The Angel came to her and said, “Hail [Mary], full of grace!  The Lord is with you.”  - Lk 1:28

Reflection. St. Elizabeth said to Mary during the Visitation:  “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Lk 1:42).  These words together with the words of the Angel of Mary and the addition of the name “Jesus” became the first part of the prayer Hail Mary.

Prayer. Hail Mary, I honor you as the Mother of my Lord, and my Mother.