Below are common Catholic prayers and the formulas of Catholic Doctrine.
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father
In nómine Patris
Glory be to the Father
Glory be to the Father
The Hail Mary
Hail, Mary, full of grace,
Ave, María, grátia plena,
Angel of God
Angel of God,
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
V. And the Word was made flesh.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
Let us pray;
Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Through the same Christ, our Lord.
Glory be to the Father…
Ángelus Dómini nuntiávit Maríæ.
Ecce ancílla Dómini.
Et Verbum caro factum est.
Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei génetrix.
Grátiam tuam, quæsumus,
Per eúndem Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
The Regina Caeli
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia!
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
THEN FOR BOTH VERSIONS
Let us pray;
O God, who through the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, did vouchsafe to give joy to the world; grant, we beseech you, that through his Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Regína cæli lætáre, allelúia.
Resurréxit, sicut dixit, allelúia.
Gaude et lætáre, Virgo María, allelúia.
Deus, qui per resurrectiónem Fílii tui Dómini nostri Iesu Christi mundum lætificáre dignátus es, præsta, quæsumus, ut per eius Genetrícem Vírginem Maríam perpétuæ capiámus gáudia vitæ.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
My soul glorifies the Lord,
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
Magníficat ánima mea Dóminum,
Ecce enim ex hoc beátam
Under Your Protection
We fly to thy protection,
Sub tuum præsidium
Sub tuum præsídium confúgimus,
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
Benedíctus Dóminus, Deus Ísrael,
The Te Deum
We praise you, O God:
You are God: we praise you;
Te Deum laudámus:
Come, Creator Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator come,
Veni, Creator Spiritus
Veni, creátor Spíritus,
Come, Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Veni, Sancte Spíritus,
The Anima Christi
Soul of Christ, be my sanctification.
Ánima Christi, sanctífica me.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
Memoráre, o piíssima Virgo María,
The Joyful Mysteries
Coptic Incense Prayer
O King of peace, give us your peace and pardon our sins. Dismiss the enemies of the Church and protect her so that she never fail. Emmanuel our God is in our midst in the glory of the Father and of the Holy Spirit. May he bless us and purify our hearts and cure the sicknesses of our soul and body. We adore you, O Christ, with your good Father and the Holy Spirit because you have come and you have saved us.
Syro-Maronite Farewell to the Altar
Remain in peace, O Altar of God. May the offering that I have taken from you be for the remission of my debts and the pardon of my sins and may it obtain for me that I may stand before the tribunal of Christ without condemnation and without confusion. I do not know if I will have the opportunity to return and offer another sacrifice upon you. Protect me, O Lord, and preserve your holy Church as the way to truth and salvation. Amen.
Byzantine Prayer for the Deceased
God of the spirits and of all flesh, who have trampled death and annihilated the devil and given life to your world, may you yourself, O Lord, grant to the soul of your deceased servant N. rest in a place of light, a verdant place, a place of freshness, from where suffering, pain and cries are far removed. Do You, O good and compassionate God forgive every fault committed by him in word, work or thought because there is no man who lives and does not sin. You alone are without sin and your justice is justice throughout the ages and your word is truth. Since you, O Christ our God, are the resurrection, the life and the repose of your deceased servant N., we give you glory together with your un-begotten Father and your most holy, good and life-creating Spirit, now and always and forever and ever.
Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe
Act of Hope
O Lord God,
Dómine Deus, spero per grátiam tuam
Act of Love
O Lord God, I love you above all things
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
Deus meus, ex toto corde pænitet me ómnium meórum peccatórum, éaque detéstor, quia peccándo, non solum pœnas a te iuste statútas proméritus sum, sed præsértim quia offéndi te, summum bonum, ac dignum qui super ómnia diligáris. Ídeo fírmiter propóno, adiuvánte grátia tua, de cétero me non peccatúrum peccandíque occasiónes próximas fugitúrum. Amen.
The two commandments of love
1. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
2. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12)
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12)
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
The three theological virtues:
The four cardinal virtues:
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:
7. Fear of the Lord
The twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit:
The five precepts of the Church:
1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and remain free from work or activity that could impede the sanctification of such days.
2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.
3. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season.
4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.
5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.
The seven corporal works of mercy:
1. Feed the hungry.
2. Give drink to the thirsty.
3. Clothe the naked.
4. Shelter the homeless.
5. Visit the sick.
6. Visit the imprisoned.
7. Bury the dead.
The seven spiritual works of mercy:
1. Counsel the doubtful.
2. Instruct the ignorant.
3. Admonish sinners.
4. Comfort the afflicted.
5. Forgive offenses.
6. Bear wrongs patiently.
7. Pray for the living and the dead.
The seven capital sins:
The four last things: