Angelis Domini, a short form of prayer which Catholics are accustomed to recite in honor of the incarnation, at sunrise, noon, and sunset, at the ringing of a bell, called the Angelas bell. This custom originated with the ringing of the bells on the eve of festivals. Pope John XXII. (1327) ordered that at the ringing of the bells on these occasions all the faithful should recite three Ave Marias. The council of Lavaur (1368) ordered that the bell should be rung also at sunrise. The Angelus at noon is attributed by some to Pope Calixtus III. (1456), and by others to King Louis XL (1472). Mabillon thinks that the Angelus as now practised is of French origin, and became general at the beginning of the 16th century.