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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 31 2014 6:12 AM UTC +00:00

About

Orationes: Common Prayers in Latin & English collects the texts of all of the Latin prayers, hymns, and chants that the Church wants Catholics to have knowledge of and be familiar with. 

When Pope Benedict XVI promulgated the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which included an appendix of “common prayers” in Latin and in the vernacular, he said:

"Learning them, even in this language, will make it easier for the Christian faithful who speak different languages to pray together, especially when they meet for special circumstances..." (28 June 2005). 

Specially dedicated to His Holiness Benedict XVI, the Pope Emeritus, this 240-page prayer book is divided into the following 8 parts: 

I. Prayers of the Christian Faith (Orationes fidei christianæ

II. Prayers before and after Mass (Preces ante et post Missam

III. Eucharistic Adoration (Eucharistica Adoratio

IV. Prayers to the Holy Spirit (Orationes ad Spiritum Sanctum

V. Prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Orationes ad Beatam Mariam Virginem

VI. Prayers for the Faithful Departed (Orationes pro fidelibus defunctis

VII. Various Prayers (Orationes variæ

VIII. Prayers of the Eastern Churches (English-only) 

The appendix includes Formulas of Catholic Doctrine, Holy Days of Obligation, and Days of Penance. 

Prayers with indulgences attached are noted, and the biblical art of Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883) appears throughout this prayer book. Pictured on the cover is Blessed Maria Cristina of Savoy, Queen of the Two Scilies (1812 –1836), in prayer. 

Please visit our website to view some sample pages.

The manuscript is currently undergoing some final revisions and will soon be submitted to the local bishop for his imprimatur, in accordance with the Code of Canon Law (826, 3). 

His Eminence the Most Rev. Raymond L. Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Patron of the Order of Malta, Prefect Emeritus of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura and Archbishop Emeritus of St Louis has graciously agreed to write the foreword. 

If 700 backers pledged $40 each, we can reach our target goal of $28,000. If just 70 backers pledged $400 each, we can reach our target goal of $28,000, and their names would be listed on our "Oremus pro benefactoribus nostris [Let us pray for our benefactors]" page that will appear in all first editions of Orationes: Common Prayers in Latin & English.  

Considering that there are over 1 billion Catholics in the world, it seems really in the realm of possibility. Our campaign begins on the First Sunday of Advent, 30 November 2014. Remember that Christ is the reason for the season. Please consider backing this worthwhile cause, and share this with anyone you can. 

Laudetur Iesus Christus! 

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges that come with completing this project are rather minimal. It is easy to secure the rights to use the copyrighted texts that are contained in "Orationes: Common Prayers in Latin & English", so long as the required fees and royalties are paid to copyright holders. Problems in this regard are not anticipated.

The only possible issue will be one of time; we do not know how long it will take to obtain the required imprimatur from the local bishop; the diocese was unable to give us any sort of specific time frame. We currently estimate that copies of "Orationes: Common Prayers in Latin & English" should be printed and ready for shipping in March of 2015.

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