Hail, Mary

The Hail, Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now,
and at the hour of our death.

This prayer consists of words from Scripture and words added by the Church. For more on the history of the Hail, Mary, see the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Image: The Annunciation, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Wikimedia, public domain.

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