The Angelus

Said in the morning, at midday and at 6 p.m.

V. The angel of the Lord brought tidings unto Mary.
R. And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.

AIL Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst 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.

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary. Holy Mary.

V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt amongst us.

Hail Mary. Holy Mary.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Priest: Let us pray.

E beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts, that as we have known the Incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his Cross and Passion we may be brought unto the glory of his Resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.
R. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

The Regina Caeli

Said from Easter Day to the Saturday before Trinity Sunday.

OY to thee, O Queen of Heaven! Alleluia.
He whom thou wast meet to bear, alleluia.
As he promised, hath arisen, alleluia.
Pour for us to him thy prayer, alleluia.

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord is risen indeed, alleluia!

Priest: Let us pray.

GOD, who, by the resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ, didst vouchsafe to give gladness unto the world: grant, we beseech thee, that we, being holpen by the Virgin Mary, his Mother, may attain unto the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


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