9 Discourses Illustrative of the Hail Mary
by Rev. Alexis Henry M. Cardinal Lepicier O.S.M.
There is no prayer, except the Our Father that is more frequently used by the faithful than the 'Hail Mary'. Properly analyzed this sublime prayer, commonly called the 'Angelic Salutation', will be found to contain nine distinct portions, which a devout child of Mary may liken to nine precious gems adorning the diadem of our celestial Queen and corresponding to the wonderful privileges with which it has pleased the Holy Ghost to endow His Immaculate Spouse.