Hail Mary

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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

The words of this prayer "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women" are taken from Luke 1:28 which are words that the angel Gabriel said to Mary. The words "Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb" are taken from Luke 1:42 which are words that Mary's cousin Elizabeth said to her. Then we ask Mary to pray for us just the same way we would ask our mother to pray for us.

The Hail Mary is the main prayer of the Holy Rosary. That is one of the many reasons why the Rosary is much beloved by Catholics as well as some Christian denominations. Not many realize that Elvis Presley sang a song about Mary and the Rosary titled Miracle Of The Rosary.

God bless
Mike


Miracle Of The Rosary by Elvis Presley

A beautiful rendition of Ave Maria (Schubert)

Ave Maria by Cambridge Singers (Bruckner's setting)

Ave Maria by Celtic Woman (Gounod's setting over Bach)

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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

I didn't have much as an orphan at St Vincent de Paul, but I had the rosary which gave me comfort during that crazy, mixed up time...It was a beautiful rosary given me by my grandmother...blue glass beads with silver interrupts and a silver cross...I have since left the Church but still recall fondly Sister Kazamara telling me that St Laurence ( my patron saint ) and Mary would protect and pray for me...

Perhaps one day I will find my way back to the Church..Thank you for this..Larry


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

You are more than welcomed Larry. Yeah Mary protects a lot of people by praying for them. She leads a lot of people to her Son. We have a good heavenly mother. You have a very special patron saint too. Since the fourth century he has been one of the most honoured martyrs of the Church. My mother was an orphan too. God bless you my friend.


Nilla Haluska 6 years ago

Thank You!!


Tina Irene 6 years ago

Mike -

A very beautiful hub!

We are all sort of orphans in our own ways and so, it's good to know Christ's Mother is there with Him; and since we are In Christ and His Mother is with Him, then we are with Mary as well.

Again, very beautiful hub!


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Well said Tina. Thanks

Tina you mentioned that you liked that I posted about the Dead Sea Scrolls on my Angel Prayers Hub. Well I forgot to tell you at the time that I go into a bit more detail about the Dead Sea Scrolls on my Bible History Hub. I think you will find it interesting.

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Bible-Hist


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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

Very reflective hub. Reminding us that we are not alone. Thanks for sharing.


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Paraglider 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Hi Mike - Bruckner's setting of Ave Maria is well worth seeking out, if you like choral music. That's as close as I can get to the devotional spirit :)

In a spare moment, could you cast an expert eye over something for me? You know far more about it than I do! http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Statio


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Yep Philipo we are never alone as members of the body of Christ. I'm glad this Hub about Mary and the Rosary is a reminder of that. Thank you.


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Well that's pretty darn close without coming right out and saying it Paraglider, er .. um ... Dave. :-) Nice Hub on the Stations of the Cross too.

I added a nice rendition of Schubert's Ave Maria. I found this Ave Maria with Bruckner's setting, is that acceptable?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ckBb_KqlU

I'm not sure if the Celtic Woman or Charlotte Church sing Bruckner's setting of Ave Maria or not. Neither of them sound like Schubert's Ave Maria, or maybe they do. They are all nice anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsTJU27a1uc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8g6Tqqc6DQ


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Paraglider 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Yes that's the one (the Bruckner). He wrote a aeries of these unaccompanied motets on passages of church Latin.

The Celtic woman is singing Gounod's setting, actually a melody by Gounod over a piece of Bach as accompaniment. Nice links for this early morning :)


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Yeah Dave I tried to do a bit of research on Anton Bruckner yesterday and found he composed quite a few Latin church symphonies in the 19th century. His Ave Maria on YouTube was the only one that I could find that didn't cost. I like it though, it actually works good as the background music to that part of the Walt Disney film Fantasia.

Okay so Celtic Woman is singing Gounod's setting, that's the difference. It's nice to get this advice from someone that plays Classic and Flamenco guitar Paraglider. Thanks pal. I'll have to add both Bruckner's and Gounod's settings of Ave Maria now.

By the way Dave do you have any recordings of you playing Classic or Flamenco guitar on your Hubs? I've looked at some of your Hubs but not all 99. Maybe your 100th Hub would be a good time to treat the HubPages community with your talent? :-)


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Paraglider 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Thanks for asking, Mike. If you go here- http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Classic-Guitar

and scroll to the bottom of the hub, there's a link to a short wav file of my flamenco playing.


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Thanks Paraglider. Very nice.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Sheer joy ! wonderful ,beautiful hub.


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

I'm glad you enjoy it itakins.


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UPStar 6 years ago

Beautiful. Nice work


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Thanks UPStar. I'm glad you think so.


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Nice image of Mary being crowned Queen of heaven and earth brotheryochanan. Thanks. Mike


Mohammed 21 months ago

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Make Money 21 months ago from Ontario Author

Thanks Mohammed. I assume you are a Muslim by your name. And I know that Muslims hold Mary the mother of Jesus in high esteem. I think that`s good. Everyone should.


Margie 20 months ago

Dude, right on there brotreh.


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Make Money 20 months ago from Ontario Author

Thanks Margie.

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