The Hail Mary Prayer (Ave Maria)

The Hail Mary prayer is one of the most famous prayers in all of Catholicism. It is the foundation to the Rosary, and is based off of two passages from Saint Luke’s Gospel.

The Hail Mary is a traditional Catholic prayer asking for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. In Roman Catholicism, the prayer forms the basis of the Rosary and the Angelus prayers.


The Hail Mary in English

Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among 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.

The Hail Mary in Latin

Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Dominus tecum,
benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.
Sancta Maria mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae.

The Hail Mary in Spanish

Dios te salve, Mara,
llena eres de gracia,
el Seor es contigo.
Bendita tu eres entre todas las mujeres,
y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre, Jesus.
Santa Maria, Madre de Dios,
ruega por nosotros, pecadores,
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.

The Hail Mary in Italian

Ave Maria, piena di grazia,
il Signore e con te.
Tu sei benedetta fra le donne
e benedetto e il frutto del tuo seno, Gesu.
Santa Maria, Madre di Dio,
prega per noi peccatori,
adesso e nell’ora della nostra morte.

The Hail Mary in French

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.
Le Seigneur est avec vous.
Vous etes benie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jesus, le fruit de vos entrailles, est beni.
Sainte Marie, Mere de Dieu,
Priez pour nous, pauvres pecheurs,
maintenant et a l’heure de notre mort.

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