelus” prayer is one of the main Catholic devotions, prayed three times a day. Around the globe, the Angelus bell is being ringed at 6.00 am, noon, and 6.00 pm by the Catholic churches to remind everyone to participate in the world wide praying of the Angelus.
The devotion commemorates the mystery of the incarnation of God; it is also a shortened confession of faith. Its name is derived from the first words of the prayer in Latin (“Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ”).Read More »
The “Hail Mary” / “Ave Maria” is one of the main prayers of the Catholic Church. With this prayer, the Mother of Jesus, Mary, is being called. Its name is taken from the beginning of the prayer in the English or the Latin version.Read More »
I created a little guide for Catholics celebrating mass abroad – be it on vacation or if you moved to a French-speaking country as an expat.
This tutorial is intended to help you to better follow the order of mass in the foreign language and to familiarize yourself with the prayers in French. It lists all the prayers and replies of the congregation during service.