Disciple of Saint Francis, Professor of theology at the Faculty of Paris from 1248 to 1257, friend of Saint Thomas Aquinas, became Minister General of the Friars Minor in 1257, Saint Bonaventure introduced in their convents the prayer of the Angelus, to greet three times a day the incarnation of the son of God. This devotion quickly spread to Paris and then throughout the Church. The Angelus is the very first prayer that is recited every morning at the Cathedral before the first mass as well as every day at noon.
The Angel of the Lord brought the announcement to Mary
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
This is the servant of the Lord
Let it be done to me according to your Word.
And the word was made flesh
And he lived among us.
Pray for us, Holy Mother of God
That we may become worthy of Christ's promises.
That your grace, Lord our father, spreads in our hearts.
By the message of the Angel, you have made us known, the incarnation of your beloved son.
Lead us, through his passion and through his cross, to the glory of the resurrection.
By Jesus Christ, our Lord.