Those popes who bear the name, "Pius," are the greatest guardians of the Church against heresy. This blog is a watchdog for modernism in the Church. In reality, outside this blog, the members of the board temper their criticisms and opinions with prudence and charity so as to help souls in their journey towards Christ. But sometimes, for the sake of their own sanity, the authors of this blog just need to blow off some steam. The result is Totus Pius.

12 June 2006

Website of the Week I

Since Pius IX is apparently tiring of posting his "WTMIS" to amuse/scandalize us, we have decided that for the edification of our dear readers we will begin posting a link and review for a website (or blog) each week.

This week's website is "Thesaurus Precum Latinarum"

Run by one Michael Martin, this site is an excellent resource for Latin prayers and liturgical texts. All texts are well organized in indexes by name and date of composition. This site also features a couple files of prayerbooks laid out by Mr. Martin which we find very useful.

Latin is of course the official language of the Catholic Church and should be used by all for prayer, particular the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - but we will save the rant on the current disuse of Latin for another time. Right now, we wish to encourage our readers to look at this excellent site and perhaps, if they do not yet know any prayers in this sacred tongue, to make an effort to learn them now. For those of us who do know some already, we believe this is an invaluable site and thank Mr. Martin for his hard work and dedication.

9 comments:

Papa Beatus Pius IX said...

We werent tiring...the readers of the blog were, and for the sake of their souls we chose to cease the scandalizing...

And, of course, we got lazy.

Mike Roesch said...

Your holinesses:

The Thesaurus is among my own favorite sites. Unfortunately, I have a tendency to confuse Mr. Martin with Michael Martin Murphy and a certain confessor at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Our Lady's University.

G-Money said...

Your holiness, I'm quite honored by the sidebar quote. Thanks!

Papa Sanctus Pius X said...

Roesch,

7 Our Fathers and 7 Hail Marys...

Papa Beatus Pius IX said...

Haha!

Elizabeth said...

Sorry, this is off topic, but I just started a new blog about the experience of infertility and I'm doing shameless promotion. check it out at catholicinfertility.blogspot.com.

PS Thanks for helping my latin along with that site. One year of latin in college really wasn't enough, but we did pray the Pater Noster at the beginning of every class. (I went to a "Catholic" College and this was the only time I ever had a professor lead us in prayer before class)

Eilonwy said...

Is there someplace on the 'net where one can learn the proper pronunciation of these marvelous Latin prayers?

Papa Sanctus Pius X said...

The website featured here actually has an ecclesiastical Latin pronounciation guide!

Ma Beck said...

Here's a website where you can listen to wav files of Latin prayers.
http://chastitysf.guidetopsychology.com/latinrecordings.htm