The Angelus


Almighty and merciful God, you cannot be understood by the one who sows hatred, you cannot be accepted by the one who loves violence; look upon our painful human condition, tried by cruel acts of terror and death; comfort your children and open our hearts to hope, so that our time can know days of serenity and peace.

(John Paul II, 12 Sept. 2001)


The Angelus

[Traditionally prayed at Noon]

V- The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R- And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary....

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

Hail Mary....

V- And the Word was made Flesh.
R- And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary....

V- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R- 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.


Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, O Holy Spirit,
Fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit
And they shall be created,
And you will renew the face of the earth.


The Magnificat

My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
for he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.
From this day forth all generations will call me blessed:
the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
remembering his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

The Canticle of Mary
Luke 1:46-55