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What is the Ave Maria prayer?

The Ave Maria prayer, or the Hail Mary, is the primary prayer of each decade of the Rosary and is chanted ten times in each segment of The Rosary for World Peace.

The Ave Maria prayer features two salutation verses to Mary from the Book of Luke in the New Testament Scripture: the Angel Gabriel's greeting to Mary before she conceived Jesus and Elizabeth's acknowledgment of Mary's bearing of the prophetic Messiah. The current form, including the response for the prayerful intercession of Mary, emerged during the sixteenth century. 

Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. (Lk 1:28) Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. (Lk 1:42)

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen. 

 

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The Sorrowful Mysteries:
The Crucifixion of Jesus

Aria—Holy Spirit

I will Make It as
the Mourning of an Only Son.
(Amos 8:10)
The Sun shall Go Down at Midday,
I will Make the Earth Dark
in the Day of Light.
(Amos 8:9)
I will Turn your Feasts into Mourning,
and All your Songs into Lamentation.
(Amos 8:10)
I will Make It as
the Mourning of an Only Son.
(Amos 8:10)