The Lord’s Prayer

The second Prayer in this section is the well known Lord’s Prayer.

This is the Prayer that the famous Hyperpolyglot, Cardinal Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, would ask people to recite in their native language when visiting him.

With his understanding of the Lord’s Prayer, in his native tongue, and comparing how the speaker recited it, Cardinal Mezzofanti was able to understand the rhythm and cadence of the target language.

Many people visited him and enabled him to learn around 40 languages, which he would use to give blessings or confessions in their own language…

…or so the legend goes.

Cardinal Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774-1849) – Bologna University

Prayer – Preghiera

Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom com.
Thy will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.


Padre nostro che sei nei cieli,
Sia santificato il tuo nome,
Venga il tuo regno,
Sia fatta la tua volontà
Come in cielo così in terra.
Dacci oggi il nostro pane quotidiano,
E rimetti a noi i nostri debiti
Come noi li rimettiamo ai nostri debitori,
E non ci indurre in tentazione,
Ma liberaci dal male.


In 2007 on Easter Sunday, it was reported that approximately 2 billion Christians; including Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox and Anglican celebrated Easter with a shared recital of the Lord’s Prayer across the World. Uniting people of different languages through the same Prayer meaning.



Samira Francesca and Happy Dog Team

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