Manual of Prayers

Pages: 446
Size: 4.25 x 6.5
ISBN: 978-1-948139-50-2
Binding: Synthetic Leather


The Manual of Prayers is a favorite of the students and faculty of the North American College in Rome as well as the lay faithful; the popular classic contains a wealth of prayers, litanies, novenas, and meditations. It also includes an extensive collection of prayers drawn from the Liturgy, writings of the saints, prayers of petition, chants, prayers before and after Holy Mass, and prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph.

Edited by Rev. Randy Soto, SThD, the Third Edition includes:

  • Reception of Baptism by a Person in Danger of Death
  • Profesión de Fe; Soneto a Cristo Crucificado
  • Act of Confidence in the Mercy of God
  • Litany of Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim
  • Prayers for priests by Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI
  • Prayer for the Pandemic” by Pope Francis
  • Table of contents has been expanded

From the Preface

Thanks to the fine work of some student priests of the Casa Santa Maria, the College’s Graduate Division and by some industrious seminarians on the Janiculum, we were able to offer both the College and the greater English speaking community this splendid book. Like a good Italian wine, this text has aged quite well, but after reviewing it, some of the faculty and the seminarians of the College had the great idea of updating the manual. To it, they added some prayers from Saint John Paul II, Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis, as well as many others. it’s more of an update than a renovation? keeping what’s great about the first and second editions, and, in this third edition, giving it some new material, all the while keeping that classical style and look which has been this manual’s hallmark for over 25 years.

– Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan

Beyond Expectations!


Great new edition


I have the previous edition of Manual of Prayers and enjoyed it very much then. I enjoy the new additions to an already beautiful prayer brook, and the quality of the binding is another blessing. Truth be told, I use this Manual of Prayers as my primary prayer book for my spiritual life. I highly recommend it to everyone who desires a comprehensive prayer book that honors the best traditions of the Church and provides solid guidance in developing one’s prayer life.

Conrado L.

Beautiful prayers, design and layout


Everything about this book–from the cover, to the prayers, to the design and layout–are excellent. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a “sampler” of honest prayers. +JMJ


Wonderful Prayer Companion


The prayers for the Liturgy of the Hours and the Mass are all in the respective volumes, but what about the various rosaries, novenas, devotions during exposition, and all the rest? They are all here in beautiful format and well bound. This is a love prayer companion to have around and to carry with one.


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