Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Et Verbum caro factum est

ANGELUS Domini nuntiavit Mariae,
R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.

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. Amen.

V. Ecce ancilla Domini,
R. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

Ave Maria...

V. Et Verbum caro factum est.
R. Et habitavit in nobis.

Ave Maria...

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut, qui, angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem ejus et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.
R. Amen.

I had a wonderful experience the other evening. I work late on a Monday and was quietly working in my office when the Angelus rang out at 6pm. I rose and said the prayers - genuflection and all (the office was empty of my colleagues!!). It was a wonderful grace to hear the bell from a local church (perhaps I'm too busy or it is too noisy at noon). So many graces flow when our Catholic faith is publicly expressed and we are reminded of Our Lord as God-Made-Man.

Ring out, Catholic bells!


Blogger Joee Blogs said...

My *favorite* prayer! I hope you don't mind I copy your example and blog this myself?

God Bless

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