Ave Maria is the Spanish version of the popular prayer to the Virgin Mary called Hail Mary. Hail Mary is held in high esteem in the Roman Catholic Church.
Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ and this prayer is a traditional special prayer to her. It praises Mary and also seeks her intercession.
Pray Ave Maria and petition Our Lady with any special request. Hail Mary prayer in Spanish language is known as Ave Maria and is popular in Latin America.
Ave Maria Prayer
Dios te salve, Maria.
Llena eres de gracia:
El Señor es contigo.
Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres.
Y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre:
Santa María, Madre de Dios,
ruega por nosotros pecadores,
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.
Hail Mary prayer or Ave Maria prayer in Spanish is a traditional Roman Catholic prayer of salutations and petitions to Mother Mary seeking her intercession. It is a very powerful yet simple prayer recited in the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin.
It is also the Santa Maria prayer or Santa Maria Madre de Dios prayer. Ave Maria or Hair Mary is one of the main Marian prayers.
The origin of Ave Maria can be traced to many verses in the Bible. The prayer can be divided into two parts – Praise and Supplication
The praise part can be traced to The Annunciation – Luke 1:26-38 and The Visitation – Luke 1:42.
The Annunciation – Luke 1:26-38
“Hail, full of grace![d] The Lord is with you.” These words were said by The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to the Virgin Mary married to a man named Joseph, of the house of David.
The angel told Virgin Mary not to be worried since God has graced her. Mary would conceive and bear a baby named Jesus. He will be the Son of God. Mary was greatly perturbed and asked how is it possible since she was a virgin. Gabriel then assured her that the Holy Spirit will come upon her and make her pregnant with Jesus.
The Visitation – Luke 1:42
“And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.“
The Supplication seeks the intercession of Mary to seek salvation from God.