Reciting One Thousand Hail Marys

It is said that reciting one thousand Hail Marys on December 24 would ensure obtaining a special favour. While preparing the "réveillon" for Christmas Eve, therefore, mothers would recite their one thousand Hail Marys without fail for they always had a small favour to ask the Virgin Mary on behalf of one of their children or their husband.
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