Dees was twenty-seven and in his fourth year of teaching religion in a Catholic school when he first experienced the Angelus. He allows the devotion to anchor his prayer life and challenge him to daily conversion of heart and will. Dees introduces the Angelus and explores its rich history and significance for the Church. He offers meditations on the words and images of both the Angelus and the Regina Caeli. 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. Named for the opening words of the devotion's first prayer in Latin, The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, the Angelus is typically prayed at 6 a.m., on, and 6 p.m. each day.
JARED DEES is the creator of the popular website The Religion Teacher and the author of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, and To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach. He has volunteered at and worked in a variety of Catholic ministries, including Catholic schools, parish religious education, youth ministry, campus ministry, RCIA, and adult faith formation. Dees is the digital marketing manager at Ave Maria Press. He lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his family.