Oremus allows Catholics to experience anew—or for the first time—the beauty and rich spiritual heritage of the language used for almost two-thousand years in the scriptures, liturgy, and prayers of the Church. Traditional Latin prayers such as the Ave Maria, Sancte Michael, and Tantum Ergo are presented side-by-side with their literal English translations in this extraordinary collection.
Pope Francis’s Twitter account in Latin has grown from 100,000 followers in 2013 to more than almost a million in 2020; and there is a growing interest by Catholics to learn traditional prayers in Latin.
Oremus is a collection of cherished prayers in Latin—the exact words prayed by many of the saints over the centuries—including:
- The prayers of the Rosary—Pater Noster, Gloria Patri, and Salve Regina;
- Prayers for Eucharistic Adoration—O Salutaris, Laudes Divinae, and Anima Christi;
- Prayers for morning, evening, and night—Benedictus, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis;
- Favorite psalms and Gospel Sequences;
- Prayers used by St. Louis de Montfort in his preparation for Total Consecration to Mary—Veni Creator and Ave Maris Stella; and
- Prayers of and to saints—Te Deum and Suscipe.
Oremus includes an introduction, ecclesiastical Latin pronunciation guide, index, and accent markings throughout the text. It can be used as a prayer book for individuals, classrooms, families, and small groups.
Trim size: 5 x 7 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“This collection has brought me closer to our Lord.”
“Few things bring me that feeling of connection with our Catholic tradition like lifting up my heart to our Lord in Latin, and with Oremus I'm finally confident enough to do it with consistency. This collection of prayers, in both Latin and English, has brought me closer to our Lord and his Church, and it will surely do likewise for everyone who adds it to their collection.”
Author of The Catholic Hipster Handbook
“This treasury makes Latin prayers accessible to the modern English-speaking reader.”
“In a materialist world that caters to every whim and trendy fashion, there is a longing in our hearts for the ancient and the transcendent. Praying in Latin connects the reader to Christians throughout the ages who have prayed the very same beautiful words no matter when or where they lived. This treasury makes Latin prayers accessible to the modern English-speaking reader.”
Catholic podcaster, blogger, and author of The Grace of Enough
“This little treasury of Latin prayers is inviting and easy to use. It offers a beautiful selection from across the ages, and ranges from the very short and easy to memorize to longer prayers, litanies, and psalms. It is a joy to see this appear in print.”
Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life
University of Notre Dame
“A valuable addition to any home library.”
“This book represents an inspiring continuation of the Second Vatican Council’s desire to form the faithful through a deeper appreciation of the Latin language. In a way both beautiful and accessible, Oremus provides a wealth of Catholic prayers for the People of God. It is a valuable addition to any home library and a wonderful aid for those who wish to familiarize themselves with the Church’s premier language of prayer and worship.”
Fr. Blake Britton
Priest of the Diocese of Orlando
Word on Fire blog contributor