Four great prayers are central to Catholic worship. Allow yourself to have a remarkable spiritual experience through these inspiring talks by Notre Dame's Fr. Nicholas Ayo. Explore the richness of the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the Gloria Patri in your home or while driving in your car.
These powerful ancient prayers have come to define the Catholic Church. See these great prayers as windows into Catholic theology and spirituality. Learn how the Apostles' Creed first served as a baptismal creed, and a profound summary and distillation of what Jesus of Nazareth meant for Christians. Father Ayo presents the creed in its fullness.
Three other Christian prayers rank with the creed as the most known and prayed of all Christian prayers. The Lord's Prayer originates in the words of Jesus who told his disciples, when they prayed, to say: "Our Father".
You will examine the Hail Mary, the Ave Maria of song and tradition, a prayer particularly loved by Catholics.
Understand the significance of the most recognized and known doxological prayer found in Christian prayer, the Gloria Patri, known in English as "Glory Be to the Father". Father Ayo will explain the four modalities of prayer: prayer of praise, prayer of forgiveness, prayer of thanksgiving and prayer of petition, as well as the best ways to use them. Explore the wonders of prayer with both scholarship and poetry, taking a hard look the facts and a gentle look at what is dreamed in the human heart.