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The Angelus is a centuries-old Catholic devotion that recalls the annunciation of Christ's birth by the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. In Praying the Angelus, popular author and speaker Jared Dees reinvigorates the devotion, shares intimately from his own experience of it, shows us how to get started, and enriches the practice with original meditations to reflect on the words of both the Angelus and the Regina Caeli.

Jared Dees was twenty-seven and in his fourth year of teaching religion in a Catholic school when he first experienced the Angelus. The creator of The Religion Teacher website allows the devotion to anchor his prayer life and challenge him to daily conversion of heart and will.

Dees introduces the Angelus devotion and explores its rich history and significance for the Church. As spiritual companion and guide, he offers meditations on the words and images of both the Angelus and the Regina Caeli, which is prayed during the Easter season. We find lessons about the power of repetitive prayer, the humility of being a disciple, the importance of admitting time belongs to God, the wisdom of taking time with discernment, and the joy of resting in the Lord's presence. He shares personal stories of the life-change power of the Angelus and guides both newcomers and those already familiar with the prayer to contemplate the mysteries of salvation that lie at the heart of the devotion--the Annunciation, Incarnation, and Resurrection.
Price: $13.95

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on July 7, 2017
So happy I purchased this book. I have incorporated the praying of The Angelus into my day, 3 times a day and I am loving it. This was the encouragement I needed.

on April 27, 2017
I loved this book! I had never gotten into the practice of praying the Angelus or Regina Caeli daily in the past, but Jared makes such a bold claim on the life changing and trans-formative power of these prayers I am working hard on integrating this meditation into my daily prayer routine. I especially love how he helped me see the importance of having prayer woven into my daily life and the structure the Angelus can provide for us in integrating a habitual devotional life. It's an easy read with awesome meditations on each part of the prayers so you can go a little deeper each day with this ancient tradition made new. Highly recommended!

on May 5, 2017
I received this book (for free) for a fair and honest review - and honestly thought THE ANGELUS? Really? That is for monasteries and old peeps. Boy was I wrong! And I am not afraid to admit that. Jared Dees does a spectacular job explaining this ancient prayer practice. He makes it very relevant for today, making a wonderful case for making the Angelus part of your day. Don't currently pray every day ? Can not think of a better way to start - the prayers are already written - no thinking of what you will say! AND the fruits of praying with the Church - throughout the day, I think you will find like Jared Dees did - it is LIFE CHANGING!