What does “Benedic, Domine, Nos” mean?

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Benedic, Domine, nos et haec tua dona, quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi, per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

“Benedic, Domine, Nos” is actually more familiar than you might think . . . it’s Latin for “Bless us, O Lord,” and the beginning of the Blessing before Meals.

I thought it was an especially appropriate name for a blog dedicated to traditional Catholicisim (because it’s Latin, after all!), and to Catholic family living, simply because many Catholic families pray this prayer three times a day, so it’s a perfect example of the sacred mingling with the familiar and the ordinary!