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Where can you find the words of the Hail Mary Catholic prayer?

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Users can find the words to the Roman Catholic prayer, "Hail Mary," on many websites, including CatholicTradition.org, WorldPrayers.org and CatholicCulture.org. It is regarded as one of the most popular prayers among Catholics and is recited repeatedly during the meditation of the rosary.

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Where can you find the words of the Hail Mary Catholic prayer?
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The Hail Mary originates from the gospel of Luke and is a combination of two greetings made to Mary. The prayer is often referred to as the "Angelic Salutation," because the first few lines are the words the angel Gabriel used to greet Mary when he visited to inform her that she was carrying the Messiah. The second part of the prayer is a greeting from Mary's cousin, Elizabeth, who stated upon seeing her, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb."

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