Ave Maria Meditations
Saint Francis’ Greetings to the Blessed Virgin:
Hail, Lady and Queen, holy Mary, Mother of God,
Virgin who became the Church,
chosen by the Father in heaven,
consecrated by His beloved Son
and His Spirit, the Comforter:
in you was and remains,
the whole fullness of grace
and everything that is good.
Hail, His palace,
Hail, His tabernacle,
Hail, His dwelling,
Hail, His robe,
Hail, His handmaid,
Hail, His mother!
O holy Mother, sweet and fair to see,
for us beseech the King,
your dearest Son,our Lord Jesus Christ,
to death for us delivered:
that in His pitying clemency, and by virtue of His most holy incarnation and bitter death, He may pardon our sins.
Holy Virgin Mary, among all the women of the world, there is none like you.
You are the daughter and handmaid of the most high King, Father of heaven.
You are the Mother of our most holy Lord Jesus Christ.
You are the bride of the Holy Spirit.
Pray for us, with St. Michael the archangel,
and all the powers of heaven and all the saints,
to your most holy and beloved Son,
our Lord and Master, Amen