The Angelus, Prayer to Our Lady

Every day at noon, Catholic churches throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle will ring their bells - a sign of unity, and a reminder of the presence of God in our midst during these challenging times. Besides the ancient practice of praying the Angelus at noon, Archbishop Etienne invites us all to join in praying to Our Lady of Seattle during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Angelus Prayer (English)

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. 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

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail, Mary …

V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail, Mary …

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. 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. 

The Angelus Prayer (Spanish)

V. El Ángel del Señor anunció a María.
R. Y concibió del Espíritu Santo.
Dios te salve, Maria, llena eres de gracia, el Seńor es contigo. Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres, y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre, Jesús. Santa María, Madre de Dios, ruega por nosotros, pecadores, ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte. Amén.

V. He aquí la esclava del Señor.
R. Hágase en mi según tu palabra.
Ave María...

V. El Verbo se hizo carne.
R. Y habitó entre nosotros.
Ave María...

V. Ruega por nosotros, Santa Madre de Dios.
R. Para que seamos dignos de alcanzar las promesas de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

Te suplicamos, Señor,
que derrames tu gracia en nuestras almas
para que los que, por el anuncio del Ángel
hemos conocido la Encarnación de tu Hijo Jesucristo, por su Pasión y Cruz
seamos llevados a la gloria de su Resurrección.
Por el mismo Jesucristo Nuestro Señor.
R Amén.

Prayer for the Intercession of Our Lady of Seattle (English)

Holy Mary, we come before you as spiritual children in great need, seeking your intercession, and asking that your mantle of love surround us to console, protect and lead us to your son Jesus.

We entrust all of God’s family, especially the Church in Western Washington into your Immaculate hands.  With your Son Jesus’ gentle power you can undo any knot in our Church, and in the lives of believers who entrust themselves to your care.

Today I especially entrust to you [mention request here/Coronavirus], and I ask that – through your intercession, and that of Saint James, our Guardian Angels, and the faithful in our diocese – we may be free from every spiritual and temporal ill, and be safely led to encounter your Son’s Merciful, Sacred Heart.

Our Lady of Seattle, Undoer of Knots, pray for us!​