The first time I heard The Confiteor it was like “what is this and I have to memorize it!” It was when listening to Daughters of Mary digital download, also available on CD called “A Day in the Cloister.” They moved me to tears. Hearing this one song inspired me to focus seriously on learning Latin.
Some people are deductive learners. They will focus on the general aspects of the topic matter and proceed to the specific. Others are inductive learners. They focus on specific examples and continue the general overarching aspects of the subject.
I am both. I like to learn the general ideations of a topic and the specific nuts and bolts. It may take me a while longer to learn something but once I do, well move over and I’ll take the wheel!
I have created a playlist and just love to hear the different religious orders perspective on chanting Compline. Here is a screenshot of The Confiteor. As you can see, I get to listen to it three times in a row to lock it into the proverbial dome.
Recommendation #1 A Day in the Cloister by Daughters of Mary
This audio collection contains whopping 122 songs, just about 5 hours of Gregorian Chants. This one I’ve downloaded via iTunes. I’ve tried to locate where one can purchase the CD directly from the Monks, to no avail.
Recommendation #3 Gregorian Chant: Sunday Vespers, Benediction & Compline by The Monks of Quarr Abbey.
I also digitally downloaded this one via iTunes. And, again, was unable how to find the CD for purchase directly from the Monks.
Below is my little iTunes playlist of Confiteor
Below is this very powerful prayer
English: I Confess
I confess to Almighty God, to Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, to Blessed Michael the Archangel, to Blessed John the Baptist, to the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault.
Therefore, I beseech Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed John the Baptist, the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, to pray to the Lord our God for me. Amen.
Latin: Confiteor Deo
Confiteor Deoomnipotenti, beatæ Mariæ semper Virgini, beato Michaeli Archangelo, beato Ioanni Baptistæ, sanctis Apostolis Petro et Paulo, omnibus Sanctis, et tibi, pater: quia peccavi nimis cogitatione, verbo et opere: mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
Ideo precor beatam Mariam semper Virginem, beatum Michaelem Archangelum, beatum Ioannem Baptistam, sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te pater, orare pro me ad Dominum Deum nostrum. Amen.