Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Angelus

This video was prepared to help you learn and pray the Angelus. Once you have made this practice part of your daily prayer life, you can use the video to invite others to renew their faith in central truth of the Christian faith, in which the mysteries of the Trinity and of our Redemption in Christ come together: the Incarnation of the Son of God. If we are Christians, we need to "know him whom we have believed"! The Angelus can help.

Promote the Angelus prayer! Include this link in your e-mail:, and consider embedding the video in your blog sidebar with the VodPod or Google video.

The Regina Coeli

The Regina Coeli ("Queen of Heaven") is prayed in place of the Angelus (morning, noon and night) during the Easter Season, and often sung in Latin for added festivity.

A Call to Prayer

The title of this blog sounds more like a Muslim theme than something dedicated to renewing a long-standing Catholic tradition. In part, it is inspired by the fact that, yes, faithful Muslims put everything on hold five times a day to call to mind and to proclaim the central beliefs of their religion. Many Catholics have retained the tradition of praying the Angelus three times a day (morning, noon and evening), but for the most part it is a lost art.
This blog is at the service of a renewal of the practice of the Angelus by Catholics and other Christians. We all confess Jesus, born of the Virgin, as Lord and Savior: Let us proclaim and renew our faith, and invite others to do so, too.

Please limit comments to ideas and success stories about promoting the Angelus or Regina Coeli in your Church group or locale.

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

From St Alban's Cathedral (St Albans, England), a detail from the Annunciation window: