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Collective Prayer Daily at Noon Connects Campus

Live by the  Spirit sticker at University of St. ThomasJoin Campus Ministry to pray the Angelus daily at noon from wherever you are on campus.

“I’m excited about the possibility of this tradition starting on our campus, as it helps to connect us as a community without leaving our desks and reminds us of how our work itself can be a prayer,” Nicole Labadie, director of Campus Ministry, said.

What is the Angelus Prayer?

The Angelus Prayer is a traditional prayer dating back to the 11th century, the Angelus calls to mind the mystery of the Incarnation – God becoming human in the person of Jesus Christ – and Mary’s role in salvation history through her “yes,” or fiat. When she encounters the angel Gabriel, Mary’s “yes” is so complete that she literally bears God to the world.

For Catholics, Mary is a model for our own discipleship; we hope that, like her, we may say a complete yes to God with joy, hope, and trust. As we ask our family and friends to pray for us, we ask Mary to pray for us and draw her more deeply to her Son.

The verses of the Angelus come from the Gospels of Luke and John; the “Hail Mary” prayer is comprised of Gabriel’s greeting to Mary to announce the birth of Jesus, and Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary in the early days of her pregnancy.

The prayer is included below, and prayer cards will be available in the Chapel and Campus Ministry beginning Jan. 27th.

The Angelus Prayer

The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:

And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

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.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord:

Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary...

And the Word was made Flesh:

And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary...

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

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.

“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you.” (Lk 1: 28)

“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” (Lk 1: 42)