Angelus at the Papal Mass at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As our celebration of the Eucharist draws to a close, we turn with love to the Blessed Virgin Mary and prepare to recite the Angelus prayer. Together let us implore the protection of the Mother of God upon the United States and upon its people.

 

Mary Immaculate, conceived without sin: patroness of the United States! From the first moment of your existence you were called by God to be the Mother of his Incarnate Son. Model of our faith, you watched over the Incarnate Son of God as he grew in wisdom, age and grace (cf. Lk 2:52). Look upon the people of this great nation, so richly blessed by God with material and spiritual resources. May they draw fresh inspiration from the highes