'Even though there is nothing so great as the majesty of God and nothing so low as man in so far as he is a sinner, Almighty God does not despise our poor prayers. On the contrary, he is pleased when we sing his praises. And the Angel's greeting to our Lady is one of the most beautiful hymns which we could possibly sing to the glory of the Most High. "To you will I sing a new song" (Ps. 143:9). This new hymn, which David foretold would be sung at the coming of the Messiah, is none other than the Angelic Salutation.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort