Have you made a habit of praying the Angelus, but never really thought about its significance?
Pete Socks at the Catholic Book Blogger has a review of the recent book by Jared Dees, Praying the Angelus.
“When a book arrived in my mailbox about the Angelus prayer, I had to agree with my wife Laura when she said, “Really an entire book on the Angelus?” Little did I realize how quickly I would take those words back. Indeed, the Angelus prayer is short but it’s richness is hidden behind its simplicity. Jared Dees gives the Angelus prayer the attention it deserves in his book Praying the Angelus: Find Joy, Peace, and Purpose in Everyday Life…
“Praying the Angelus has become for me a richly transformative devotion, the cornerstone habit upon which my entire personal prayer life is built.” This is Jared’s own personal testimony, and it’s the reason this prayer is so very important. Many people find great benefit from the use of this ancient prayer. The prayer, anchored by the recitation of three Hail Mary’s, focuses our minds and hearts on the great mystery of the Incarnation. An event that spelled the beginning of a renewed mankind culminated with the birth of Jesus Christ.”