The Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
     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. AmenV. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
     Hail Mary, etc.
V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
     Hail Mary, etc.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.


When prayed in a group a leader recites the verses (V) and everyone recites both the responses (R) and the Hail Mary’s in between each verse, as shown above.  Although the Angelus has been traditionally said three times daily, at 6 am, noon and 6 pm, you can pray it at anytime!

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