Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Meaning of 'oremus pro invicem'

Since a good number of people come to this site in a google search for the meaning of "oremus pro invicem", I thought I would post it (again-I'm sure I have done it in the past.)

Oremus pro invicem translates Let us pray for each other.

I first saw it on the ordination card of a priest in the diocese of Boston who is very close to our family. Since then we have made it an addendum to our family morning prayer. Hopefully we take it to heart and do pray for each other throughout the day.


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for posting this. May God bless you and reward you for taking the time to do it.

In His peace,

Anonymous said...

Foarte utila precizarea, mai ales pentru analfabetii de romani, care desi se trag din latini, habar n-au... de multe chestii.

Rachel said...

Just what I wanted to know! Thank you.

D M Rao said...

Just what these troubled times we live in, need.
Peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

My comment is, "Why did you not explain the etymology (or other origin from the depths of linquistic science) of the term 'invicem' itself" while you were at it? It surprised me that all whose comments you have run were willing to settle for being grateful to you, however appropriately. Nobody wondered about the point I raise. Can you please address it? Tibi gratias, oremusque pro invicem. Jim Conniff

Jim Curley said...

Jim-Probably not meant in this sense, but just to explain, I haven't "run" some comments and left others out. Typically I only screen spam comments.

As far as your questions-I am not qualified to explain. If you can give some insight into the etymology, I would welcome it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much,
A Benedcitine monk had written this to me in a e-mail as I can not read Latin I was not sure what it meant.

Padraigin said...

Thank you from me too I have had a letter from my nephew with this comment at the end . Nice finishing touch eh!

Midwest Middies said...

We all need prayers. Thanks

Kensy said...

Thank you very much! Extremely helpful - I just had someone sign off an email with it and I wondered what it meant. God bless.

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering why there are so much results in google for "oremus ad invicem"! (16.400 results)

And 75.800 results for "oremus pro invicem"

What is people doing? :)
That's perhaps the reason why the saints in heaven don't hear our prayers... The world will become better when more people will pray really, saying "oremus pro invicem"!

Nos cum Prole pia benedicat Virgo Maria !

Kevin Baker said...

I write with a good friend of mine, a seminarian part of the Diocese of Fall River who is currently studying at the Pontifical North American College. On a recent Christmas card, he wrote Oremus pro invicem and his name at the end. I thought that was very kind of him to do that :D

tony mora said...

Indeed and amen to it. If I'm not intruding, can any
one who reads this pray for Alex, a 26yo lad who
suicided off a bridge on Friday after a life of mental loneliness - born with Aspergers, bipolar, adopted out but drugs ruined a good start.

Anonymous said...

invicem "each other" is in origin a prepositional phrase "in vicem", which means, literally, "into turn" or, idiomatically, "in turns".

Nathalie said...

Sending a praire