The “Hail Mary” prayer in Savonarola’s exposition reads: “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.”
The title “Our Lady of Grace” should be understood in two respects:
- Mary Most Holy is the one who brings the Grace par excellence, that is, Her son Jesus, therefore She is the “Mother of Divine Grace”;
- Mary is the Queen of all graces, She is the one who, interceding for us with God (“as Our Advocate”) makes sure that He grants us all grace: in Catholic theology, it is believed that God denies nothing to the Blessed Virgin.