Description: What does “Oratio Dominica” mean? It refers to a prayer that is, according to the Catholic Catechism, “truly unique”. It is of the Lord. As the only Son, of God the Father, Jesus, in speaking the words His Father gave Him, is the Master of our Prayer. In addition, as Word Incarnate, Jesus, in His human heart, knows the needs of his human brothers and sisters. In revealing them to us, He is also the “model of our prayer”. Jesus, however, does not, merely give us a formula to repeat mechanically. Jesus not only gives the words of the Our Father, He gives us the Spirit by whom the words become in us, “Spirit and Life.” The prayer to our Father is inserted into the mysterious mission of the Son and the Spirit. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta’s Minute with the Catechism.