Professio Fidei TridentinaeEgo ______ firma fide credo et profiteor omnia et singula, quæ continentur in Symbolo, quo Sancta Romana ecclesia utitur, videlicet:

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem cæli et terræ, visibilium omnium et invisibilium. Et in unum Dominum Iesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum, et ex Patre natum ante omnia sæcula. Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero, genitum non factum, consubstantialem Patri; per quem omnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos homines et propter nostram salutem descendit de cælis. Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine, et homo factus est. Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato, passus et sepultus est, et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas, et ascendit in cælum, sedet ad dexteram Patris. Et iterum venturus est cum gloria, iudicare vivos et mortuos, cuius regni non erit finis. Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem, qui ex Patre Filioque procedit. Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur: qui locutus est per prophetas. Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam. Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam venturi sæculi. Amen.

Apostolicas et Ecclesiasticas traditiones reliquasque eiusdem ecclesiæ observationes et constitutiones firmissime admitto et amplector.

Item sacram Scripturam iuxta eum sensum, quem tenuit et tenet sancta Mater Ecclesia, cuius est iudicare de vero sensu et interpretatione sacrarum Scripturarum, admitto; nec eam umquam nisi iuxta unanimem consensum Patrum, accipiam et interpretabor.

Profiteor quoque septem esse vere et proprie Sacramenta novæ legis a Iesu Christo Domino nostro instituta, atque ad salutem humani generis, licet non omnia singulis, necessaria: scilicet Baptismum, Confirmationem, Eucharistiam, Pænitentiam, Extremam Unctionem, Ordinem et Matrimonium; illaque gratiam conferre; et ex his Baptismum, Confirmationem et Ordinem sine sacrilegio reiterari non posse. Receptos quoque et approbatos Ecclesiæ catholicæ ritus in supradictorum omnium Sacramentorum solemni administratione recipio et admitto.

Omnia et singula, quæ de peccato originali et de iustificatione in sacrosancta Tridentina Synodo definita et declarata fuerunt, amplector et recipio.

Profiteor pariter, in Missa offerri Deo verum, proprium et propitiatorium sacrificium pro vivis et defunctis. Atque in sanctissimo Eucharistiæ Sacramento esse vere, realiter et substantialiter Corpus et Sanguinem, una cum anima et divinitate Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, fierique conversionem totius substantiæ panis in Corpus ac totius substantiæ vini in Sanguinem, quam conversionem Ecclesia Catholica transubstantiationem appellat. Fateor etiam sub altera tantum specie totum atque integrum Christum verumque Sacramentum sumi.

Constanter teneo, Purgatorium esse, animasque ibi detentas fidelium suffragiis iuvari. Similiter et Sanctos, una cum Christo regnantes, venerandos atque invocandos esse, eosque orationes Deo pro nobis offerre, atque eorum reliquias esse venerandas. Firmiter assero, imagines Christi ac Deiparæ Semper Virginis, necnon aliorum Sanctorum habendas et retinendas esse, atque eis debitum honorem et venerationem impertiendam.

Indulgentiarum etiam potestatem a Christo in Ecclesia relictam fuisse, illarumque usum Christiano populo maxime salutarem esse affirmo.

Sanctam, Catholicam et Apostolicam Romanam Ecclesiam, omnium ecclesiarum matrem et magistram agnosco, Romanoque Pontifici, beati Petri Apostolorum principis successori, ac Iesu Christi Vicario, veram obœdientiam spondeo ac iuro.

Cetera item omnia a sacris canonibus et œcumenicis Conciliis, ac præcipue a sacrosancta Tridentina Synodo, et ab œcumenico Concilio Vaticano tradita, definita et declarata, præsertim de Romani Pontificis Primatu et infallibili Magisterio, indubitanter recipio atque profiteor; simulque contraria omnia, atque hæreses quascunque ab Ecclesia damnatas et reiectas et anathematizatas, ego pariter damno, reicio, et anathematizo.

Hanc veram Catholicam Fidem, extra quam nemo salvus esse potest, quam in præsenti sponte profiteor et veraciter teneo, eandem integram, et immaculatam usque ad extremum vitæ spiritum, constantissime, Deo adiuvante, retinere et confiteri, atque a meis subditis, illis, quorum cura ad me in munere meo spectabit, teneri, doceri et prædicari, quantum in me erit, curaturum, ego idem ______ spondeo, voveo ac iuro. Sic me Deus adiuvet et hæc sancta Dei Evangelia.

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I, ______, with a firm faith, believe and profess all and every one of the things contained in the symbol of faith, which the holy Roman Church makes use of, viz.:

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father; by whom all things were made; Who, for us men, and for our salvation, came down from Heaven, and became incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man. He was crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried, and on the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended into Heaven, sitteth on the right hand of the Father, and shall come again with glory, to judge the living and the dead, and Whose Kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is adored and glorified, and Who spake by the Prophets. And One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I await the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Apostolic and Ecclesiastical traditions and all other observances and constitutions of the same Church I firmly commit to and cherish.

I also accept the Holy Scriptures according to that sense which our Holy Mother the Church hath held, and doth hold, to which it belongs to judge of the true sense and interpretation of the Scriptures. Neither will I ever take and interpret them otherwise than according to the unanimous consent of the Fathers.

I also profess that there are truly and properly seven Sacraments of the New Law, instituted by Jesus Christ Our Lord, and necessary for the salvation of mankind, though not all for every one, to wit: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, and Matrimony; and that they confer grace; and that of these, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders cannot be repeated without sacrilege. I also receive and admit the received and approved ceremonies of the Catholic Church used in the solemn administration of the aforesaid Sacraments.

All and each one of the things which have been defined and declared in the Holy Council of Trent concerning Original Sin and Justification, I cherish and accept.

I profess likewise that in the Mass there is offered to God a true, proper, and propitiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead; and that in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist there is truly, really, and substantially the Body and Blood, together with the Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ; and that a conversion takes place of the whole substance of the bread into the Body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the Blood; which change the Catholic Church calls Transubstantiation. I also confess that under either species alone Christ is received whole and entire, and a true Sacrament.

I firmly hold that there is a Purgatory, and that the souls therein detained are helped by the suffrages of the faithful. Likewise, that the Saints reigning with Christ are to be honored and invoked, and that they offer up prayers to God for us; and that their relics are to be venerated. I most firmly assert that the images of Christ and of the Mother of God, ever Virgin, and also of other Saints, ought to be possessed and retained, and that due honor and veneration are to be given them.

I also affirm that the power of indulgences was left by Christ in the Church, and that the use of them is most wholesome to Christian people.

I acknowledge the Holy Catholic Apostolic Roman Church as the mother and mistress of all churches, and I vow and swear true obedience to the Bishop of Rome, successor of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and as the Vicar of Jesus Christ.

I likewise undoubtingly receive and profess all other things delivered, defined, and declared by the sacred Canons, œcumenical Councils, and particularly by the Holy Council of Trent, and by the œcumenical Council of the Vatican, especially concerning the primacy of the Roman Pontiff and his Infallible teaching; and I condemn, reject, and anathematize all things contrary thereto, and all heresies which the Church has condemned, rejected, and anathematized.

This true Catholic Faith, outside of which no one can be saved, which in the present I willingly profess and to which I truly adhere, I do hold fast to and confess the same, unstained and inviolate, unto the last breath of life, unwaveringly, with God’s assistance. And that I will take care, as far as in my lies, that it be held, taught, and preached, by those placed under me, or those, the charge of whom shall devolve on me, by virtue of my office. I, the same ______, do promise, vow, and swear. So help me God and these Holy Gospels of God.

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