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