Ave Maria

The first half of this prayer consists of the angel's greeting to Mary at the Annunciation, while the second half was composed by the Church.

 

Ave, Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in muleribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.

 

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

 

 

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.