*(Pope Sixtus IV, in 1475, was the first to endow the recitation of the Angelus at noon with an indulgence. This indulgence was confirmed and extended by Pope Leo X in 1517 to whoever recited it in the morning, at noon, and in the evening, and Pope Pius XI (1922-1939) seems to have been the last one to grant an indulgence.)
LEADER: The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary…
ALL: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
LEADER: Behold the handmaid of the Lord…
ALL: Be it done unto me according to Thy Word.
LEADER: And the Word was made Flesh…
ALL: And dwelt among us.
LEADER: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God…
ALL: That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.
LEADER: Let us pray…
ALL: Pour forth, we beseech Thee O Lord,
Thy grace into our hearts.
That we, to whom the incarnation of Christ Thy Son,
was made known by the message of an angel.
May by His passion and cross,
be brought to the glory of His resurrection,
through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
“Come, Holy Spirit, come through the Woman Clothed With the Sun, all the glory of the King’s daughter is within.”
[RECITATION OF THE ROSARY]
“HAIL HOLY QUEEN”
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.
LEADER: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
RESPONSE That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.