The Four Great Prayers: Exploring the Apostles' Creed, Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, and Glory Be

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Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Professor Emeritus at Notre Dame University
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Four great prayers are central to Catholic worship. 

Four great prayers are central to Catholic worship. 

Embark on a remarkable spiritual experience by listening to these inspiring talks by celebrated Notre Dame professor, Father Nicholas Ayo. You can 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.

Here, you will understand these great prayers as windows into Catholic theology and spirituality. As Fr. Ayo presents the Apostle’s Creed in its fullness, you’ll learn how it first served as a baptismal creed and a profound summary and distillation of what Jesus of Nazareth meant for Christians.

Three other Christian prayers rank with the creed as the most known and prayed of all Christian prayers. You’ll revisit the words of Jesus in The Lord’s Prayer and examine the Hail Mary, the Ave Maria of song and tradition, a prayer particularly loved by Catholics. Additionally, you’ll explore the significance of the most recognized and known doxolo

Four great prayers are central to Catholic worship. 

Four great prayers are central to Catholic worship. 

Embark on a remarkable spiritual experience by listening to these inspiring talks by celebrated Notre Dame professor, Father Nicholas Ayo. You can 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.

Here, you will understand these great prayers as windows into Catholic theology and spirituality. As Fr. Ayo presents the Apostle’s Creed in its fullness, you’ll learn how it first served as a baptismal creed and a profound summary and distillation of what Jesus of Nazareth meant for Christians.

Three other Christian prayers rank with the creed as the most known and prayed of all Christian prayers. You’ll revisit the words of Jesus in The Lord’s Prayer and examine the Hail Mary, the Ave Maria of song and tradition, a prayer particularly loved by Catholics. Additionally, you’ll explore the significance of the most recognized and known doxological prayer found in Christian prayer, the Gloria Patri. Father Ayo will explain the four modalities of prayer—as praise, forgiveness, thanksgiving, and petition—as well as the best ways to use them.

Father Ayo’s unique approach, incorporating both scholarship and poetry, will educate and inspire you.

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Fr. Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., is Professor Emeritus of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame University. A priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross, he received the S.T.L. degree from the Gregorian University in Rome and the Ph.D. in literature from Duke University. He was the Director of Novices for the Congregation of Holy Cross in North America for six years and taught in the Great Books Program at the University of Notre Dame until 2004. He is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including The Creed as Symbol, The Lord’s Prayer, Gloria Patri: The History and Theology of the Lesser Doxology, and The Hail Mary: A Verbal Icon, which won the 1994 Cardinal John J. Wright Mariological Book Award.

Photo by Matt Cashore.

  • Introduction
  • Apostles' Creed: Article One
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Two
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Three
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Four
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Five
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Six
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Seven
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Eight
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Nine
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Ten
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Eleven
  • Apostles' Creed: Article Twelve
  • Prayer as mystery
  • Lord's Prayer: Part 1
  • Lord's Prayer: Part 2
  • Hail Mary
  • Gloria Patri

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