The Angelical Salutation, or Hail Mary, is probably one of the best known prayers unique to
Catholicism. It recounts the words used by the Angel Gabriel when saluting Mary in the
Gospel of Luke, and ends with a request that Mary prays to God for the penitent sinner now and in the hour of their death. The Angelical Salutation is also one of the central prayers in
Mariology, and one of the two prayers used with the
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui,
Iesus. Sancta Maria,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc,
et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.