CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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What can we learn from the way in which Mary prayed?
To learn from Mary how to pray means to join in her prayer:
“Let it be to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38) Prayer is
ultimately self-giving in response to God’s love. If we say Yes
as Mary did, God has the opportunity to lead his life in our life.

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What are the words of the “Hail Mary”?
Hail, Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now
and at the hour of our death. Amen.

In Latin:
Ave Maria,
gratia plena.
Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui,
Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc
et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

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