VI. GREETING TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The greeting to the Blessed Virgin Mary is prayed three times a day: in the morning, at midday, and in the evening around six. The Angelus is prayed all year round except during Easter; the Regína Cæli, from Easter Sunday until midday on Pentecost Sunday.

Angelus

V/ The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R/ And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

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. Amen.

V/ Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R/ Be it done unto me according to thy word.

V/ Hail, Mary . . .

V/ And the Word was made flesh.

R/ And dwelt among us.

V/ Hail, Mary . . .

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

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

V/ 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.

R/ Amen.

V/ Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

R/ As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

(Three times)

Regína CælI

V/ Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.

R/ Because the Son you were chosen to bear, alleluia,

V/ has risen as he said, alleluia.

R/ Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V/ Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia!

R/ Because Our Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

V/ Let us pray: God our Father, you give joy to the world by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the prayers of his Mother, the Virgin Mary, bring us to the happiness of eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R/ Amen.

V/ Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

R/ As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (Three times)

Prayer to the Guardian Angel

Angel sent by God to guide me,

be my light and walk beside me;

be my guardian and protect me;

on the paths of life direct me. Amen.

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