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What is the Hail Mary that Catholics say so often?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The "Hail Mary," Ave Maria in Latin, is a Roman Catholic prayer to the Virgin Mary that consists of salutations and a plea for her intercession. Also, the term "Hail Mary pass" was used by the pres...

July 01 2013 12 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Data Ken van Zyl I am a retired South African educationist living in Brazil.
Mary was merely the young lady that YHWH used to introduce His Son, Yeshua, into a physical body. She was not a 'goddess', someone to be revered. Even she proclaimed Yeshua as her Lord and Saviour. YHWH said we must NOT worship anyone else but HIM, and this includes Mary.

January 02 2014 2 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
The Hail Mary is a traditional Christian prayer (Catholic, Orthodox, Anglicans and Lutherans) asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst 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.

This simple prayer expresses a lot about Christian tradition: 

1. That Jesus is God, and Mary carried her in her womb.
2. That interceding for one another is encouraged. c.f. 1 Timothy 2:1
3. That interceding for one another does not undermine the saving grace from Christ.

September 30 2013 11 responses Vote Up Share Report


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