“Angelus” or prayer of the Angel. This prayer, which the Church recites three times a day, commemorates the mission of the Archangel Gabriel sent by God the Father to the Virgin Mary to announce the great news: God comes to become man and Mary is chosen to be His Mother!

V/ The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R/ And She conceived of the Holy Ghost.
Hail Mary, etc.
V/ Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R/ Be it done unto Me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary, etc.
V/ And the Word was made flesh.
R/ And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc.
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. R/ Amen