The Angelus Prayer


 

HOW TO PRAY THE ANGELUS

The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
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. Amen.

     

     Behold the handmaid of the Lord:

     Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

 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. Amen.  

 

    And the Word was made Flesh:

     And dwelt among us.

 
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. Amen.  

   Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

    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.

Glory be, etc… (3 times)

Eternal rest…

Apostolic Blessing The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.

Blessed be the name of the Lord. Now and forever.

Our help is in the name of the Lord. Who has made Heaven and Earth. May Almighty God bless you.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

WHAT IS THE ANGELUS

The Angelus is a special prayer recited by Catholics three times a day, at 6am, noon, and 6pm and is accompanied by the ringing of the Angelus bell.

The name comes from the Latin word for Angel and the prayer itself reminds us of how Jesus Christ assumed our human nature through the Mystery of the Incarnation.

The Pope recites the Angelus prayer in St Peter’s Square every Sunday at midday.

He also gives a brief reflection on the Gospel of the day and often comments on some issue of international concern.

The Pope’s words are broadcast all over the world on radio and television and widely shared on social media. From Easter to Pentecost the Regina Coeli is prayed instead of the Angelus.

This prayer commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and, like the Angelus, concludes with the recitation of the Gloria three times.

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