Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee… The first words directed by Archangel Gabriel to Our Lady became the first words of our most popular prayer to Mary.
Benedicta Tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris Tui, Jesus…
Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus… The words of Saint Elisabeth to whom Mary hurried with help.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and in the hour of our death… Holy Church crowned the prayer with this beautiful plea.
Indeed, who else intercedes for us more than our beloved Mother in Heaven?
Invitation: May Devotions with Litany of Loreto as every year, after Sunday Mass in Tiptree
Listen: if you would like to listen to one of Ave Maria music pieces, composed by Schubert in 1825, click on the link below