Ave Maria - The Hail Mary in Latin

The ‘Hail Mary’ - in latin Ave Maria - is one of the most recited prayers by Christians worldwide. The ‘Hail Mary’ prayer and the Ave Maria are one and the same, the former is simply a translation of the latter! Before the second Vatican Council implemented the use of the vernacular languages in the Mass, the ‘Hail Mary’ was prayed in Latin.

However, many monasteries and convents still use the Latin language for religious ceremonies and prayers, including the ‘Hail Mary’. Moreover, many songs have been written using the verses from the Ave Maria.

Hail Mary in Latin - Ave Maria

“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. 


(Discover the origin of the ‘Hail Mary’)

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Hozana is a social network designed to help you grow your faith with others by joining prayer communities: many spiritual programs are available on Hozana! You can express your gratitude and pray to the Mother of the Church by exploring the many communities dedicated to the Virgin Mary: Say a novena to Our Mother with St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray a rosary every day, or dedicate a month to the consecration to the Mother of Christ.