Friday, November 19, 2010

Catechism of the Day

The Lord's Prayer continued

The Seventh Petition

But deliver us from evil.

What does this mean?

We pray in this petition, as the sum of all,
that our Father in heaven would deliver us from every evil
of body and soul, property and honor, and finally,
when our last hour has come, grant us a blessed end,
and graciously take us from this vale of tears
to Himself in heaven.

Septima Petitio

Sed libera nos a malo.

Quae est huius petitionis sententia?

Oramus hac precatione tamquam in summa,
ut Pater noster caelestis liberet nos ab omnibus malis ac periculis
corporis et animae, bonorum et honorum, et ut tandem,
cum hora mortis venerit, felicem vitae exitum nobis largiatur,
nosque pro sua gratuita bonitate ex hac miseriarum valle
ad se in caelum recipiat.

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