Living on a prayer: what the Latin grace at Commons really means

Why do we continue with a tradition so deeply connected with millennia of war, perturbing court cases and fractured trust? Students may predominantly be left-wing and forward-thinking, yet we are more than happy to stand up for grace.


Miserere nostri te quaesumus Domine,

tuisque donis, quae de tua benignitate sumus percepturi, benedicito

per Christum Dominum nostrum.

These are the words which ring in the ears of the students as they take to their seats prior to the Commons