Family Activity

Share the Hail Mary

Gabriel greeted a young virgin with the words: "Hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with you." (Luke 1:28) With this news, Mary traveled to her cousin's house. When she arrived, Mary was greeted with the words: "Blessed are you among women. And blessed is the fruit of your womb." (Luke 1:42) These two greetings form the basis for the Hail Mary, the popular Catholic prayer that honors the Mother of Jesus.

On this Christmas Eve, take a few moments and pray the Hail Mary as a family. Our Savior was born because Mary said "Yes!" There is no better reason to honor her than for her simple act of faith.