Prayers

and
Pledges
Complied By:
Christopher R. Whittle
May 2015

Signum Crucis
In nomine Patris, et Filli, X et Spiritus Sancti.
Amen.

Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, X
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Pater Noster

Our Father

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.
Amen.

OUR FATHER, Who art in heaven hallowed be
Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we
forgive those who trespass against us. And lead
us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Ave Maria

Hail Mary

AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus
fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria,
Mate r D ei, or a pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

HAIL MARY, full of grace; the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women, and blessed is
the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mar y,
Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at
the hour of our death. Amen.

Gloria Patri

Minor Doxology

GLORIA PATR I , e t F i l io, X e t Spir itui
Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et
semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

GLORY BE to the Father, and to the Son, X and
to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning
is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

Symbolum Apostolorum

The Apostles’ Creed

CREDO in Deum Patrem omnipotentem,
Creatorem caeli et terrae.
Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum,
Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de
Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus
sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et
sepultus, descendit ad inferos, tertia die
resurrexit a mortuis, ascendit ad caelos, sedet
ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis, inde
venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos.
Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam
Ecclesiam Catholicam, sanctorum
communionem, remissionem peccatorum,
carnis resurrectionem, vitam aeternam. Amen.

I BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived of
the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,
died, and was buried. He descended into hell;
the third day He arose again from the dead; He
ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand
of God, the Father Almighty: from thence He
shall come to judge the living and the dead. I
believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic
C hu rc h , t h e c om mu n i on of s a i nt s , t h e
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.

Oratio Fatima

Fatima Prayer

“Domine Iesu, dimitte nobis debita nostra, salva
nos ab igne inferiori, perduc in caelum omnes
animas, praesertim eas, quae misericordiae tuae
maxime indigent.”

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us
from the fires of Hell: lead all souls to
Heaven especially those who are most in
need of your mercy.”

Salve Regina

Hail Holy Queen

SALVE REGINA, Mater misericordiae. Vita,
dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus
exsules filii Hevae. Ad te Suspiramus, gementes
et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eia ergo,
Advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes
oculos ad nos converte. Et Iesum, benedictum
fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium
ostende. O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo
Maria.

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy; our life,
our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we
send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in
this valley of tears.Turn, then, most gracious
advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and
after this our exile, show unto us the blessed
fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

V. Pray for us, 0 holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the

promises of Christ.

Oremus.

Let us pray.

Deus, cujus Unigenitus per vitam mortem et
resurrectionem suam nobis salutis aeterne
praemia comparavit: concede, quaesumus;
ut, haec mysteria sanctissimo beatae Mariae
Virginis Rosario recolentes, et imitemur quor
continent, et quod promittunt, assequamur.
Per eumdem Dominum. Amen.

O GOD, Whose only-begotten Son by His Life
Death, and Resurrection, has purchased for us
the rewards of eternal life: grant, we beseech
You, that, meditating upon these mysteries of
the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, we may imitate what they contain and
obtain what they promise, through the same
Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confiteor
CONFITEOR Deo omnipoténti, beátæ Mariæ
semper Vírgini, beáto Michaéli Archángelo,
beáto Ioánni Baptístæ, sanctis Apóstolis
Petro et Paulo, ómnibus Sanctis, et vobis,
fratres: quia peccávi nimis cogitatióne, verbo
et ópere: (percutit sibi pectus ter, dicens) mea
culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. Ideo
precor beátam Maríam semper Vírginem,
beátum Michaélem Archángelum, beátum
Ioánnem Baptístam, sanctos Apóstolos Petrum
et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et vos, fratres, oráre
pro me ad Dóminum Deum nostrum.

I CONFESS to almighty God, to blessed Mary
ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel,
to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy
apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the saints that
I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word,
and deed, (strike breast thrice) through my fault,
through my fault, through my most grievous
fault. Therefore, I beseech blessed Mary ever
Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel,
blessed John the Baptist, the holy apostles Peter
and Paul, and all the saints, to pray for me to
the Lord our God.

Misereatur vestri omnipotens Deus, et dimissis peccatis vestris perducat vos ad vitam aeternam. Amen.

May almighty God have mercy on
thee, and having forgiven thy sins,
bring you to life everlasting. Amen.

Indulgentiam X absolutionem et remissionem
peccatorum nostrorum, tribuat nobus omnipotens et misericors Dominus. Amen.

May the almighty and merciful Lord grant us
pardon X absolution, and remission of our sins.
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis Deo
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO et in terra pax
hominibus bonae voluntatis. Laudamus te.
Benedicimus te. Adoramus te. Glorificamus te.
Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam
tuam. Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus
Pater omnipotens. Domine Fili unigenite, Iesu
Christe. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius
Patris. Qui tollis peccáta mundi, miserere
nobis. Qui tollis peccáta mundi, suscipe
deprecationem nostram. Qui sedes ad
dexteram Patris, miserere nobis. Quoniam to
solus Sanctus. Tu solus Dominus. Tu solus
Altissimus. Iesu Christe. Cum Sancto X Spiritu
in gloria Dei Patris. Amen.

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST. And
on earth peace to men of good will. We praise
You. We bless You. We adore You. We glorify
You. We give You thanks for Your great glory. O
Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father
Almighty. O Lord Jesus Christ, the Onlybegotten Son. O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son
of the Father: You Who take away the sin of the
world, have mercy on us. You Who take away
the sin of the world, receive our prayer. You
Who sit at the right hand of the Father, have
mercy on us. For You alone are holy. You alone
are the Lord. You alone, O Jesus Christ, are
most high. Together with the Holy Ghost in the
glory of God the Father. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Michael
Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in
proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli
esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices
d e pre c a mu r : t u q u e , P r i n c e p s m i l it i a e
coelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in
mundo, divina virtute, in infernum detrude.
Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in
battle; be our defense against the wickedness
and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him,
we humbly pray. And do thou, O prince of the
heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into
hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about
the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

The following pledges and anthems must be observed by standing with your right hand over
your heart:

The Star-Spangled Banner
Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep.
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the Star-Spangled Banner! O ling may it wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is the band who so vauningly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
For the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the Star-Spangled Banner, in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hat made and preseved us a nation.
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just
And this be our motto: “In God is our Trust.”
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

The Pledge of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance
to the flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic
for which it stands.
One nation
under God,
indivisible,
with liberty
and justice
for all.

Pledge to the Texas Flag
(Recited in Texas after the Pledge of Allegiance)
Honor the Texas flag: I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas,
one state, under God, one and indivisible.

Pledge to the Vatican
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the Holy See
and to the arms of the current successor of
Peter, Pope N., the Vicar of Jesus Christ, the
holder of t he Ke y s to t he Kingd om, t he
universal and supreme pastor over all God’s
people,

in faith and morals, indestructible in the face of
the gates of hell, in fullness and fidelity of the
faith and teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and
his apostles, where the truth of God brings the
only true salvation, liberty, and justice,

...and to our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary,
...and to the Magisterium of Bishops in union Mother of God, we pledge ourselves as Apostles
with him, who together protect and guarantee of the Latter Times to assist her, and the Church,
the Faith through the Keys,
in crushing the head of Satan, in preaching the
Good News of Christ to all peoples and nations,
...and to the Holy Catholic Church for
which it stands, one, holy, catholic, apostolic ...and to lead all good pilgrims to a knowledge
Church, minister of God’s Seven Sacraments of of the True Church. Amen.
Sanctifying Grace, under God, protected by St.
Michael the Archangel, Christ’s bride, infallible

The Catholic Pledge
I pledge allegiance
to the cross
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and to the Holy Catholic Church
for which it stands,
one,
holy,
Catholic,
apostolic church
guided by the Holy Ghost,
teaching unity and truth
until the end of time.
Amen.
The following two pledges are considered non-denominational and are often recited in Protestant churches; it
seems like there is no doctrinal error and could by recited Catholics if they visit:

Pledge to the Christian Flag
I pledge allegiance
to the Christian Flag
and to the Savior
for whose Kingdom it stands.
One Savior,
crucified,
risen,
and coming again
with life and liberty
to all who believe.

Pledge to the Bible
I pledge allegiance
to the Bible,
God’s Holy Word,
I will make it a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path
and will hide its words in my heart
that I might not sin against God.

The American’s Creed
By William Tyler Paige
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the
people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a
Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable;
established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American
patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it;
to support its constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Canadian Flag
I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the country it represents, I pledge respect and loyalty. Wave
with pride from sea to sea and within your folds, keep us ever united. Be for all a symbol of love,
freedom and justice. God keep our flag. God protect our Canada.

O Canada
O Canada! Our home and native land
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise
The true north, strong and free
From far and wide, O Canada
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.

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