Friday, October 29, 2010

Catechism of the Day

The Creed

as the head of the family should teach it in all simplicity to his household

The First Article: Of Creation

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.

What does this mean?

I believe that God has made me and all creatures;
that he has given me my body and soul,
eyes, ears, and all my members,
my reason and all my senses,
and still preserves them;
also clothing and shoes,
meat and drink,
house and home, wife and children, fields, cattle,
and all my goods;
that He richly and daily provides me
with all that I need to support this body and life,
that He defends me against all danger,
and guards and protects me from all evil;

and all this purely out of fatherly,
divine goodness and mercy,
without any merit or worthiness in me;
for all which it is my duty to thank and praise,
to serve and obey Him.
This is most certainly true.

Symbolum Apostolicum

quomodo paterfamilias id suae familiae simplicissime tradere debeat

Primus Articulus: De Creatione

Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem,
Creatorem caeli et terrae.

Quae est huius articuli sententia?

Credo, quod Deus creaverit me, una cum omnibus creaturis,
quod corpus et animam,
oculos, aures et omnia membra,
rationem et omnes sensus mihi dederit
et adhuc sustentet;
ad haec, quod vestes et calceos,
cibum ac potum,
domum, uxorem, liberos, agros, iumenta
et omnia bona,
cum omnibus vitae necessariis,
copiose et quotidie largiatur,
me contra omnia pericula protegat
et ab omnibus malis liberet et custodiat;

et haec omnia ex mera sua paterna
ac divina bonitate et misericordia,
sine ullis meis meritis aut ulla dignitate;
pro quibus omnibus illi gratias agere, pleno ore laudem tribuere,
inservire, obsequi merito debeo.
Hoc certissime verum est.

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