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Latin and Catholic Phrases


This is a small collection of Latin and or Catholic phrases. I mainly created this for myself for easy reference and memorization. For a pronunciation guide for Ecclesiastical Latin, click here. Alternatively, attached at the bottom of this page is another guide, in PDF format.

Gratias Tibu Domine
Thanks be to thee, o Lord

Roma locuta est, causa finita est

Rome has spoken, the case is closed.

Ad maiorem Dei gloriam

For the greater glory of God

Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Glory to God in the highest

Dona nobis pacem
Give us peace.

et Verbum caro factum est
And the Word was made flesh.

Caritas Christi Urget Nos
The love of Christ urges us on

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est
Where charity and love are, God is there.

Deus vult
God wills it

Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus
Outside the Church there is no salvation

Lumen Christi
Light of Christ

Nihil Sine Deo
Nothing without God

Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi (AD)
In the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Ante Christum Natum
Before Christ (was) Born

Christo omnino nihil praeponere
Prefer nothing to Christ

mea maxima culpa
my most grievous fault.

Cave ab homine unius libri
Beware the man with one book.

ordo ab chao
order out of chaos
Paul Swonger,
Apr 27, 2009, 8:00 PM