Full of grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed are 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 moment of our Last Breath.
The Hail Mary prayer is divided into 2 parts: The first part represents the Micro-cosmic Mary, that is, the ‘Mary’ that every woman can choose to embody, the ‘Mary’ that women can be.
The second part of the prayer focuses on the Macrocosmic ‘Mary’, the Cosmic Mother, also known as Sophia–the Mother of All.
When we pray the Hail Mary we are reaching out to ‘Sophia’, the wisdom, that is both within us all (microcosmic Mary) and that is also part of the entire Cosmos (macrocosmic Mary).