The Angelus (Latin for "angel") is a Traditional Catholic devotion commemorating the Incarnation. The devotion was traditionally recited in churches, convents, and monasteries three times daily: the morning, noon, and evening (many churches still follow the devotion, and many practise it at home.) The Angelus is usually accompanied by the ringing of the Angelus bell, which is a call to prayer and to spread good-will to everyone.
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
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. Amen.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary . . .
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary . . .
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, 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.
"Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you" (Lk 1:28)
"Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb"
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O JESUS, behold our family prostrate before Thee. Once more do we consecrate ourselves to Thee - our trails and joys - that our home, like Thine, may ever be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and faith. Do Thou protect and bless all of us, absent and present, living and dead.
O MARY, loving Mother of Jesus- and our Mother - pray to Jesus for our family, for all families of the world, to guard the cradle of the newborn, the schools of the young and their vocations.
O JOSEPH, Holy Guardian of Jesus and Mary, assist us by thy prayers in all the necessities of life. Ask Jesus that special grace which HE granted to thee, to watch over our home at the pillow of the sick and the dying, so that with Mary and with thee, Heaven may find our family unbroken in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. +Amen.
A Traditional Catholic Reflection for the Fourth Week of Advent
Luke Chapter 3
This is the third week of advent when we light the rose colored candle on the advent wreath. Gaudete is Latin for rejoice.