The Angelus.


The Angelus is a traditional prayer used by the faithful to commemorate the holy annunciation of the angel Gabriel to Mary. It is a recollection of the salvific event of the Incarnation in which the Word became flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, through the power of the Holy Spirit in accordance with the salvific plan of the Father.

It is usually said three times daily, as announced by a bell: at dawn, midday and at dusk. The recitation of the Angelus is deeply rooted in the piety of the Christian faithful, and strengthened by the example of the Roman Pontiffs.

The Angelus is replaced with the antiphon Regina Coeli during the Easter season. The ecclesial community addresses this antiphon to Mary for the Resurrection of her Son.