The Angelus

The Angelus is a practice of devotion in honor of the Incarnation of God. In many churches the bell is rung morning, noon and evening signifying the start of the prayer.

V: The Angel of the Lord announced unto Mary.

R: And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.

V: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

V: Behold the handmaid of the Lord;

R: be it unto me according to thy word.

V: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

V: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts: that, as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of His resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. AMEN

Salve Regina (During the Trinity Season)

Mary, we hail thee, Mother and Queen compassionate; Mary, our comfort, life and hope, we hail thee. To thee we exiles, children of Eve, lift our crying. To thee we are sighing, as mournful and weeping, we pass through this vale of sorrow. Turn thou, therefore, O our intercessor, those thine eyes of pity and loving-kindness upon us sinners. Hereafter, when our earthly exile shall be ended, shew us Jesus the blessed fruit of thy womb, O gentle, O tender, O gracious Virgin Mary.

V: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Almighty and everlasting God, who by the cooperation of the Holy Ghost, didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mother Mary to become the habitation meet for thy Son: grant that as we rejoice in her commemoration, we may be delivered by her loving intercession from our present evils and from eternal death. Through the same Christ our Lord. AMEN

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